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Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi...

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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A lovely park with an impressive structure

Osaka Castle Park was a spacious park. The autumn colours were magnificent. It seemed to attract locals and tourists alike as entrance to the park was free. Despite the number of... read more

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Osaka Castle Park was a spacious park. The autumn colours were magnificent. It seemed to attract locals and tourists alike as entrance to the park was free. Despite the number of visitors the park was so spacious that one did not feel crowded, unless it was in front of the castle where everyone posed for photos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens, castle and children's play area. A must see place!! Be ready for a long walk with hills and multiple stairs.

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Thank sudhanar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To me, the park itself is actually more worth a visit than the castle! Nice open spaces for picnics in the cool weather. Good for family / friends activities.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Osaka Castle is located practically in the center of Osaka. Easily reachable with subway or buses. The castle is the most important and must visit landmark of Osaka. The area around the castle is just as interesting, with plenty of trees which can be great to visit during spring and autumn. The garden is very clean and no single trash... More 

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Makati City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You haven't been to Osaka if you did not visit the Osaka Castle. This is a must and for great reasons. It is beautiful, surrounded by gardens and pockets of littles parks within a huge park. That I went there during fall was a bonus as the entire park looked so pleasantly colourful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice park especially with the autumn leaves of red and yellow. Spacious and nicely spread out were the trees and walking path. We went all the way to the castle but did not enter the compound as we were told it is a replica ...but it is quite a well constructed replica. Good place to spend half a day to... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a lot a history here, a lot a weeding ceremonies, beautiful and nice p,ace to visit in Osaka, you can see people dress in different ways

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I just visited the Castle in the third week of November. The weather was perfect and the fall colors had settled in. I came by foot from the Hilton Osaka. The river was a great journey and approaching was easy, but not obvious. There is so much to do and see here in the castle itself, but the courtyard was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Osaka Castle is one of the places to visit if you are a tourist. There are quite a number of areas to walk before reaching the main attraction. Thus you may want to do some careful planning if you are with people with walking difficulties. The view is still just ok in my personal opinion, but the stroll through the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle itself is quite nice and on each story you find snippets of history related with the castle. There is a lift inside that takes you all the way to the top and then you start walking down 1 story at a time whilst reading on the various historical sections available in each story Apart the castle, you must... More 

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