Osaka Castle Park

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Facts & Figures

The Osaka Castle Park is an public park in the center of Osaka and covering an area of 105.6ha (second largest in the city after Tennoji Park). Best Ryokans in Osaka Explore Ryokans in Osaka >
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The park is including the Osaka Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka Castle Band Shell (performance venue) and Osaka Shudokan. It is a great place to enjoy the cherry and plum blossom season in March/April/May.

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  • Opening Hours: - accessible every day of the year

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History

The Osaka Castle Park opened for the public in 1931. Large parts were used by the Imperial Japanese Army from 1870 till 1945. After World War 2 the army left this protected park area and got replaced by the public park.

Location

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Osaka Castle Park is located in Chuo-ku (ward) south of the Kyu-Yodo River (Okawa) in Osaka.

How to get to Osaka Castle Park?

  • 5min from Tanimachi 4-chrome Station served by Tanimachi and Chuo Subway Line or
  • 10min from JR Osaka Station to Osakajokoen Station by JR Loop Line
  • 15min from Osakajokoen Station (Exit No. 3) to Osaka Castle (Otemon Gate entrance)

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Osaka Castle - the Osaka Castle is the most famous castle in Japan

Osaka Shudokan - martial arts training facility

Nishinomaru Garden - the garden contains 600 cherry trees, total area is 64000 square meter

Hoshoan Tea House - serves one of Osaka’s most luxurious tea ceremonies

Osaka-jo Hall - multi-purpose arena with 16000 seats, opened in 1983

Osaka Castle Band Shell - performance venue

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July

Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.

August

Osaka lantern festival / Osaka Jo Lanterns (25th and 26th)
Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) is once a year decorated with thousands of lanterns lit at its doorstep. Buy your own lantern and be part of this great event.

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