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Osaka Castle Park

Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
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Ranked #8 of 204 Attractions in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop.
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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I love Osaka castle and the surrounding area. I cannot count how many times I've been to this park, day or night, all four seasons. Its an amazing place to visit even at night. The castle park covers a large green area. Because the original structure was burnt down and then restored, inside its pretty modern. Which was a disappointment... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This large parts quite busy with people. They exercising, cycling and event enjoy the scenery there. you can see Osaka Castle from here..

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

After visiting parks in other Southeast Asian countries, it's nice to see one that actually permits people to walk on the grass! This is a large park that was quite busy on the Monday that we visited. There were some haiku drummers, a juggler, lots of people dressed up as ninjas and samurais... a good place for people watching. There... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A 15 minute walk from the train station, can go inside and see the different levels for 600 yen. On a sunday there are markets near the castle with about 10,000 people walking around. Try and go on a weekday

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longvilliers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Relax time in the garden, nice trees, peacefull atmosphere. Allows a vevry nice view of the castel.Shops and booths for eating japanese specialities. Crowded during the week-end.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great overview of Osaka's past history including the period of the Samurai. Castle is a rebuild but great views of the city

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My friend and I decided to head over to Osaka Castle early on a Sunday morning, not sure if there was a specific event on for the day but it was really busy with a lot of vendors and stalls outside the main castle. The grounds and castle itself are very easy on the eye and provide some fantastic photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A very grand and beautiful castle which is perfect for a nice long stroll, a jog or a picnic! Park is clean and well kept. Went in late October when leaves were turning colours and it was spectacular!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The castle is really pretty and you can take amazing pictures, we went inside the castle and they have a museum, although most of the information is in English, there are some things that you miss if you don´t speak their language. Very interesting the story about the political, historical and architectural side of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Traveling in autumn is a sight to behold at the Osaka Castle and Park, with the wonderful shades of orange, yellow and green. We were very fortunate that we decided to visit this site on what is known as Cultural Day (November 3, 2014). There were performers and food stalls in the park grounds. Also very near the castle there... More

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