Osaka Castle Park
Osaka Castle Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,544 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Osaka
    This is the place of old Osaka city. The vast area is now a lush park with heritage dating back to the shogun era. The view of encompassing Osaka Castle tower is particularly impressive. Do come in early morning for those hoping to enter the castle.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk.
    Such a beautiful walk. The views of Osaka Castle are so nice. Walk away from the main areas and you will find some peaceful spots to appreciate the beauty and to get some good photographs. We went in the afternoon when it was very busy and warm. Try and go in the morning if you can. Wear good shoes as the Park covers a large area and take water.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 June 2023
  • 2CAtravelers
    Brattleboro, Vermont878 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    This is the amazingly beautiful park which surrounds the castle. There are paths everywhere so strolling is simple. There are kiosks scattered about the area. The nearby train station is about a 15 minute walk. The trick is to find a less crowded area so it's easier to sit and linger, just enjoying the park.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 June 2023
  • JEFUHO
    Texas326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bes View/t Park in Osaka
    Amazing Park. Lots to see, Castle is stunning, perfection... There are festivals going on most of the spring/ summer/ autumn months. This park is HUGE, you might want to take the little train to get around, if you are mobility challenged. Get there early to see Castle, there was a 45 minute line to get ticket and get in. Best views in Osaka... enjoy
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Jesper
    Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Osaka - quite overwhealming but still exciting place to visit
    Initially I found the city of Osaka utterly overwhealming and confusing, but after some deeper exploring this feeling was gradually replaced by excitement and awe. So far, however, I’m happy that I don’t have to live here, but the city is actually worth a visit… Just remember to keep a basic to-do list at hand for your first visit, or you may easily get lost at some point… I had just one day in the city and started out from Osaka Castle Park. From the top of the castle I got a shot of the nearby Lawson Crystal Tower where the glass facade reflections made the building seem almost transparent…!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 July 2023
  • asdfgal
    Vancouver, Canada124 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's new, but lovely views of Osaka
    This is a great venue for photos, but the museum aspect was not very interesting for me. If you're really into Japanese military history it would suit you! The Castle was rebuilt in the 30's and huge reno in 1997 so don't expect anything too old here.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Rhino Stocks
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Osaka Castle Park
    Osaka Castle Park is like a chill oasis in the middle of the city hustle. You've got this big, historic castle that's like a time machine to ancient Japan. The park is perfect for picnics and strolls – there are trees, ponds, and fresh air galore. If you're in Osaka and need a breather, this park is your go-to. Castle vibes and nature feels all in one place! 🏯🌳🍃
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Emma C
    Godalming, United Kingdom2,361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Oasis
    The park and moat surrounding Osaka-Jo are very pretty and a real oasis in the craziness of Osaka. We were there in autumn, so it looked extra lovely with the leaves starting to turn. The other thing that caught my eye is that it was full of locals picnicking, wandering, painting, or running around with their kids. It's definitely a nice space for time away from the hustle and bustle.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • kunwoo.lee_matthew
    Seoul, South Korea52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heavenly park to enjoy if you have the luxury of visiting during cherry blossom season
    This is definitely one of my favorite trips! We were lucky to visit Osaka during cherry blossom season, and got to understand why Japanese people are so enthusiastic about cherry blossoms. The mood was warm, serene and heavenly. Japan websites have a cherry blossom weather forecast so plan your trip ahead.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
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Loz B
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A huge disappointment! The gardens are very run down. The grass hasn't been mowed nor the shrubs pruned. The dead trees need to be removed and the leaves raked. Of all the gardens and parks that we have visited in Japan this rates as the worst.
Written 7 April 2024
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Ben69059
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a very big park that span more than 2km across. Can take JR loop train from Osaka using the JR pass. There is a cruise along the river.
Written 31 March 2024
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Zath0203
Orlando, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Visit here is a must. It's absolutely worth the time. The castle has so much history displayed on each of the floors and the view from the top is spectacular. Walk around the ground to see much more.
Written 14 March 2024
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Juan Carlos Montano
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Its. Beautiful place where you can lean about the history of Osaka,the view is great, also they have a Shop inside where you can buy souvenirs
Written 12 March 2024
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kunwoo.lee_matthew
Seoul, South Korea52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is definitely one of my favorite trips!
We were lucky to visit Osaka during cherry blossom season, and got to understand why Japanese people are so enthusiastic about cherry blossoms.
The mood was warm, serene and heavenly.
Japan websites have a cherry blossom weather forecast so plan your trip ahead.
Written 7 March 2024
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Veena Xylia
Asheville, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Happy to be here. A very large and beautiful historical place. It's always busy with visitors so the queues are very long but it's worth what you get after entering this large area. Highly recommended 👍🏻
Written 25 February 2024
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Emma C
Godalming, UK2,361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The park and moat surrounding Osaka-Jo are very pretty and a real oasis in the craziness of Osaka. We were there in autumn, so it looked extra lovely with the leaves starting to turn. The other thing that caught my eye is that it was full of locals picnicking, wandering, painting, or running around with their kids. It's definitely a nice space for time away from the hustle and bustle.
Written 21 December 2023
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NUNG3210
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Beautiful place, nice garden. Well mantained. Lots of interactive informations. It was trully a great place to learn history.
Written 15 October 2023
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Bobbie W
Warwick, RI1,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The park grounds are very nice, with very old trees. There is a time capsule that was fascinating to see. Done in 1970, the purpose is to not open for another 50,000 years!
Written 10 October 2023
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Cat C
United Kingdom449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We visited late in the evening. It was magical to walk through the grounds and the walkways. It is like stepping back in time in a wondrous way. To enhance the experience we stumbled across a class in Samurai Kendo fighting. Their terrifying howls and screams unwittingly brought to life for us how the battles might have sounded at the castle all those centuries ago.
Written 8 October 2023
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