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Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop.
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Osakajo, Chuoku, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-1144
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been visiting Japan for 3 weeks now and some of the castles are only shells as compared to Scotland, France, Germany, etc...this castle though we worth the visit with many floors of history of the castle and area, much of it translated in...More

Thank Denis V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This area is fully accessible even after dark. There’s so much nature right in the centre of the city, and you get fantastic views of the castle across the moat. Wear insect repellent!

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning castle, set in huge grounds. The grounds are freely accessible, entrance fee only payable you get into castle itself. There is plenty to explore even before getting to the castle. Really is a whole day experience, don't rush to 'do' Osaka Castle and grounds.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here when it was winter. The wind was so cold yet i still had fun since it was a beautiful castle. It is recommended when you visit Osaka

Thank Ruby2107
Reviewed 3 days ago

I felt like walking in the village of samurai once hopping up to the top floor. There are place that selling souvenir on the top floor and yet I have a chance to see the lucky golden fish at the terrace. I was holding full...More

Thank Roong S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been to Osaka this year with my hubby and nephew. Went to Osaka Castle by our own and wow, its beautiful! Though we were not able to go inside the castle because of long lines, still we enjoyed the view. Took so many pictures from...More

Thank wgalicaya
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't be intimidated by the steps. Look for the elevators. Plus, the elevators for handicapped and elderly visitors often bypass the long lines.

Thank bamboola
Reviewed 4 days ago

So glad I visited here. The castle is very impressive and if you are an amateur history buff like me then the history and battle scenes on the inside will have you happily spending a day here. If you are not, it offers great views...More

Thank JWalker610
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Osaka is definitely my favorite city in Japan. Very friendly, different and fun. I reccomend a tour of the city. You will definitely become friends with your guide. Osakans are amazing.

Thank Olga G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Before visiting, know that Osaka Castle was rebuilt several times. It is now more of a museum than an actual castle. The museum exhibits the history of the castle as well as significant figures during the war. It is still a beautiful sight with its...More

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16 April 2018|
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Response from wmhtet | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the answer for your question. I have left the Osaka Castle a week back and it still have a lot of yaezakura flowers but the highlight for me is not the flower but the massive Oscaka Castle and the a very wide... More
16 January 2018|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
Anytime from April through to June as far as the weather goes. Timing wise, early in the morning is less crowded so I would aim to get there around opening time to mid-day.
Jocelyn M
9 December 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jocelyn; I have to agree with Erika...be aware of the very, very humid conditions. It is common for people on the streets to have a small towel to dab at their face and neck. I live in Georgia and the humidity is very... More