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Osaka Castle Park

Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
+81 6-6941-1144
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As featured in Osaka on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #9 of 215 attractions in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Me and two of my friends visited japan on summer. The first city we stop by is osaka. Type of our travel is backpacker so everything done by walking and subway. Osaka castle is a must place to visited while in osaka. Architecture and the wall design is amazing. Although the weather is very hot and cherry blossoms already past... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A few words to describe this park, amazing. Being here seems to go back in time, everything has remained the same, the nature is king and everything is built around the magnificent ancient castle. If you had the opportunity to go there during the cherry blossom season, the scenery is lovely, this place brings peace and harmony. Access to the... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It shows the Japanese culture. It is an incredible area. It is not far from Subway station where you can walk to the castle. 😀😀 the place you must visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful way to spend the evening! The grounds seen to stay open late and the sights of things with the setting sun was beautiful. Visit anytime of day for a quiet city escape.

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

very great achitecture n good for walking, great n beautiful cherry blossom. there is a moat around the castle and river cruise beside the castle

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Fremont, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Not worth it. You go in and just watch videos and looks at pictures. I recommend Himeji Castle instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

It was quite easy to get to the castle on the subway and was a short walk from the station. The gardens themselves were very peaceful and not many people were walking around them as they headed straight for the castle. Because there were a number of buses pulled up I circumnavigated the castle first and the crowds had thinned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

go if u have free time and want to slow down a bit. this place is relaxing. u can see lot of people jogging in the park. if u want to know some japanese history, pay an entrance fee and get into the castle building. and on the top of the building you can see Osaka pretty clearly.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am not sure how many gates to access to the park. We walked from our hotel and approached the castle from near to Tenmabashi station. It was very quiet in the morning about 8am.(The castle opens at 9:00am) So we had a long time to look around and took photos. Soon before it is opening time, there were lots... More

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

well, not really. This place was a formidable fortress, these days the main tower is relatively small, and has been totally rebuilt. Anyhow, great photo shots. Inside, its fitted out like an office block, with a lift lobby, office décor, new stairs. Pretty dumb, why on earth they didn't think of retaining any authenticity, lord knows. Mildly interesting museum on... More

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