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- This is a very worthwhile outing from central Osaka, easily done on the subway. The walk is 15-minutes from the nearest stop, but it's through the grounds of a 1990 exposition, that have been made into a public park. You'll see school groups and individuals enjoying the surroundings.
There's an admission charge for the conservatory, but it's worth the time. We have a special interest in orchids, of which there are about 200 (?). But all kinds of plants, including one "desert" room are part of the collection. It's mainly tropical plants, meaning plants that can't survive outdoors in northern climates. There are overhead walkways and simulated stone passages, as well as regular sidewalks between the plantings. We spent at least 1 1/2 hours here, and had a snack in the attached modest cafe. The temporary show space (not a greenhouse space) happened to be vacant the day of our visit. Highly recommended if you like plants or conservatories.Written November 20, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I had a wander through this park on the way to the observation deck. It's quite nice with plenty of benches to sit and enjoy some fresh air.Written May 23, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a charming and beautiful park which includes a large lagoon and museum. When you are in the park you can walk along the way and sense a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. You will see swans and see turtles swimming in the lagoon. Also, a large garden with tall palm trees and a water fountain rising high over the park while you enjoy serenity. You should consider to spend at least a couple hours including the visit to the museum.Written July 14, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What I liked:
There is no shortage of instagrammable photos with a sakura tree despite the massive crowd of tourists on peak season. The food carts are top notch (and affordable) - special mention to the octopus takoyaki, beef skewers, and sweets (especially the crepes). I also liked that it was just across the train station served by Japan Rail (JR), which we had a 7-day pass with.
What I did not like:
The crowd. It was just so many people in one place, but thankfully the grounds were so huge that it did not feel like a stampede could break out any time.
Come early in the morning, when there are less tourists. Bring an umbrella and put on sunblock, do not let the cool weather fool you. There are less people in the Nishinomaru Garden compared to the other castle grounds (because of the entrance fee).Written April 1, 2023
- I visited Keitakuen on a sunny morning at opening time and had the garden mostly to myself. It's very beautiful and well worth a visit for garden fans. The different views of the pond from different vantage points are lovely. I even saw a kingfisher!Written August 21, 2019
- One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Its really a sight to behold. If you are in Osaka then you should come here its worth the small entry fee, its really beautiful.
Its close to the shitennoji temple as well!Written May 17, 2023
- Hidden in “Garden of Former Baron Fujits Residence” top quality Teppan yaki - 3 minutes from Osakajo-Kitszume station (JR Tozai Line).
Lunch on Dec. 28, 2017 （2 private rooms for 11 people). We made reservation for 12 (1 was sick). The restaurant had reserved food for 12 and we had to share the food of the extra. Excellent service, comfort, good quality and reasonable price (lunch)!
Highly recommend! Don’t forget to visit the garden after the meal!Written January 9, 2018
- We have been in Japan for 2 weeks and have seen some beautiful gardens. These gardens are very neglected - a total disappointment and so unJapan like.
Rubbish in the pond, dead plants, weeds, plants not pruned...the list goes on. And the choice of plants is weird. Roses, eucalyptus - couldn’t understand it. The walk through a park to the gardens is equally sad.Written October 27, 2017
This park is like the combination of traditional Japanese garden and a park as a place to relax, you can use this park for free. Because most trees in this park are shrubs, even corner has been well-maintained, you'll be able to use this park comfortably. Because high-rise buildings are lined up on the opposite bank across Okawa River, the scenery from this park is also very interesting.
Because this park is not so wide, it may be good to use as a small break for Osaka sightseeing.Written October 29, 2017
- Went on a blue sky summer day. Spectacular views all round from the vowing deck as well as the 39th floor. Nice coffee and snack afterwards and a quick look in the souvenir shop. Would like to go again at sunset and night time when there is good weather ... Well worth it!Written July 20, 2016
- When visiting osaka castle, don't forget to go to the plum or ume grove. Especially in winter because this was the only flower that bloom at that time ^^. When we went there there's only couple of flower (pink and white) that start to bloom but that didn't stop the excitement. We took lots of picture with the flowers.Written May 21, 2018
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