Open9:00 - 17:00 (March - October)
9:00 - 16:30 (November - February)
Admissions close 30 minutes before closing time
*Open until 20:00 during cherry blossom season
ClosedMondays, New Year holidays
The business days/hours are subject to change in order to prevent the spread of infection by COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Please refer to the official website for details.
The Osaka Castle Tower was recreated in 1931, investing approximately 1.5 million yen (equivalent to 75 billion yen today) votive offerings by citizens. With this tower as its center, there is the Osaka Castle Park, which has 13 important cultural properties, including the Otemon gate, the Sengan'yagura turret, and the Enshogura magazine, along with an ume (plum) orchard and the Nishinomaru Garden. The Nishinomaru Garden, where the residence of Kita-no-mandokoro (wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese ruler in the 16th century) was formerly located, was opened in 1965 as a lawn garden of approximately 64,000 m2 in total area. Surrounded by greenery, the garden commands a beautiful view of the castle tower and the stone wall of a moat. The garden is also famous for its 600 cherry trees (including someiyoshino) that bloom gloriously in spring. The night cherry blossom viewing event is held during blooming periods, attracting a large number of viewers. In the northeast corner of the garden is the tea ceremony house Hoshoan, which was presented in 1969 by Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic).
Location〒 540-0002 2 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Directions5-minute walk from Osakajokoen Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
10-minute walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
*Free for children middle school age and under, Osaka city residents age 65 and over, and those with disabilities (on displaying ID)