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.
5.0a month ago
In case you're like me just here to take photos and not planning to go into the castle. A must take photo spot is at this pond area. Its a perfect distance from the castle and the pond reflecting the castle gives a very nice photo. You can find it after when you cross the moat into the castle, passed the well wall, to your left is a toilet and further left is the pond area. I think this is the best spot for photo taking at the castle! Enjoy!
4.0a week ago
It is a beautiful castle with a beautiful garden, but the museum inside the castle has way too many people to be able to properly see anything. So, I'm sure it's even more beautiful in April when the cherry blossoms are in bloom and I will definitely come then, but I won't go inside the castle again (it's just a history museum where most things are videos or replicas)
4.0in the last week
Came here in the Spring and Fall of 2019. It was so beautiful to experience the cherry blossom and foliage. It’s a nice beautiful walk to the center of the castle.
If you want to go inside and to the top of the castle. The entrance fee is ¥600 and there is a beautiful 360 degree view of Osaka.
5.03 weeks ago
To go to the Castle, you will walk through a hundred years old garden. Seeing the old trees here you feel something very good, very sacred of the past. Around the castle is a bit empty, but the castle itself looks very different from the ones in China or Vietnam. It is in white and green.
5.02 weeks ago
Osaka Castle one of my favourite castle. Its a great castle feel like in the era. An interesting place to visit with history and culture always well maintained. Beautiful atmosphere and nice scenery. 🥰
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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!