Reckoned as a beautiful place to sit, unwind and relax, the Osaka Castle Park is a historical site cum an urban public park. Lying beside the south of the Okawa (Kyu-Yodo River), the Osaka Castle occupies a large land area in the center of Osaka. Even then, the park is the second largest in the country.
The castle was constructed in the year 1583, in place of Ishiyama Hongan-ji, a militant temple. Although, the park was open for the public, a large part of it was used by the Imperial Japanese Army. However, after the Second World War, almost all the military complex we removed to make way for the current urban park.
The Park’s Main Attractions Include:
- Osaka Castle Hall
- A large athletic field
- Baseball field
- Football field
- Open air music theatre
- Open air concert hall
- Osaka Castle Keep Tower
- Performance of busking groups every weekend
- Cherry blossom and plum blossom viewing during the spring season
The park is a great place, if you are keen on visiting Historical monuments, Shrines and Temples, Imperial Japanese Army facilities, Government facilities and many more. Private tours and afternoon walking tours can be arranged for people desirous of taking one. Hence, the park is a great place to visit with friends and family.
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