late-March ~ early-April Cherry Blossoms at Osaka Castle Park4.4
from 3/20 '21 to 4/11 '21
※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the Sakura Night Illumination has been canceled. Also, the castle tower has been closed for the time being.
Osaka Castle Park is an extensive park with a total area of 105.6 ha, located in the center of Osaka. In the Osaka Castle Park there are several historic structures including the castle tower, in addition to the Nishinomaru Garden with some 300 cherry trees.
During late-March and early-April, approximately 3,000 cherry trees reach full bloom at various spots such as Citizen's Forest (Shimin-no-Mori), Memorial Forest(Kinenju-no-Mori), and Nishinomaru Garden where cherry trees are illuminated in the evening.
Address : Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Access : a 10-min walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Sta.
By Car : a 5-min drive from Morinomiya Exit of Hanshin Expressway
Admission : Free *200 yen for Nishinomaru Garden
Purposeeasily accessible,night view,family,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Tanimachi 4-Chome sta. (about 1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
A very beautiful castle. One of the historical sites in Osaka you should visit. Easy access by subway. There is also a famous shrine next to the castle. Japanese people would visit the shrine almost every day for good luck and health. The shrine would be especially busy during the New Year 29 Dec to 4 Jan.
3.05 months ago
Decent for a quick visit. Not that enjoyable as the inside of the castle is nothing like the original. The new restaurants near by have been a great new way to attract more visitors I believe. Fot me the main attraction is the surrounding park.
5.0a month ago
Osaka Castle is a beautiful landmark in the city, a place to stop by to get a good view of the city from the castle. Well kept and full of interesting history, very crowded as well, as I went, as it is a popular destination. I will recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the castle environment and a look into the history of Osaka.
5.04 months ago
This is a very iconic castle. You may also opt to enter, but when I visited, I just explored outside of the castle. If only it was not raining when I went, I would have stayed longer to take photos :P Anyway, it is a good place to visit in Spring for the cherry blossoms.
4.04 months ago
A lot of historical information and quite a beautiful looking castle. It is significantly more ornate than is typical of Japanese castles but enjoyable. Inside is a museum where you can learn the history of the castle and surrounding areas. The view from the observation area is quite awesome!