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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 period during which it was built.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (197 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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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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"flights of stairs"
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"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"observation deck"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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"souvenir shop"
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"train station"
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great building with nice history. Stairs up to entrance had cool mist machines which where a great adjunct for a hot summer day. Park around it is also very nice.

Thank Yoel R
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The Castle have 7floors! The exhibition is about sengoku's samurai and general. Akechi Mitsuhide's life story is really nice even I like Date Masamune the best.^^ Very interesting.

Thank Lin L
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Himeji & Osaka castles. Himeji castle is by far the better of the two. Himeji has maintained the interior of the building and the grounds overall seemed to better illustrate the historical significance of the castle... Osaka castle...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

A castle constructed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a shogun who started the unification of the country. The main castle is located right in the center surrounded by a moat. To get to the castle requires lots of walking. Firstly it takes about 10-15 mins from the...More

Thank phait_lee
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Great experience - lovely historic building with beautiful perspective and ambience. Amazing surrounds and lots of history to read about whilst taking in the sights.

Thank KarlSice
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

From the moat, to the bridge, to the high walls, to the gilded castle, Osaka Castle is in every sense a castle. A lovely place to visit.

Thank toniwithani
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Easy to find as it can be accessed from the JR loop line at Osakajokoen. Once at this stop there are signs directing you to the location. After a short walk through the park you arrive at the castle. The castle has some impressive stonework...More

Thank jasonwymer
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

First you will reach the outer walls of the Osaka castle and you will be like : "holy moly that's sick." And yes, it is. But as soon as you enter the castle itself you will be beaten with the harsh reality of tourism. The...More

Thank Niclas_Wett
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

The Osaka castle is extremely famous in Japan.As a tourist,you really shouldn't miss it.The castle is very beautiful and unique.The whole design is typical ancient Japanese style.The entry fee is 600Yen.Always a long queue in front of the main entry.The priority lane is always ready...More

Thank lisaselencer
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Beautiful castle from outside. Inside was nothing special except old Samurai armor and weapons. Very nice views from the top of the castle.

Thank Hippo04
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Zehra90
June 3, 2018|
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Response from peterdeane47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Zehra Yes I would visit the shine while you are there. If you have time visit the restaurants and tourist shops across the park from the castle. It gets busy but there are places to sit. If you have more time in Osaka... More
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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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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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