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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
+81 6-6941-3044
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As featured in 3 days in Osaka and 1 other guide
Ranked #17 of 214 attractions in Osaka
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Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is probably the must see attraction in Osaka. It's easily accessible via subway and close to other museums. As the area is big, be prepared to walk some distance. The walk is nice on a cool day but like hell on a hot summer day! You get to see the inside of a castle which was converted to a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was a nice attraction but I feel as though it was a place for Tourists that come by the bus load. I would visit but no need to spend too much time here.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very open area with no charge until you want to see the actual castle, so if you're looking for a great place to hang out, this is it. Tour guides in the areas you see them will tell you about history of that area to entice you to hire them for a tour but there is no pressure. View from... More

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

Great city views from the top despite the long trek over bridges and moats. Bundle tickets for Osaka Castle Museum and nearby Osaka Museum of History are good value. Very hot in summer so bring sunscreen and umbrellas.

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited about an hour before sunset on a clear sunny day. The view of the sunset with the castle in the foreground was just stunning. A peaceful,place to walk around and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

inside is a very modern museum, I was hoping for an example of how it would have been 500 years ago. Still worth the visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Going there during hot summer day is not recommended. It takes 15-20 minutes walk (depending on how slow you walk) from the metro station or JR station. You have to walk pass through the museum then the park before finally you have to hike to the entrance of the castle. Entrance fee is Y 600. You can buy from the... More

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Toyohashi-shi, Aichi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The view was picture perfect, bus load of tourists of different nationalities come and go but there are no available baby carts for rent for parents like me with small kids who easily get tired of the long walks.

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Tortona, Italy
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434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Osaka Castle is my opinion one of the top attractions of the city, completely surrounded by nature and tranquility of the park Osaka. To gain access to the park is totally free ticket for the castle instead has a price of about 10,000 yen (€ 10). The castle is a sort of museum where there is a wide range... More

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Oslo,Norway
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I´d recommend just walking around in the park and seeing the castle from the outside as it is stunningly beautiful. Inside is a museum over 5 floors with just some poor displays as well as some samurai helmets and suits. Not worth the admission price of the queue for the elevator or the many many many flights of stairs you´d... More

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