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Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle’s tower is at the heart of this Park with multi facilities and concert / event halls.

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Park, historical site

Nationally designated special historical site, Osaka Castle Ruin, and the surrounding area were renovated into an urban park. 13 buildings of important cultural properties including Osaka Castle Main Tower, watchtowers and gates dot the vast 261-acre premises.

Osaka Castle Main Tower at the central location is a museum, which displays historical information and objects related to the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who unified Japan. 50m above ground, the observatory deck on the 8th floor offers the view over the whole Osaka Castle Park and Osaka City.

The premises also host a multi-purpose facility JO-TERRACE OSAKA, Osaka Castle Hall for a big concert and event, Osaka Castle Music Hall for outdoor concerts, etc. In 2019, COOL JAPAN PARK OSAKA with large, medium and small theaters was opened. Hopes are high that it will be a home to world-class entertainment.

The Park is also known for cherry blossoms. In spring, about 3,000 cherry trees cover the park with pink blankets. Nishinomaru Garden especially is an unforgettable dreamscape with almost 300 Somei Yoshino and other species illuminated at night.

In March of 2021, Osaka Castle Run & Walk Course was renovated and opened. Guide maps and course signs were added to facilitate more comfortable running and walking. You can see Osaka Castle Tower and other important cultural properties and refresh yourself in the beauty of nature. It truly is an oasis in the middle of the city.

Highlights

  • A vast urban park in the middle of Osaka.
  • Made of the renovated Osaka Castle Ruin, the historical stage.
  • The park has many important cultural properties.
  • One of the famous spots in Osaka for cherry blossoms, available at night with illumination.
  • Enjoy running and walking on the well-maintained course.

Photos

  • Osaka Castle Park with Osaka Castle Tower at the center

    Osaka Castle Park with Osaka Castle Tower at the center

  • The inner citadel has many important cultural properties and historical sites

    The inner citadel has many important cultural properties and historical sites

  • Multi-purpose facility JO-TERRACE OSAKA

    Multi-purpose facility JO-TERRACE OSAKA

  • 16-acre-wide Nishinomaru Garden west of the Main Tower. Crowded in spring with cherry blossom lovers.

    16-acre-wide Nishinomaru Garden west of the Main Tower. Crowded in spring with cherry blossom lovers.

  • Illuminated cherry trees paired with Osaka Castle

    Illuminated cherry trees paired with Osaka Castle

  • Osaka Castle Park

    Osaka Castle Park

Reviews

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  • 蔡政明

    大阪城公園內有個防火防炸超時空膠囊,把我們現代人所使用的流行物品模型擺在裡面,有一天人類滅絕後,後人就可以知道我們現代文明的發展,還蠻有意義的。

  • Tim 天

    城的規模還在,天守閣卻小很多,現在已經變成市民活動的公園。

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Details

Name in Japanese
大阪城公園
Postal Code
540-0002
Address
Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Telephone
06-6755-4146 (Osaka Castle Park Center)
Holiday
Open every day (except for a few places)
Hours
Free to walk around any time (except for a few places)
Admission
Free (except for a few places)
Directions
1) From Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line, Tenmabashi Station or Tanimachi 4-Chome Station, walk 5 min.
2) From Osaka Metro Chup Line, Morinomiya Station or Tanimachi 4-Chome Station, walk 5 min.
3) From JR Loop Line, Morinomiya Station or Osakajokoen Station, the park is close.
Credit Cards
Depend on facilities
Official Website
Official Website (English)