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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 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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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Liked the history and learning about the origins of the castle. The displays were interesting. Rather disappointed to learn that the castle did not show how people lived in the castle. No bedrooms or amenities shown of how the castle worked, I think it was reconstructed as a museum rather than a lived in castle. From memory I think the... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited this castle on my first stop in Japan. The grounds are beautiful an there's a gorgeous Cherry Blossom orchid on the grounds, depending which way you came, you could miss it as it's outside the castle walls. I love the deep history of this place, it really fascinates me. Location wise, its pretty easy to get to. After touring... More

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Cologne
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The castle itself is very impressive and offers a great view over the city. The museum however and the fact that they have installed elevators inside the building takes away the original charm this place could have.

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Newdelhi india
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Castle is in a very expansive & latrge area which requires a lot of walking to do.You have to walk through the garden with a very wide moat running all over the castle walls surrounded by water! The Castle has the armoury & dresses of the Japanese soldiers of those times along with wonderful paintings & artifacts.You can use... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fine of example of the power of the nobles in Japan.Castle has been restored but ,dramatic views and concentrated story of the last great battle with the Shogun. Good dioramas.

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