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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this...

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 period during which it was built.

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Good for couple and family

Nice scenic view and great historical building. Easy to reach and suitable for couple and family. Some souvenir shops and food stalls are there for tourists. It is a perfect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Other people had commented on the scenery, I would like to comment on the interior of the castle. If you are a museum buff like me, you would appreciate getting the audio guide (passport required) to learn mostly about Toyotomi Hideyoshi's life, battles, and death. The most interesting display to me is definitely the life-size replica of his golden tearoom.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It just a soso place, I personally don't really like it. We bought the ticket to get into that castle. It's like a museum...with all the history stuff inside for us to see. I don't not recommend people to go inside because it's overcrowded and it's kind boring. Not worth to see. However, I know it's one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice now and each time was enjoyable. The walk up to the castle is pleasant in itself and there are a variety of food stalls to choose from if you are feeling hungry (The dango is a must!). The castle itself was very busy, but the staff were very efficient in getting everybody through. Here's a... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect introduction to new visitors in Osaka. a beautiful place to go strolling around in a beautiful autumn day.

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Thank DauphinJonas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle with interesting history. If you go to Osaka visit this place. If you have the possibility to visit during flower season, then I guess this will me even better.

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Thank Bengt I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a park near the castle in one of the outer rings that gives a great view. When we were there in March the trees were blossoming and it was gorgeous. We sat at the park surrounded by beautiful and fragrant flowers. With the castle as the backdrop, the view was simply unbeatable.

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Thank EugeneTheGreat
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osaka Castle has an amazing history and is worth a visit. Doesn't take too long to get through the exhibition could do it in 30mins if you. It's in a fairly central location so a quick place to go and see. We went at 1pm on a Thursday and it was quick to get in but as we were leaving... More 

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Thank Jasmine L
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice scenic view and great historical building. Easy to reach and suitable for couple and family. Some souvenir shops and food stalls are there for tourists. It is a perfect place for weekend retreat though.

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Stanley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is huge with a lot of history, massive moats encircle the castle and grounds. A must see in Osaka.

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Thank Wayne B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle looked wow from outside but inside wasn't interesting much, there were just digital screens with Japanese short movies and that's it.

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