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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-3044
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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The cost is a fair one and you can enter into the castle. It has been renovated because it has faced several attacks and natural disasters. Inside the castle, these are a museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Machida, Japan
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Machida, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The cost is a fair one and you can enter into the castle. It has been renovated because it has faced several attacks and natural disasters. Inside the castle, these are a museum where you can learn a lot. You have to select whether you use the elevator or the stair case. It seems that the recommended way to explore... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Going to the top we could see for miles. People traffic was very well directed and organised. Lots of interest to see and do.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went and saw the castle at night and it was really stunning definatly worth the walk with my blistered feet. It might be worth checking where the bridges are before setting off because it took a while to find one as I came from the wrong direction.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by mighty walls, this castle is worth the climb. The elevator only goes halfway. Great view of the city. We were lucky that the cherry trees were still in bloom. Only drawback was the large number of visitors. Go in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

good time to visit Japan in the May 2015. Fly in Osaka. visit the castle & park. it is a beautiful city to visit. travel north from Osaka to Nara . Kyoto. Nagoya. Tokyo.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Being an avid fan of Japanese history, this place was beautiful. A walk from the train station to the castle is also nice because you go through a wonderfully kept little forest. You then arrive at the castle grounds which are full of entertainers, food and souvenir establishments. You only pay a small amount to get into the castle, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) was built by the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century, on the site of a temple called Ishiyama Hongan-ji. The construction work began in 1583 and most buildings such as the castle tower were completed in 1585. Its gross area is over 3,300,000 sq m and tens of thousands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This building and its surrounding is just stunning! I love the architecture of the castle. I definitely recommend going in spring time because viewing plum blossoms surrounding the castle is a feast for the eyes! However, visiting the insides of the Osaka castle was a bit boring for me. I do appreciate learning about the history, the samurais and also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From namba station to get to the castle you can catch the red line to hommachi and change to the green line to tanimachi4-chrome. From there when you exit the station you can see the castle in the distance, so just walk towards it. From the outside its a beautiful castle, really impressive. We paid to go inside, about 600¥... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to come to Osaka Castle during Toyotomi Tokugawa limited time exhibition. It was an awesome one despite its dark history. The surrounding parks are beautiful and the castle itself is really grand. However, like others may mentioned, the inside is a museum so please don't expect an old castle interior. I would definitely come back to... More 

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