Osaka Castle Park4.7
The Osaka Castle Park is truly a gigantic oasis of the city. This park has 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, and accessible from several different stations. Don't forget to bring a picnic rug and a lunch box with you!
Address : 1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Access : Osakajo Koen Sta. on JR Osaka Loop Line or Tanimachi 4-chome Sta. on subway
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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3.0a month ago
The castle looks nice from the outside, more than the inside. It's good for a quick visit, no need to stay for a long time. It's nice for taking a few pictures. There is no need to go out of your way to see it. If you happen to be near it than it might be worth a visit.
5.02 months ago
We visited Osaka castle on a rainy day. So we were lucky that it wasn’t that packed. The castle was impressive and the castle museum was interesting, if you have the time you should read about all the facts. Seeing this building in real life is breathtaking so I recommend visiting this place!
4.02 months ago
A beautiful example of an historic Japanese castle. Osaka Castle is surrounded by a beautiful park. The castle itself is also a wonderful museum with very nice exhibits and you can go all the way to the top and take in the surrounding views.. The souvenir shop offer a very good selection of gifts and the staff is exemplary.
4.03 months ago
The park area is nice and the castle is beautiful. It’s restored though so not the original structure. The inside costs $6 and it really depends on what your expectations are and how much you like history if that’s worth it or not. Very touristy inside with gift shops and museum exhibits with historical anecdotes. The view from the top is very nice and is the real reason I paid to go in.
3.03 months ago
The highlight of this area isn't the castle but the park around it. The castle has been rebuilt so the inside is just a modern museum with a decent but low observatory as the top floor.
The park around it many towers that you can go into and beautiful tree ponds surrounding it. They also offer illumination at night and flower viewing during spring bloom.
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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!