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Osaka Castle Park

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Osakajo, Chuoku, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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Reviewed today

We stopped at this park for about an hour on a day trip - I wish we'd had closer to 2 hours to fully explore the grounds but what we saw was just gorgeous. Our favorite part was sipping vending machine coffee as we walked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suffragettecitygirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle grounds allowed a peaceful morning walk, the castle itself provided good learning of the castle's past and the top floor allowed a bird eye's view of the city! overall, good place to visit, low entry fee.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jevanSG
Reviewed 2 days ago

For an opportunity to stroll, to reflect on your visit to the castle and a place where you can enjoy the well maintained grounds and more beautiful views of the stunning castle

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank M W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The castle is very grand and while walking in to the castle, I realized how strong their defense via land nor water. It is amazing place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The “Osaka Castle” is a symbol of the city’s pride - an absolute must-see destination... it’s so stunning right?

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jentwl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Must visit place in osaka and of course we will not miss it.not that hard to find from subway station but unfortunately we cannot enter the castle since it was closed when we was there.worth to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yanti L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle is magnificent to look at from the outside, and it is merely 5 minutes from at least one train station. It costs a few hundred yen as well to enter the castle but it is well worth it. Apparently, the castle was remodeled...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jascaliner
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the landmark of Osaka. A lot of tourists come visit this place. Recommend for tourists who haven't been here yet. Just once in your lifetime.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sirimasl2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cos you’ll be walking around for hours! The history and views are worth it! Would highly recommend. Plus, you get to dress up like Samurai 🤙

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lamlamd1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a couple of hours here back in May 2018 - The park and views of the castle and moat are beautiful. Especially on a nice sunny day!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank christianbF3977TN
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April 16, 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
January 16, 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.
Jocelyn M
December 9, 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