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Osaka Castle Park

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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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Osakajo, Chuoku, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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All reviews osaka castle cherry blossoms sakura season nice walk full bloom japanese history food stalls top floor souvenir shop walk around take pictures train station nice view entrance fee observation deck trees picnic
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Reviewed yesterday

The park was just changing into autumn colours when we visited. It is beautifully set out, with lots of water features. It is a welcome relief from the tourist madness of the actual castle and well worth visiting in any season.

Thank travelhappy15
Reviewed 2 days ago

nice to take picture from another spot, after that take a picture again, less information about this castle but the castle so iconic in Osaka

Thank dian k
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views of the castle with the park trees beneath it are beautiful. Keep your camera at the ready as you travel on the streets up to the park. This is a very attractive park, but far from the best one to see in Japan....More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful park on your way to the castle - though when we were there the effects of the early September typhoon

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing special and a lot of people especially if you are going on a busy day. Can be very crowded and hot inside and expect a long cue for the elevator to go up. But if you want to use the stairs it's much better.

Thank Laurentiu N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the park the first week of October. The typhoon had passed thru a few days prior, and the weather was absolutely beautiful. Sunny and warm. Spent a couple of hours walking around park, and around the castle. Many photo opportunities in the area.

Thank kevinyee888
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Osaka in a typhoon (didnt really hit) and much was closed including the castle. But we could walk in the castle grounds and it was delightful.

Thank anne0630
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite a walk to get there but it was a great castle to visit. Unfirtunately, we didn't get a chance to visit the park.

Thank Suzu
Reviewed 1 week ago

I might not visit again for a long while but during our second visit there was a Celebration or Festival or competition, different groups were dancing like they came from different schools. They would dance at different locations around the Castle Park. The Performances are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds in the castle park are pretty and well maintained. Some really beautiful trees and plants.

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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
16 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.
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