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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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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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quirky little museum inside

The castle has been rebuilt and inside is all very modern. The view from the top is rather good and then as you go down each floor has exhibits and relics from the past. Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The castle has been rebuilt and inside is all very modern. The view from the top is rather good and then as you go down each floor has exhibits and relics from the past. Its not the best castle Japan has to offer but it's still pretty good.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The castle is worth the time and plan to spend at least two hours here. There is a lift that takes you up to the viewing area though you do need to walk down, don't worry so much as you stop off on each floor and look around reading up on the history of the castle. The view is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Had a long layover in Osaka so I took the train into the city and spent a few hours at Osaka Castle. Easy to get to if you have 4-5 hours. On sunny days, you could send hours strolling through the gardens. If you enjoy history, samurai, or traditional Japanese artifacts you will not be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I went in winter, suggest spring would be better when all is in bloom. Its nice to wander around. Easy to get to.

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Iloilo City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is just 2 train rides and a moderately long walk away from where we stayed in northern Osaka. If you're a history buff or just like gardens in general. Its a wonderful place to visit. This is also a good place to sample local street food (like takuyaki) for very reasonable rates. We visited 3rd week of April and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Osaka Castle (Osaka, Japan) This was a great, although VERY HOT, excursion for a "light" day of sightseeing in Osaka. Osaka Castle is easy to find. From the Tennoji rail station, board the JR loop route heading towards Abenobashi ( a good way to remember is that's it's the opposite side of the loop that goes toward Universal Studios). Usually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful to see amazing that it has been damaged in different ways so many times and rebuilt. We didn't have the time to go inside, but the ground were very pretty. It was also cherry blossom time so made the area extra pretty. I was very disappointed to see the state of the bathrooms, for as clean as Japan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

When we visited this site, the cherry trees were in full bloom in the beautiful castle grounds and very scenic. Castle looks great from the outside but once inside, it is all modern and serves as a small museum with none of the original interior décor from the time period. Top floor has a great view of Osaka but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The park was beautiful. The sakura is so incredible. The castle it self is a bit smaller than I thought. There are 2 lines when you choose to enter the castle. First line is for elevator ride, while the second is using stair. Always opt for the stair for way short queue. Try the samurai/kimono quick photo with a very... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I think here is the beautiful castle and It's not far from city and you must have to visit here when you were Osaka. Inside the castle is museum that will tell you about castle creation story and legend of Japan. The castle area is free but if you want go inside the museum it cost 700 yen

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