Osaka Castle Park4.7
The Osaka Castle Park is truly a gigantic oasis of the city. This park is about 100 hectares of green space, picturesque moats, huge stone walls, walkways lined with plum, apricot, cherry and maple trees, and carefully tended flowery gardens. It is very tranquil and clean, and is a good place to have family outing or weekend picnic. The castle's illumination at night is also fantastic.
It is recommended to spend at least half a day, whether or not you want to enter and climb the castle. It is quite a big park, accessible from several different stations. Don't forget to take a picnic rug and lunch with you !
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,elderly,family,knows a lot about Japan,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 14km) Google Transit
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4.02 weeks ago
Nice view from the top. Beautiful building, but not sure it is worth going up unless you are into the history aspect. A ticket cost ¥600 for an adult. While inside they offer a photo opportunity with traditional male and female costumes for ¥500. Overall a nice way to experience Japanese history.
5.0a month ago
One of the main tourist destinations when you go to Osaka. Enjoy the scenery surrounding the castle as well because it is very nice, especially during the fall/winter months. It was quite a walk to the castle, but there are signs to point you there. There is an entrance fee for the castle, but is free if you buy the Osaka Amazing Pass. You can either walk the stairs to the top floor or wait for an elevator. At the top there is an observatory. Walking down, you will pass a lot of exhibits of the history of the castle. Great if you like history and culture.
5.0in the last week
Amazing place, the castle is a stunning structure contrasted against the city around it. There are a lot of neat displays and objects. I recommend learning a little bit of the history of the castle and the people involved before you visit to help appreciate it.
5.0a week ago
The castle itself is a magnificent structure and shows what a rich history Japan has.
At the time of visit there was a construction/renovation at a certain section of the palace area. You can buy a ticket at the entrance to be able to see the inside of the palace.
This is definitely a must see historical spot when visiting Osaka.
5.0in the last week
This is the tallest castle in Japan and very majestic. Inside is a historical museum largely revolving around its origins and the Battle of Edo. You could spend lots of time here and the surrounding park outside. The 360 view of Osaka city at the top is outstanding. Not a castle to be missed and a must visit in Osaka
Spot Reviews (2)
Please take a look at the pair of golden dolphin-like ornaments set on the roof. It is called “Shachi-hoko” It is believed that Shachi-hoko has a special power for preventing fire, although this Osaka castle has been burned down before...
Please take a look at the pair of golden dolphin-like ornaments set on the roof. It is called “Shachi-hoko”
It is believed that Shachi-hoko has a special power for preventing fire, although this Osaka castle has been burned down before LOL!