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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Nice scenic walk

Great place to escape the busy city life. They have some nice ponds with places to sit and watch the world go by.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christy W
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to escape the busy city life. They have some nice ponds with places to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Christy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A magnificent place to learn japanese history. The museum was awesome, the observation deck was wonderful, seeing the city in all direction, the whole park is just, WOW!!!

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here because it is a must do if you are in Osaka, you can the most beautiful pictures. My husband and daughter are into history. This place is actually more than a Castle is an inside museum. The entrance is about $6 per person the only thing is that is a lot of stairs and it is very... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don’t miss this attraction on a good weather day. The castle itself dates back to 1583. A very large area with incredible views and very well kept gardens and grounds. Giant moat and amazing views of the Castle. As for inside the Castle itself, well disappointing except perhaps the viewing area at the top where you can get 360 degree... More 

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Beerwah, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this park having read other recommendations however we were somewhat disappointed in what we thought was a very uncared for appearance. The grass was very tall with weeds growing everywhere. There were many people enjoying the park so they were clearly not bothered by this.

Thank Dianne D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. It's a very big park. A run around the park would be about 3km over a bit. Castle surrounded by water with two main entrance. A very good place to have a run with a beautiful background.

Thank Ahmad L
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made the wrong choice of visiting Osaka Castle the day after visiting the Himeji Castle. Osaka castle is a lot more modern with the interior fully furnished and air-conditioned. Unlike Himeji Castle, there are lifts there you can take up the castle. So is suitable for those with kids or elderly..

Thank WeiQiangSee
Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed touring Osaka Castle and learning the history. It was interesting how they remodeled the castle by making it into a museum. Every floor tells you a story and they had plenty of artifacts to tell you Osaka Castle's story. What's awesome though is the outside. Just looking at Osaka Castle is very awe inspiring. I suggest walking up... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building with many photo opportunities through out the year. General entry is free of charge, however you need to get a ticket to enter the castle itself. There are excellent food trucks set up in the area - must try the matcha soft-serve ice cream and takoyaki. There is a large souvenir shop which has affordable gifts for sale... More 

Thank Siti Fatimah A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful castle on the exterior, not too much to see from the interior, other than the view from the top deck. Prices are about 600yen to go inside. Around the castle are street vendors with many food options from steak, ice-cream, crab meat on a stick and so on. Not a must see, but worth taking a look if... More 

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