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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
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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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best for cherry blossoms

The castle sets in a huge area, it is very nice to walk inside the park if you have spare time, but it is at its best when the cherry blossoms.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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North Sydney, Australia
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think this is an obligatory visit when you are in Osaka, even if it's full of tourists the place is so beautiful, it is worth going there. The Osaka castle by itself is beautiful, and you'll find many small food stores and souvenirs to buy on the way, the trees and overall nature is so calming. and there are... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grounds and outside structures were a lovely place to stroll around especially with the cherry blossom in bloom. The castle itself is a museum inside, so you don't get a feel for once it was like within. It does cover a fascinating items from Japanese history in great depth- one of our group found it dull and dry (I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seen one castle, doesn't mean U have seen them all! Joined a long Q after lunch to enter Osaka Casle. Only whenI got there did I find out that the original castle had been burnt to the ground. There were some original parts standing, but the rest was rebuilt with modern machinery, cranes etc. there are even "lifts"(?) installed I... More 

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

The castle sets in a huge area, it is very nice to walk inside the park if you have spare time, but it is at its best when the cherry blossoms.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of events are held at the park and is one of the popular places to view the cherry blossoms. If you have the time you can have a picnic and relax under the cherry trees. It's in a very central location so it's easy to get there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Originally going to give this attraction a miss and only attended due to the closure of the aquarium, this was an amazing experience for my first day in Japan. Absolutely beautiful castle, and the museum inside was well worth the money. The park itself was expansive and really worth taking your time to walk through. Loved my entire time here.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Osaka for the first time was a great experience. Walking through the park and discovering their culture is truly and amazing thing to do in Osaka. I would gladly visit the Castle Park in the future again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the main attractions in Osaka. It is along walk from the nearest station but it was worth the visit. Full of Japanese history from the Edo period, it is a must see for anyone visiting Osaka.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The park with all the floral and blooms is a smoothing sight for the eyes. Children loves it as there is lots of space to play and wander around. Families can have picnics at the large green space all around. The train ride was a bonus attraction for children . Relaxing and comfortable day for those who has time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle was rebuilt according to the original plan after the WWII and is highly recommended to visit early in the morning. You can get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area on the top level.

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