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
We guide this spot.
5.0a month ago
Been here in autumn and the weather is so good to be missed. The place is so calm when I visited as not many people around. If you visited Osaka, this castle is a must. You don’t need to go inside the castle if you don’t wanna spend money. Outside the castle is still good.
5.02 months ago
Absolutely stunning. It might be a bit of a trek but trust me it is all worth it in the end. I happen to come here before the sun was setting so when I was on the balcony of the castle, Osaka was breathtaking. Seeing the city skyline from here was calming and it’s something i’m willing to do again in the future. Also even the walk to the castle was relaxing too!! There are plenty of tourists in the area.
4.0a month ago
Beautiful piece of historic architecture. We didn't go up to the top thought because the line was 3+hrs long. The nearby takoyaki stand was very nice though!
No need to spend too long though, unless you are truly fascinated with architecture and Japanese history! By all means, spend all the time there if that is what you wish!
5.02 weeks ago
Friendly to English speakers since everything has an English version and also English subtitles when there is video. Also amazing view of Osaka city! Interesting history! Worth visiting.
3.0a week ago
Beautifully designed castle but almost nothing but just armor, the view, and a model of battles involving the castle with history. Also you can't take ANY PICTURES.
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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!