Cherry Blossoms embellishing the Main Tower (in April)
Majestic Urban Oasis, Which welcomes the people with changing seasonal views.
Osaka Castle Park opened in 1931 and covers an area of 106.7 hectare.
Osaka Castle Park is colorfully embellished. You can see about 600 cherry trees, including someiyoshino in Nishinomaru Garden. About 95 kinds of Japanese apricot flowers,1250 trees in total bloom in Ume Grove, and in Omoide-no-mori (Grove of Remembrance), you can enjoy beautiful autumn colored leaves.
The scenery, which changes from season to season, attracts many visitors throughout the year. Although the castle park is located in the center of the city, it is a place of recreation and relaxation familiar to Osakans.


High Stone Wall in the Inner Moat

Huge Stone No.1 is gTakoishih (Ocotopus Stone), which is at the front of the Sakuramon masugata (square-shaped outer defense). It is presumed that its area is 59.4 m2, its thickness is 90 cm and the weight is about 130 tons.
The Greatest Stone Wall in Japan is an overwhelming sight.
The magnificent moats and the stone walls consist of numbers of huge stones and they are symbols of the solid defenses of the Tokugawa-built Osaka Castle. The moats are 70 to 90 meters in width, and a number of the stone walls, which stand at both sides of the moats, are more than 20 meters in height. The total length of the stone walls made of granites extends to 12 kilometers and the number of stones used in the walls amounts to 500,000 to 1,000,000.The harmonized beauty of the magnificent stone walls and the moats surprises and moves the visitors.

The 13 structures in the castle, including Otemon Gate (The Main Gate) and Sengan Turret, are recognized as Important Cultural Propeties by the national government.
The magnificent moats and the stone walls
Old buildings and structures from the Edo period, including stone walls of outer moats and inner moats, have escaped the ravages of numerous wars and casualties. The 13 structures, including the gate, gun powder storehouse, and turrets, are recognized as Important Cultural Properties by the national government.

Tamon-yagura at Oteguchi Entrance

Rokuban-yagura Turret

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