Love the gardens and castle - you don't realise the size of the place until you climb the 8 floors of the tower!
Osaka Castle is located roughly in the middle of the city and this park, as its name suggests, envelopes the castle. At slightly over 100 hectares in size and incorporating four outer moats, an inner moat and a dry moat, the park represents the immediate areas around the castle that needed to be defended during medieval times. However, serving as... More
My favorite part of the osaka castle was the Plum and Cherry Grove. Got lucky since all the trees were in bloom and it was amazing! Beautiful grove, well taken care of and absolutely enchanting. Alone that is worth the time. We went inside the castle which has 8 floors. Entry fee was 600 yen. It's really a museum inside... More
Osaka Castle is very easy to visit, it's station is located on the Osaka loop line and is a couple hundred meters from the station. The grounds are very clean and calming with no hawkers. The castle itself is very impressive and quite abit bigger than i thought it would be. One can only imagine how impressed the Europeans of... More
We were fortunate to have a hotel that overlooked this park and consequently this was the first thing that we saw in Osaka. The gardens are very well maintained, well sign posted and a good way to relax and get away from the bustle of Osaka. There is a free tour that operates daily through the gardens which is run... More
I didn't realize there was a multi-level museum inside the castle! The grounds are lovely, and the view from the top of the castle is wonderful. Check out the Peace Museum and History Museum nearby. Admission included with the Osaka Unlimited Pass.
On a whim I decided to visit Osaka Castle, which naturally took me through Osaka park. The area was beautiful, and while there was a decent amount of stairs it was worth it. Great for those moments you want to relax and enjoy the scenary.
I would rate this to be a good and educational museum about a very important part of Japanese history. However, I would like to see more antique from the past but not just displays of material. (They do have some in two floors but I am not too impressed by them.)
I felt that this is really amazing history place to visit. Thank god they rebuilt the place. The view was amazing from the top of the castle. Every level there is something to learn about Osaka history. The highlight was the chance to wear the helmet of either great shogun or generals!!! Must try!
Ok, parks are not for everyone. It is a place to relax, walk, enjoy the breeze, see people walk by, have a picnic or even do a light jog. If your idea of an interesting half day is the above, you will enjoy this place. Visited early Dec 2013 so the weather was perfect. The park surrounds the Osaka Castle... More
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