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Osaka Castle Park

Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A stunning area with an amazing history. I didn't do s tour, I just sent there myself and walked around. Its very peaceful with amazing scenery. Easy to get to. Go!

Thank AsiaRoadWarrior
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Osaka Castle and park but couldn't give it a four. There seems to be a bit of work being done inside the grounds so that might improve the experience. It was also very crowded and difficult to take...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked through and around Osaka Castle Park in the early evening in mid-June on a high-overcast day, and really enjoyed the views of the castle and the well tended grounds. Got bitten by some fierce mosquitoes though, which kinda sucked.

Thank ModusOperandie
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this castle, the moats, the structure and history behind it. Gets very busy would recommend being there when it opens. Lots of stairs but worth it for the view from the top of the castle, 360 degree view. There is even a boat...More

Thank CinnaG
Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is very large, well-maintained, well set out, has plenty of facilities for food/drinks /rest stops, has a great atmosphere and of course contains Osaka Castle. Walking through it is relatively easy as there are only a few inclines but there were also quite...More

1  Thank paug178
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favourite sites, a beautiful building in a lovely shade of green. We viewed the castle from the outside, admired, and spent some time wandering the grounds. There was a great spot with a small pond where we took some fabulous...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although the castle structure itself is relatively new, you can't help but marvel at the sheer size of the walls moats and defenses, even if you don't enter the castle itself, the grounds change colors with the seasons and its the family dog's favorite walk...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I traveled to Osaka with my two sisters-law and a friend (they are my travelling companion) on June 2016. This was our second time to Japan. We traveled by ourselves without joining the travel group. It was amazing , because we learned the very friendly...More

1  Thank joyotorres
Reviewed 6 days ago

jogging and enjoy spending time here ... you kids can be happy with playground too. you can buy a ticket at fountain court for mini train to go into the park without walking. if you'd like to go to Osaka castle, you must walk into...More

Thank TernCk
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of walking involved in visiting this park. There is a long walk from the main gate to the actual castle. There is an option to take an elevator to the top floor and then walk down to see the exhibits in...More

Thank t2beans
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Asep H | Reviewed this property |
You can use trains (rail or subway), but the closest one is by city bus. The bus stop is more closer to the main entrance area then train station. You can stop at Banbacho bus stop.
Is the park open to the public in the evening? I mean the area directly around the castle? I want to take some evening photos. Thanks.
4 May 2017|
Response from Atomic0001 | Reviewed this property |
Checkout the Osaka Castle web site. The area surrounding the castle is a city park and there are plenty of places for great photos. I assume the gates to the inner castle area close at some point. The web site states the... More
Sam W
Hi I would like to know how much were the dress up and the photo op? and is it only in 1 spot or angle? Thanks.
4 May 2017|
Response from glenellis16 | Reviewed this property |
We went in March and there was a couple of spots.... 1 inside and 1 outside the castle. Outside was free (they took a professional photo without obligation to buy), and also one on your own camera /phone. Inside you can... More