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Osaka Castle Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Osakajo, Chuoku, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank travelabound
Reviewed yesterday

Dont be fulled from the exterior. This is not the original and has an elevator inside going to the top....somehow I dont think that would have been part of the woodwork in its heyday.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Jerome C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Amarshallsaf
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank CherryMangoDurian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Marc Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank travelhappy15
Reviewed 6 days ago

nice to take picture from another spot, after that take a picture again, less information about this castle but the castle so iconic in Osaka

Thank dian k
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from wmhtet | Reviewed this property |
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
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
Anytime from April through to June as far as the weather goes. Timing wise, early in the morning is less crowded so I would aim to get there around opening time to mid-day.
Jocelyn M
December 9, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
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