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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Really nice place and a nice garden

Osaka castle is a place where you easily can spend 1-2 hours, you can go inside and see the different exhibitions, you can go or take the elevator to the top where there's a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely first morning walk through Osaka to the Castle Park and the Castle. Very well preserved with moats and walls etc., bought tickets for the castle only to go in and see a late 20 century concrete public building. Can only assume it's a rebuild - not how we wanted to start the trip!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Osaka castle is a place where you easily can spend 1-2 hours, you can go inside and see the different exhibitions, you can go or take the elevator to the top where there's a nice view, also located at the top is a souvenir shop, there's a nice garden outside the castle where you can get food and drinks.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect an old and traditional castle. It's a replica of the old one and has a lift inside and is more of a museum. Still very nice to see. The outside is more impressive tough.

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Thank David D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle is picturesque. You get a good view of the city from top. Frankly there isn't much to see other than that.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking view. So grand and so beautiful!! Getting there is quite a walk, but it worth it! I didn't go up the castle, but the surrounding view is so worth it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Osaka Castle is in a good park. The top floor's view is very beautiful. The admission ticket is reasonable price and can be discounted if you buy a set ticket with other facilities.

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't miss this stop if you are traveling to Osaka. Aside from the historical value of the castle, it is also a nice place to stroll, bike or have a laid back day at. There is a lift that brings guests straight to the 5th floor, from which you climb the stairs to the 7th and 8th floors, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a lot less of an authentic experience inside, the best part is looking at from the outside while enjoying the scenery of the park.

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Thank Randal L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's just one big building to see here, and it's not that breathtaking. If you just want to stroll along the park and bump into some tourists, then this is your place. Otherwise, it's boring.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive castle to pay a visit, museum inside is interesting. The Total area of the castle is enormous and nice to walk through.

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