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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi...

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Nice park

Nice park with much needed facilities under construction. When the construction work is complete their should be more choices for places to eat than the vending machines that... read more

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David B
Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Nice park with much needed facilities under construction. When the construction work is complete their should be more choices for places to eat than the vending machines that line the path to the castle. Best if you can come when the trees blossom. The park is a battlefield site, but is not a somber place at all.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

beware, if you plan to visit this place on weekend, this place will really crowded. and the interior of the castle (museum) can get a bit cramped. BUT, this is a nice place to visit in the evening, as the garden is beautiful. and you can get to learn osaka castle history inside the museum. if you feel like it,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first stop in Osaka was Osaka castle and it was a nice way to spend the morning. We beat the crowds so we were able to walk the grounds and take some nice pictures from outside the castle before it got too busy. Unfortunately we missed the cherry blossom season. To access the castle you need to purchase tickets... More 

Thank keynotes
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having being in kyoto, Osaka seems to offer little in terms of historical heritage, but the castle is worth a visit. This mega structure is located in the Osaka park and it is a central piece of Japan Edo history. Worth a visit, even though the castle as such has been gutted and re-modernised. You can learnt about the castle... More 

Thank Francesco2601
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful castle surrounded by an amazing park. Easily accessible with public transport. This is a place not to miss when in Osaka. Even though the JR rail pass is not valid for a discount, the entrance to the Osaka castle museum is only about €5 and is well worth it! The museum is interesting, and there are really good... More 

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This large park is easily accessible from the JR line or subway. It is a very popular place but It never felt crowded and we visited on a Saturday. There are plenty of paths to explore and things like fountains and playgrounds to keep kids entertained. The main attraction is the castle in the center of the park. It looks... More 

Thank Gary G
Surabaya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a clean area, nice to enjoy the day, view is great, lots of cherry blossom tree (best season to enjoy the cherry bloosom is on april mid), enjoy walking experience to reach the castle. taste local fruits and snack, dont forget to try the matcha cone. have a little shopping inside.

Thank dolin_wj
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a moderate experience as we missed the cherry blossom season. Else it will be a perfect visit there. Do visit if you have sufficient time in Tokyo.

Thank Kean L
Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's my second time in Osaka and I can't help it but revisit this place. The first time I went i wasn't able to walk around the park just inside the castle so on my second visit I tried to take one full rotation. It's quite huge though need to wear a comfy sneakers. Overall great experience!

Thank melanthology
Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

HISTORICAL CASTLE with a huge area called park. Everyday and night local and foreigners visit this Castle, a little bit hilly though so for people with breathing problem its not a ideal place to walk around. For younger people its a popular attraction. Most people enjoy Cherry blossom season walking in this Park.

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