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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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Stunning Castle, beautiful gardens

Osaka Castle is a wonderful place to visit! It is breathtaking how this whole structure and surrounding gardens and moats was built. From the moment you approach the castle you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Osaka Castle is a wonderful place to visit! It is breathtaking how this whole structure and surrounding gardens and moats was built. From the moment you approach the castle you will be in awe. You make your way across a series of bridges and up steps taking in the beauty and wondering how much work must have gone into building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is nice, and I really liked it.. Didn't love the fact that we had to walk a lot.. Lol but people are gonna see a lot of history which is worth it probably if you love walking too

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binghamton new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice to get away from all the busy shopping areas. This park has a lot of nice scenery to look at. I was glad I went.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To reach this castle you need to walk around 20 minutes from the train st. nothing really special there and you have to queue to use the elevator to 5th floor and then walk down by a stairs. Otherwise you can take a stairs to go up but it takes more effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told by a local to not pay to go into the castle. That being said it was a good day trip. The walk around the grounds isn't very vigorous but it's lengthy. Lots of food trucks and concession stands surround the castle. Defintely a good way to spend a few hours in Osaka and it's free if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great landscaping, beautiful trees, and lovely pictures you can take. Family friendly, just remember to take an umbrella in july. Very hot, and you will burn. Take your time, drink plenty of water. Recommend to all families, ands all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle in the big city. You must takes time to enjoy a japanese's atmosphere as garden, Bonsai (tree) and stones.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a long walk from the back entrance if you take the train. It looks good in pictures but the inside doesn't look like a typical castle. Its more like a museum.

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Manzanares el Real, España
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not needed to get inside the building to enjoy the garden around. I took a lot of pictures and did not expected it to be so nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I lived in Osaka for 1.5 years and I only went to the actual castle once. Despite its historical importance, it's not the best castle in Japan, but there are some interesting bits of history inside. The castle grounds however, are good for having a picnic, watching cherry blossoms in spring, going for a jog/cycle or buying a plate of... More 

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