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Osaka Castle

Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-3044
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Ranked #15 of 204 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

It looks impressive from the outside, a beauty as it sits in the middle of the park. Unfortunately, Osaka Castle is a recreation of the original one that was destroyed. Its museum is packed with artifacts and visual storytelling of the fateful siege of Osaka. There's a number of shops outside the grounds selling souvenirs and food, and the park's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Best time to be visit in November. Leaves turn into red.. breezy.. They have lots of event/booth in Castle area. you can see the surrounding clearly if you get into the top of the castle.

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Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The grounds & outside of Osaka Castle are very pretty & peaceful, with bubbling brooks, yellow & red leaved trees, rippling moats & floating ducks. The outside of the castle has high foreboding stone walls and grand startling white architecture, the inside however.... well let's just say; how authentic can a castle be with a lift, sliding doors & a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture and it makes a perfect postcard photo during the sunset. A lot of shops alongside the castle too.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Osaka Castle on our Japan tour but found the castle building itself a bit too crowded and not authentic since it is a modern rebuild. However the grounds were lovely and the view of the castle and its grounds, from our restaurant on level 38 of an adjacent office building, was magnificent. We did enjoy the various entertainers... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The parks and grounds around the castle are excellent. There were a few street performances when we were there - some haiku drummers, which we really enjoyed, and a juggler, some fellows dressed up as ninjas and samurai - lots of fun stuff to see! The castle is awesome on the outside and has a commanding view over the city... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

best time to visit the castle is during the month of april. the sakura flower come up and view is beautiful. i found the castle was very average compare to the one in japan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Osaka castle (Osakajo), in one of the major attraction of Osaka. Located in the Osaka park (koen), it can be easily accessible form the JR station of the Osaka loop line, named Osakajokoen. 10 min walk, according indications. Majestuous castel with a very turbulent story, quite well explained during the visit. entrance 600 yens. Historical patrimony of japan, and the... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You really should consider to visit Osaka castle. there's a vast park around it, the path is good to go and the view from the top of the park pays off for your efforts climbing the steps to it. Best season is early spring or autumn

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Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

osaka castle is the best park in osaka. you can see beautiful castle and enjoy magnificent park. this park is huge and clean. many things to see.

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