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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-1144
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I got in for free using the Osaka Amazing Pass. When I went, there was an exhibit going on that featured work from traditional Japanese artists that told stories of the era around Nobunaga Oda's lifetime. The artwork was amazing and I found the colours...More

Thank jael112
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our goal was the Osaka Castle itself but found the Park are was very nice. We were just at the end of the cherry blossom season but there were a number of nice trees still in blossom plus the Japanese pines are great. Sadly it...More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was cherry blossom season, so it made our visit to this historical castle even more dramatic. The scale of the castle complex is enormous, with huge walls and moats. We were able to venture into the castle (for a fee) and view the entire...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst the most and fortifications are impressive the castle itself is a replica with a modern museum inside. It was a bit overcrowded and the grounds aren’t particularly well landscaped by Japanese standards. It also a bit kitsch with the ‘shopping centre’ atop the walls....More

Thank Easterbeilbs
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a modern museum on the inside of the building. I was hopping to see some of the original structure but it is all modern. Otherwise a great place to visit.

Thank LotsATravels
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend a stroll through the castle gardens. It is beautiful by the river and around the castle. We didn’t queue to go in, just walked around the outside.

Thank Leanne W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Going around the Castle Park one can see the beautiful cherry blossom trees in bloom and with the Osaka Castle at the background it was quite stunning. Lucky for us to visit the Park early April while the white, light pink and reddish pink cherry...More

Thank precie2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was very busy when we visited as it was a Sunday in cherry blossom season. We did look through the castle but it was wall to wall people and not much English written on the displays. We had lunch in Tully's Coffee. The grounds...More

Thank Dianne R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The locals seem to love it on Sundays. Baseball is always happening and once a year they open the castle grounds if your lucky.

Thank RickHansen
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to walk through the park when visiting the Osaka Castle. It’s a must. Very beautiful and not too crowded. It is quite and serene. Take the extra time and enjoy it.

Thank Steve R
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lightningbacon
16 April 2018|
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Response from wmhtet | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the answer for your question. I have left the Osaka Castle a week back and it still have a lot of yaezakura flowers but the highlight for me is not the flower but the massive Oscaka Castle and the a very wide... More
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haikallp
17 January 2018|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
Anytime from April through to June as far as the weather goes. Timing wise, early in the morning is less crowded so I would aim to get there around opening time to mid-day.
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Jocelyn M
9 December 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jocelyn; I have to agree with Erika...be aware of the very, very humid conditions. It is common for people on the streets to have a small towel to dab at their face and neck. I live in Georgia and the humidity is very... More
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