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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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Big Park in a Big City

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle itself is well maintained, the exhibits are informative. The vast parklands could be lovely if there were more staff to tend them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit in Osaka.There are 2 or 3 subway stations near.But prepare yourself: the osaka park castle is very big.You need to walk and walk...heheh...Beware if is very hot.The castle grounds are nice.Inside you have a small museum and you can go to the top floor with nice views of Osaka

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best not to go in September as it is hot. There is tram ride at Banbaco Station. 200Yen per adult. Good for family and elderly. But need to walk up to the Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend time just touring the castle grounds. Got to go inside the castle, but nothing really worth seeing from way up. For me, there is no need to spend money just to go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful castle from outside, also located in an attractive park. Inside the castle is a museum about the castle and its history. Have been in several musea and this one I liked the most, because at least they had a lot of info in english which I have been missing in other Japanese musea, and they really explain a lot... More 

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