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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 #18 of 215 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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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

beautiful building but hot inside, 8 floor of historic exhibits to see, lots of people waiting in a cue for lifts, there are two lines, choose to walk if you are fit, it is faster. (Great ice cream stand near by)..

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Osaka Castle is one of the must-visit attractions in Osaka areas, but we suggest you had better come during April cherry blossoms season. the gardens surrounding the Castle are well maintained.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting Osaka for many decades and have visited the Osaka Castle many many times. Not a visit to Osaka goes by without a return visit. There is always something new to pick up - I love walking around the gardens and looking at the impressive building. Inside the building you get to have a great feel of... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Unfortunately it was in the evening and I couldn't get in. I could only see it from the outside. It was already worth it though. The castle is terrific and the view around is fabulous :)

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is not a complete castle just the keep where the final battle would have been, Unfortunately all of Japan except Nikko and Kyoto were destroyed and rebuilt after WWII

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The place was crowded with chinese tourists. The castle is nice to see and there is a nice view of the city behind it. However I'd recomend not to spend too much time over there.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Finally I went here... in the morning i was busy in the park seeing sakura while walking from the station. So i can't go up since I have to go to other place for onsen and lunch 1 day trip i've book. in the end after the onsen, i went back and take the trip inside the castle... go to... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Osaka Castle is a nice visit which provides a chance of seeing a perfectly restored example of japanese military architecture. Both the earthworks and moat merit a stroll and the exposition insidethe donjon is also interesting. The views from the top are very good. Also on castle grounds: a traditional kendo dojo. The perfect opportunity to watch the martial... More

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Renton, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went in already interested in Japanese history, but it was my wife who actually slowed me down so she could read the descriptions and view the pieces that told me this Castle museum was doing something right. Food and fun is available outside and the view from the top is amazing. I was a little sad that most of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

For those who are into the History of Japan, this is a fantastic site. The grounds around the Castle are full of historic artefacts and information on the history of the area dating back to the Edo period

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