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 week 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.
3.02 months 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.
5.0a week ago
When you think of Japan this is what comes to mind. A big beautiful castle with so much history and charm. Take your time walking the grounds and enjoy the tranquility.
4.02 weeks ago
Castle looks spectacular from a distance, didn’t go up in it as was super busy just enjoyed walking around the perimeter of the castle! A must see when in Osaka. Easy to get too from the Rail station.
5.03 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!
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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!