Kishiwada Castle
Kishiwada Castle
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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia368 contributions
Couples
We were on our way back from Kansai Airport to Namba when we stopped at Kishiwada to see the castle there. We couldn't find any English Review of the castle and the castle did not rank highly on tourist attraction. We had some extra time so we decided to stop by.

The Castle is about 7 mins easy walk from the Kishiwada station. The castle grounds are beautiful and the simple fact that this isn't a popular tourist attraction meant you had ample space and time to take really lovely pictures. There are very lovely cherry blossoms surrounding the castle and the quietness of the castle grounds was surreal.

We spent more time than we expected there simply because it was so lovely. We were quite hesitant to leave (but for the time slipping by). We highly recommend this especially if you are a photographer.
Written April 8, 2013
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BrianRooney
Osaka, Japan633 contributions
Friends
After visiting many castles in Japan, it was a pleasure to visit one with an intimate feel.

There are some exhibits on a couple of floors, but not enough to make it feel more like a museum than a castle.

The view is great, and the rock garden in front is spectacular.
Written September 24, 2019
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LloydCMC
Hong Kong, China376 contributions
Solo
Kishiwada castle is a small but very beautiful castle in Osaka, 2 stations (10mins) from the Kansai Airport. If you have a few hour before your flight, this castle (or outlets) may be your best choice! The main keep is a tiny museum with very little display, but the view on the top is very nice, and you can see the full-picture of the unique garden before the castle.
Written July 12, 2016
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Rocket_HNL
Honolulu, HI43 contributions
Couples
We walked around the moated castle joining with groups of friendly early morning dog walkers for a convivial morning chat. The castle is beautiful and only takes 10-15 minutes to walk around if you just want the exterior views. It is minutes walking from a large temple and the Gofuso gardens. Well worth it!
Written May 14, 2018
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Darko S
249 contributions
Friends
Well, since i haven't researched this sightseeing spot and historical place before i went to see it, i was so positively surprised what I had seen.
The castle is big, and whole area is offering a lot to do and see when you are there. A couple of nice and famous restaurants(including Italian restaurant with the view of the castle itself), nice running and walking paths and quite impressive historical spot as you can see on the images.
Written January 24, 2018
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Martin S
58 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed looking around this small castle. The building and surrounding was stunning and in great condition. Then, the paid entry was cool with some nice artefacts and a superb view from the top of the building. Not a lot of English explanations, but the entry fee was not large and so we equated it to paying for the view, which was spectacular. Would strongly recommend visiting this castle.
Written October 9, 2016
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ugin38
Hong Kong, China274 contributions
Solo
The castle association in Japan released the 101-200 castles for stamp rally, and this is one of them. Nearest from Kansai Airport it is easy to go by Nankai Railway.

The castle itself was rebuilt in modern time, but the garden and the view from the top is beautiful. There are also some introduction on the history of the feudal lords who built it and ruled the area originally.
Written September 27, 2018
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nyango15
大阪府泉大津市109 contributions
天守閣、お堀とたたえる水、それを取り巻く緑、それらがきれいに保存されているのは、ありそうでない。岸和田市は南大阪で唯一、その中心部に美しい城をもつ誇らしい街である。You can reach Kishiwadajou Castle in 10~15minutes from Kishiwada station of Nankai Line.
Written July 11, 2017
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ART196
244 contributions
Solo
Kishiwada Castle’s main keep is a concrete reconstruction dating to 1954. The original structure, which was constructed in 1585 and burnt down in 1827 after being struck by lightning, was five-tiered, but this concrete museum has only three floors with high ceilings. Kishiwadajō’s elegant features are chiefly the white-plastered wall atop of the ishigaki (stone walls) completely surrounding the honmaru which gives a completed, authentic effect, as well as its rock garden at the foot of the keep depicting, in the abstract, a general surrounded by various beasts and elements. It is a modern arrangement designed with bird’s eye viewing from the top of the castle in mind.

Stone arrangements clock-wise from top are: tiger (12 o’clock), heaven, snake, cloud, dragon (6 o’clock), wind, bird, earth, with the commander at centre. Do you see them? I guess you need a good eye for it!

Kishiwada retains its castle town charm and has many old buildings, including a samurai manor house (pictured in this album toward the end, although entry is forbidden as the building is private property). Kishiwadajō, my pamphlet boldly informs me, is the world’s most accessible castle, being quite close to Kansai International Airport. One sees the castle when travelling on the elevated highway between the airport and Ōsaka.
Written April 21, 2016
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bounethone21
大阪府22 contributions
I just walking around there with my child but he feeled tired and if I have more time I think I will go to visit thrm again when it is an events there and hope all must be joyful with them
Written March 16, 2016
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