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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 #10 of 201 attractions in Osaka
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

you can sit and enjoy the city through the park, at front of NHK Building, a famous TV channel in Japan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

During the spring Sakura season, this castle is surrounded by the most beautiful Cherry Blossom trees in all shades. There are walls surrounding the castle with so much history - you will learn a lot before even reaching the castle! There are also vendors selling snacks and ice cream :) The Castle is beautiful. The line was very long so... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle is beautiful, and it's a pleasant walk through the park to get there. You start at the top floor of the castle and walk down. You can either take the stairs or ride the elevator to the top; on the weekends, the line for the elevator can get rather long. The top floor is an outdoor observation deck,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We visited a park during the weekend a sunny day in april - loads of families, groups of teenagers and couples enjoying the park barbecuing, playing games and such - not just a tourist spot. Also the castle itself is worth a visit, quite nice installations and a nice view from the top.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This castle is so elegant! I am so impress with the canal which was built to protect the castle, look very mysterious...They also have souvenir shops inside under reasonable price...

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a stunning park, an oasis on the edge of the city. I was lucky enough to visit during cherry blossom season & it was amazing. The castle itself is an incredible sight, rising up over the cherry blossoms & looking down over the park and the tourists all enjoying ice cream & sweets in the sunshine. Make sure you... More

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Ginowan, Japan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It was so cool. We walked all around and went up to the top. We got a discount by showing our JR day pass, and we got to go the front of the line. They have a dress up area inside for a fee. We ate the Cherry Blossom ice cream outside, kind of weird. Go to the museum afterword... More

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Caboolture, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

bit of a walk up to the castle but all fitness levels would be able to do it. Nice little souvenir shop up top as well. bit of a line up to go into the castle

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Singapore
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was indeed a good spot to enjoy the sakura blooms during the sakura season. We took a leisurely stroll down the park, observed many locals enjoying their hanamis... it got really crowded *and noisy* as we got closer to the carpark -- bus loads of visitors descended upon the park just around late noon. Ah well - it was... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Osaka castle is quite beautiful to see in person, well worth a visit. The views aren't that great so I wouldn't line up to climb the tower.

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