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Osaka Castle Park

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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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Really good place to relax

You can sit around and enjoy the park. If you go here at spring, you can enjoy sakura blossoming everywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sherly N
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has interesting content and elements. If you come in early, you will have time to read the museum notes without the crowd noise and you would appreciate the museum displays. It has nice view of the city at the top. This however is for those who enjoys garden walk, slow stroll inside the museum. I like it for historical... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can sit around and enjoy the park. If you go here at spring, you can enjoy sakura blossoming everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing this castle was one of my favorite parts of my visit to Japan. It's classic japanese architecture, the decorative patterns, the colors, and massiveness of the building all leave you breathless. Another positive to this castle is that it's right in the middle of Osaka (which can be a day trip on its own) and 30 minutes away from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the most beautiful gardens but all paths lead to the castle which is a must. It must have been magnificent to stand in the grounds at its warning height in the 1600s. You can wander the grounds in relative peace as people focus on the castle.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It requires some walk to reach there from the JR station but it worth. Colors of the sky around 6pm are magical and city views around are also stunning. 5 Stars

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is so refreshing to visit a big park in the middle of a great urban conglomerate, this parks represents a modern approach using footprint of an ancient location. The photos attached show the blended of past and future of a great city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Osaka Castle Park is a wonderful way to spend a half day. It is a beautiful picturesque park - so bring our camera - you will take a lot of pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle offers a great view into the local history. The tower is well worth a visit but don't get stuck in the lift line up; take the stairs, they are not bad. The gardens are worth a walk around as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful construction, really worth a visit, take time to stroll around it, see the city from the many sides of the castle, observe how each stone was put like that and trip on it! Good walk for those who likes to feel the city and feel the energy of the feudal era in the middle of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reached at 9 in the morning during summer and the weather is too hot for me. We walked with umbrella and we are sweating. There were only green maple leaves and no flowers as it is summer season. Maybe visit during spring is a better choice if you would like to indulge in the sakura.

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