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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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the castle was built in 1930 after get it destroyed. One has to walk for 2-3 kilometers to reach the castle. Elevator facility for seniors and disabled. view from top is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice park to walk around. The castle is a good photo opportunity. The gardens seem over grown and unkempt which detracts from the visit. Quite a walk to get to the castle so be aware if you are up for it compared to some attractions.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle was stunning and wonderful to look at until you realise that it is a modern reconstruction of an old castle. Inside the castle has a modern lift and stairs. The outside viewing gallery from the top floor is surrounded by wire netting (to stop you falling ) and totally obscures the view. The gardens are stunning (but small)... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Osaka castle in the shining day in summer time I had sweat but pictures came out great. We were walking only outside, had not enough time to enter inside the castle, but we visited shopping area and found too many adorable souvenirs and I suggest to stop there to take a look. And do not forget to... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the castle was built in 1930 after get it destroyed. One has to walk for 2-3 kilometers to reach the castle. Elevator facility for seniors and disabled. view from top is excellent. Good shopping at the top of the castle. entry is free.can pick up souvenirs from shopping . beautiful vie .can have album photo.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of open areas for exploring and walking around the castle. Great place to have a panic in the park if the weather permits.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you bored or tired with shopping. This is a good place to visit. It is only 20minute ride from downtown and have a very nice garden. Although inside not much interesting info or history (unless you are super fans with historic Japanese war), it's a very good time to enjoy different style of Osaka.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park is amazing. We even had cartoons drawn by a guy outside the park..for free! It is so big that you will need at least 2 hours.

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a long stretch of a walk coming from the train station all the way up to Osaka Castle, and since we traveled in August and in the summer, the heat can be punishing. The walk was scenic but be sure to have a bottle of water and some towels to ward off the sweat and heat. The castle... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some distance of walking from the nearest subway station in order to reach the castle. Quite tiring especially in hot sunny day. Cool castle to visit but not recommend if you have senior citizen or kid with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there is a beautiful picture spot around the side of castle where no one goes and it gives you a good shot of a pond in front and castle

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