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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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Can not miss this place

Not just a castle but this is Osaka spirits. you should also sspend time reading the history and you will definitely be impressed.The panoramic view from 8th floor is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Not just a castle but this is Osaka spirits. you should also sspend time reading the history and you will definitely be impressed.The panoramic view from 8th floor is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great castle. No wonder it's always included in the Top 10 Castles of the World from travel blogs I've read. Inside the castle is a great display of artifacts and a piece of it's history during World War.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the Castle last week. It is quite a walking distance from the nearest subway. The Castle is majestic when viewed from outside. However, the inside of the Castle does not feel like a castle. It has become an exhibition area. The lift stops on the 5th floor and we have to climb three more floors to reach the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Recommend to buy the 2 day 1 night tour package, entrance to the castle is included. I'm more WOW by the surrounding of the Castle rather than the castle itself. Plus it was under maintenance so there was the view was quite spoiled. There is metal and net all over the top of the castle so you can't really get... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

With Osaka Amazing Pass, entrance is free of charge. I understand that the castle is a replica but it just felt way too new for the historical values it holds, but still a pretty castle (and would be better if there are leaves or blossoms on the naked trees). There are less details in English explanation/description inside but sufficient for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

we came from tenmabashi subway station and walked 1.5-2km on foot to the entrance bridge. Entrance areas were covered with tent for repair. No water in channel. Everybody known place as its famous name. It was rather cold windy day, we bought cup ramen and ate it there inside area. Everybody can feel japanese history when see this castle from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It’s the landmark of Osaka city, if you have never seen a traditional Japanese Castle in other city, you should visit this one when you are in Osaka. It can be access via subway and get off at either Morinomiya Station(森ノ宮駅) or Business Centre Station, from front gate or rear gate. Either way, be sure you are wearing a pair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a pretty cool castle. Inside of the castle on all 8 stories is a museum on each floor depicting the famous man who defended the castle. I'm not sure if the information ever changes during the year but in February it was themed on a certain man. The moat around the castle was really impressive and they had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Osaka castle was a nice place to visit as the sun was setting. It's a great place to get a nice shot of a castle. If you go closer to the evening, there is a light show that begins around 6:00. Because I went during what is technically still winter, there was a lot more brown and yellow than green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Firstly the Canadian with 'there are better castles' beggars belief, what an insult to a truly amazing country. Every minute of our stay opened our eyes to the weird & wonderful people to their impeccable manners, their commitment to work & how incredibly smart they look & way the Japanese live. It's left a huge respect for this amazing place.... More 

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