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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this castle has an observation platform with city views and a history museum that uses holograms, 3D pictures and other technologies to describe the history of the castle and the...more
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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"top floor"
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"japanese history"
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"toyotomi hideyoshi"
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"modern museum"
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"main tower"
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"flights of stairs"
in 33 reviews
"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"observation deck"
in 78 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
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"entrance fee"
in 60 reviews
"nice view"
in 69 reviews
"souvenir shop"
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"train station"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building, stone moat walls, and surrounding gardens are pretty wonderful. The inside displays are not great, but they are decent and I really went there to see and climb the castle itself. The 7 flights can be broken up if you need to rest...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just wanna say. AMAZING, WOW, WONDERFUL, NICE, GREAT. I am really-really cant speak anymore, i am so speechless, this place is so wonderful, i can view the city from the highest floor, i am so happy can see this place, as well i read,...More

Thank DimasNugrahaS1
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The castle offers an observation deck with great views. The only downfall is the deck is on the 8th floor with elevator service only reaching the 5th floor; elevator rides are only one way (your stuck taking the stairs back down). Overall, it’s time well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went today and unfortunately it was raining all day. Whilst it is a beautiful sight I didn't quite understand the hype around the castle. Also I find the 600 yen entry fee quite step for what you get. Recommend looking at the Osaka Castle...More

Thank Samanali G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is really such an impressive building, and imposes itself on the surrounding grounds and buildings. Considering it's age, the building methods are truely impressive! If you're within a day trip, I would see it!

Thank Ddkdave
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit this beautiful castle last february when Osaka still in winter season. It's really cold at that time but the scenery really worth it. The castle and the area around looks magnificent. It take almost 20 minutes walk from the train station

1  Thank Pangastuti G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A gorgeous castle worth visiting. BUT. Don't be lazy. Walk the stairs. You will get in and out of there wayyyyyyy quicker than the lift. And the walk is not awful by any means. You will free up a heap of your time.

1  Thank MelbourneAus7
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle looks amazing and I took too many photos of the outside! The inside is more modern and is all the history of the castle which was really interesting - lots of English explanations for everything. The view from the top is work climbing...More

1  Thank KTandP
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did it again! I was able to visit a castle not in Europe but in Japan. Well it may not be the Imperial Palace of Emperor Akihito but at least I got to tour the inside of an actual Japanese Castle. Like all palaces...More

Thank 995valeryv
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Osaka Castle is a Japanese Castle and is located in the Chuo-ku ward in Osaka, Japan. This castle sits in the middle of a large (15 acre) complex behind a massive stone wall. The walls sit behind a large circular moat. It is free to...More

Thank rockyjoe
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Maria Eloisa G
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Danieljaybkk | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the castle but we were outside the castle at the park area taking photo late at night. The photos are great at night.
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yanjinlkham e
December 24, 2017|
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Response from M_A_G_Andres | Reviewed this property |
I think it does. But perhaps today Monday 25th Christmas Day it may be close. Better ask by a phone call
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ElleHansel87
September 1, 2017|
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Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
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