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Osaka Castle Park

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Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-1144
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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Must see for Osaka

True it's been renovated and rebuilt so many times but I don't think a trip to Osaka is complete without going to Osaka Castle. To throught the tour and learn Japan's history. Be... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

True it's been renovated and rebuilt so many times but I don't think a trip to Osaka is complete without going to Osaka Castle. To throught the tour and learn Japan's history. Be sure to ask for an automated guided tour, it's free. They'll provide an english version that explains most of the exhibits. Also don't forget to get your... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need to walk and see to appreciate the Castle in Osaka. Its isolated and protected but yet can see the entire city from the top of the Castle.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to Osakajo from Dotonbori on food it takes for 1 and half an hour. if you use google mobile map you have to prepare extra mobile battery and your favorite music. Enjoy walking new place without others....if you will be tired to get on subway during walking to osakajo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to the Osaka Castle Park three times in the last four years and it is new and exciting each time. It doesn't matter what time of day or which season you visit - the gardens are exquisite. You can enter from many different bridges and walk many different walls with many different views. You can now get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really loved this castle despite reading average reviews. the grounds are so pretty and there are food trucks everywhere...plus a really good souvenir shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Osaka castle park is the best spot for taking the photo of the Osaka castle. Moreover, it is no entrance fee!!! You can follow the paths between ancient wall which lead to the castle. Note, there are snack and food trucks in front of the castle. You can sit there and enjoy eating with the Osaka castle view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

one of the most beautiful parts of this town. The park is calm and full of all kinds of trees. There are few shrines and food stores all around it. The castle is beautiful and full of things to see on the inside. There is also an amazing view from the top if you can beat the stairs. Go for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds is huge and beautiful. Good for a stroll to the castle. Make sure you have sufficient change to purchase your entrance ticket at the automatic machines. History well chronicled and displays of armour and weapons are a must for Japanese history buff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walk in the morning when the sun was coming up. Enjoyable scenery, but the castle was a bit too "new" looking for my taste. Didn't go inside, but lines were already forming at opening time. Worth the walk if you have some free time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Osaka Castle has a beautiful location on a hill and surrounded by some stunning gardens and a very large park. Definitely go up to the higher levels to enjoy the view, particularly if it is sakura season. Must visit in Osaka.

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