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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.
All reviews osaka castle cherry blossoms sakura season nice walk full bloom japanese history food stalls top floor souvenir shop walk around take pictures train station nice view entrance fee observation deck trees picnic
i spent many hours in the castle and its gardens . it is very impressive however you could face long lines to go with the elevator to the top . there is a balcony and great view from the top . going dowstairs every floor...More
Went there and was pleased with the grounds and took great pictures. There were a lot of tourists there as expected, and there was a long line for tickets into the castle. I didn't queue for that. Plenty of shopping and dining options within and...More
Waste of time. The grounds of the castle are huge but the first place we found in Japan which was over grown and very badly maintained. The main castle itself is not a castle at all,it's more of a museum trip masquerading as a castle....More
The park was nice, but not mind-blowing.
It would have been wonderful if not for the hordes of visitors. It had a somewhat touristy feel about it. For me, it somehow lacked some of that historic feel that I was hoping for.
Bought the Osaka amazing pass. Entry was free. No need to queue. If do not have the pass you need to queue to buy ticket.
We climb up 8 floors. Queue for the lift is too long. The view on 8 floor was not bad....More
It is quite a walk from the subway stations. From the entrance, you can walk around. There are several selections if you want to have a meal here. There are also convenience stores and vendo machines.
There was a street performer just before the castle....More
This Castle was so Grand and such a great thing to see up close. This was a amazing walk from the station, through the park and up the steps to the castle. Don't be terrified with the walk you won't even feel it as the...More
The park was just changing into autumn colours when we visited. It is beautifully set out, with lots of water features. It is a welcome relief from the tourist madness of the actual castle and well worth visiting in any season.
I don't have the answer for your question. I have left the Osaka Castle a week back and it still have a lot of yaezakura flowers but the highlight for me is not the flower but the massive Oscaka Castle and the a very wide... More
I don't have the answer for your question. I have left the Osaka Castle a week back and it still have a lot of yaezakura flowers but the highlight for me is not the flower but the massive Oscaka Castle and the a very wide and deep moat. It makes me wonder how to conquer that castle without cannon.
Hi Jocelyn; I have to agree with Erika...be aware of the very, very humid conditions. It is common for people on the streets to have a small towel to dab at their face and neck. I live in Georgia and the humidity is very... More
Hi Jocelyn; I have to agree with Erika...be aware of the very, very humid conditions. It is common for people on the streets to have a small towel to dab at their face and neck. I live in Georgia and the humidity is very high here in the summer....but, Japan in July was just as humid.
Be that as it may.....the park (and all of Japan really) was fabulous! Enjoy the people, the cities, the culture....well, just soak in all in!