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
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
A nice little castle in the middle of Osaka. they had guys that spoke English in the information area which was great to get a little bit more knowledge. Lots of places to walk around and enjoy. Tons of amazing photo spots. They have quite a few little restaurants and shops in the area. A nice free outing if you are looking to get a little culture.
5.02 weeks ago
Osaka Castle, Japan is Beautiful place to visit. It is located in the center Osaka city. Very historic place to visit and the castle is covered with water from its three sides and full greenery and pleasant view and its entry was 600 yen when I visited it in August, 2018. It is recommended for all tourists who visit Osaka must go to Osaka Castle, its main attraction in the Osaka City. It is also recommended to go to top floor of Osaka castle from where beautiful view can be seen of Osaka City. It is historic place and also it is cover with green park where beautiful pictures can be captured and some of pictures which I captured there are placed here with this review. Osaka Castle is not only famous is Osaka but it is also famous landmark of Japan and it is also considered as historic place of Japan. Osaka Castle’s background and its history is available inside the informative museum which is present inside the different floors of Osaka Castle. Its strong structure which is seen in the pictures is the reason for its maintained shape from last 400 years. But currently Osaka Castle Tower is renovated as modern features inside the castle and also modern elevators are installed inside the tower.
5.02 weeks ago
Beautiful castle with a great view of Osaka from the top floor. Also a great spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring. Convenience stores and coffee shops located at the entrance.
Take the stairs all the way to the top as the line for the escalator was quite long then walk down and learn a bit of local history. (Information panels are listed in both Japanese and English)
5.0in the last week
Lovely park. Park admission is free. Castle admission is 600 yen. But audio guide rental is free. Fun place to learn about Japanese history. Great place for nice photos!
5.0a month ago
A beautiful experience. There is a building just near with a top roof restaurant. Cover costs 1000 ten with a free drink (beer it’s good, wine not so much) they close restaurant from 2 till 6 pm but anyways you can enter to take some pics. The castle itself has a magnificent view of the city. It’s a must when you visit Osaka. Walking distance from train station.
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!