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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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Even though it's very hot when we visit this place (we visit during summer) , we really had a great time going here. The place was huge, and you really required to do walking coz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Even though it's very hot when we visit this place (we visit during summer) , we really had a great time going here. The place was huge, and you really required to do walking coz it's really huge! And oh don't forget to eat some greentea ice cream too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ethereal, beautiful, profoundly Japanese: and a heart-opener in all weathers, Osaka Castle were wonders we've waited a lifetime to see: huge, cedar-scented, and steeped in subtle art, history and culture, even learning to decipher the meaning in flowers &ornament is a lesson and a joy. And worth crossing an ocean and continent to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Osaka Castle was the only historical place I have been in Osaka. It was a great experience! The park was cozy and the castle has shown more than I expected.. And here's a little tip from the blog, take the elevator to the top floor and enjoy the view.. then go down by the stairs and see all the great... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Huge area of castle and park, I didn't go up to the castle however I quite enjoy the park and surrounding, will definitely look prettier during autumn or fall.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The castle is a sight to behold. Though the exterior was largely preserved, the interior was modernized to accommodate tourists. You can pay your respects to the castle's history and artifacts inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was very impressed with the grounds of the castle but quite disappointed with the inside which has been completely renovated as a museum and as such there was none of the original architecture inside to be seen (at least in the areas you are allowed to go). Lots of informative panels and displays but these can get quite boring unless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I didn't go inside the castle but the view around the castle was pretty enough. We unwind and walked around the castle area, a very quiet place in Osaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you like historic building, this one can't miss. The castle is well built and the view from the top is incredible and amazing. This castle represent the history of Osaka. We also like the displays inside the castle and the gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Since my father is 86 years old and walks very slowly, we've asked the possibility to take elevator instead of stairs at the entrance. And the answer was "yes"! All the staff treated elder people with great respect and let us visit the castle by taking elevator instead of stairs. It made the trip more convenient! Strongly suggest to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Have a long walk from the street. There is an elevator provided for up to the castle only but you have to walk down. The route in the castle is in the circle but you can bypass to the opposite side of the castle easily. The scenic view from the top of the castle (view point) is very worth to... More 

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