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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5.0a month ago
Really one of the most amazing places in Japan. Is a huge place fill with public green areas where you can play, have a picnic, paint, listen to music, or relax. At the end of February your can see the Plumb flowers and in April the cherry blossom. The castle is really beautiful inside and outside. You can spend the hole day here in the parks, museums and restaurants. There is even a light show at night. Really a place to visit when you are in Japan.
3.0a week ago
Decent for a quick visit. Not that enjoyable as the inside of the castle is nothing like the original. The new restaurants near by have been a great new way to attract more visitors I believe. Fot me the main attraction is the surrounding park.
5.03 weeks ago
One of the great castle of Japan! Standing in the middle of the City. I’ve been here three times and the experience the first time I went here were amazing because it’s time for the sakura. It’s very crowded but you can still have space during cherry blossom.
5.08 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.
4.05 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.
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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!