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* The cherry tree of Osaka-jo Castle    * The plum tree of Osaka-jo Castle

  • Osaka-jo Castle

  • Osaka-jo Castle
    • Osaka Castle, which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government.
    • Of special note are the grand gates and turrets along the outer moat.
    • The steep walls that rise close to 30 meters high are made of huge blocks of stone that were transported to Osaka from quarries over 100 kilometers away.

The cherry tree of Osaka-jo.

    The Cherry tree of Osaka-jo Castle.

  • In the Osaka Castle Park are several historic structures including the castle tower, in addition to the Nishinomaru Garden with some 600 cherry trees, an ume (plum) orchard boasting 1,270 ume trees in 100 varieties, and other spots where visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers.
  • The spring/autumn potted plant market, the night cherry blossom viewing in the Nishinomaru Garden, and other annual events are held in the park.

  • * The slide show of "the cherry tree of Osaka-jo Castle".

The autumnal leaves of Osaka-jo.

    The Plum tree of Osaka-jo Castle.

  • ̓About about 1,270 plums are planted in the wood (about 1.7 ha(s)) of a plum.
  • In early spring, in early spring, various brilliant flower is pickled, and it is crowded with those who visit.
  • Since the kind of plum is together with all of about 100 kinds from early bloom to a late flower, the flower of one - March, a long period, and a plum can be enjoyed.

  • * The slide show of "the plum tree of Osaka-jo Castle".

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    Access to Osaka-jo Castle

  • [Address]
  •     Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
  • [Access]
  •     Subway: Short walk from Temmabashi or Tanimachi- 4-chome Sta.
  •     JR: Short walk from Morinomiya or Osakajo-koen Sta.
  • [The link to a website]
  •     The website of "Osaka-jo Castle"

* The cherry tree of Osaka-jo Castle    * The plum tree of Osaka-jo Castle