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.
5.0in the last week
The entry is free for students provided that you have a valid student card from Japanese University (Foreign University Student Card won't work).
As far as the castle is concerned, the view from roof top is fabulous, and if you history lover then castle provides enough historical information for you. Overall, it's best place for you to visit and no doubt one of the main attractions of Osaka.
5.05 months 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.
4.02 months ago
Famous castle in Osaka. The area is very spacious with beautiful views. we can see beautiful view of Osaka city from the top floor of the castle. The garden around the castle is cool and full of trees.
4.0a month ago
It's a beautiful castle. Must visit place in Osaka. Its a huge place with garden. The view from top of castle is good. The life story video about the warrior who built the castle is interesting.
5.0in the last week
A must in Japan, a nice garden, open enough enough to dilute the tourist and a great view of this beautiful castle.
From outside it is outstanding. Inside it is more like a museum. To complement the experience it is recommended to visit Matsumoto castle, another must in Japan.
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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!