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Osaka Castle Park

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Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi...
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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Bring out your inner Samurai

Firstly: Take the queue on the right and speed up the stairs. The lift takes forever. Secondly: Enjoy learning about samurai, seeing lots of gold tigers and birds and get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Firstly: Take the queue on the right and speed up the stairs. The lift takes forever. Secondly: Enjoy learning about samurai, seeing lots of gold tigers and birds and get a fantastic view of Osaka from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I came early to osaka castle. I stay at my stay hotel. Walk need 10 until 15 minutes from my hotel. Lovely castle. Time to spend is 1 until 2 hours. Try going to highest place. Unfortunately 3 and 4 floor in construction by the time i arrive

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Chiang Mai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to visit. Nice walk in the parke and then up in the castle. Gorgeous views and great exhibition

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The thing about Osaka Castle it that it is only a couple of decades old. That's no biggie in Japan, where the major cities were mostly flattened in WW2. But it has been rebuilt only as a replica, not as a rebuild of the castle - ie: it is made of concrete and plyons, complete with lift, as opposed to... More 

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Jkt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I just love Osaka Castle Park It's beautiful and very 'Japan' On summer it could be very hot I wish there more transportation to get inside the castle

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Osaka Castle and the surrounding park really show off Japan's natural and historic beauty. Bring your camera and enjoy the scenery. During certain times food vendors will setup in the park and provide you with some great Japanese specialties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A very big park that you can enjoy and spend half day here. The castle is fantastic! Well preserved (even though it is refurbished). There's museum inside the castle.

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Osaka, Japan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very well maintained Castle in the middle of Osaka. I found I could spend a few hours there. It was right next to a big park and the atmosphere was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The castle has been converted to a museum inside, so if you're looking to experience the inside of a real castle go elsewhere. Majestic from the outside and still worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Plan your day, maybe be a part of the Japanese and picnicking in the park during the weekends. Since we did not plan anything, we just brought some drinks and street foods from the stall, sit by the river side and enjoy the scenery.

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Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka

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