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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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Hot sweatly walk up to visit Osaka castle.

The first thing after my family have checked in to our hotel is to visit the famous Osaka castle. We took the train from Osaka station to Tenmabashi station and thus began our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The first thing after my family have checked in to our hotel is to visit the famous Osaka castle. We took the train from Osaka station to Tenmabashi station and thus began our long walk to the castle. It was hot in July, we were sweating and hungry as we made our way up. It was a good half an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Peace and calmness in the city. wonderful views of the surrounding suburbs. costumes to dress up in .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Osaka Castle during our business trip to Japan and absolutely loved it! As we were there in July, it was incredibly humid outside and raining often. However, this did not take away from our enjoyment of seeing the city. Just wear waterproof sneakers and bring an umbrella. Never mind a rain jacket, we found it to be so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I think this is one of those places that is better just to view the outside . I don't think the interior exhibitions are done very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We got the first glimpse of the Castle from the Osaka History Museum. Wonderful sight. This is an imposing and impressive structure as you walk towards it through the park. Being short on time, we decided to skip the garden and the tea room and went for the Castle. To and from the nearest subway stations, this involves fair bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

During our visit, they were having funfare, traditional dance, dress in samuria walking and obliging visitors taking selfie. Great historical value behind this castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Totally the best castle around! The local policemen (riding horses, lol) were also helpful and can understand you although you speak a little Japanese, just in case you need him to take a few photos with. Hahha! The ponds surrounding the castle was amazingly beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been to Osaka castle 2 weeks ago, and i'm very glad i did it. I rented apartment located in fukushima stn (central osaka) which provide bicycles for free, i ride my bike to Osaka castle. Using google maps and it tooks around 35 mins to get there (you can get riverside view along the way).. I ride along the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Osaka Castle is located in the middle of the park and if you take the wrong entrance you would need to walk far to reach the castle. Nearest entrance from the subway station is the Tanimachi-Yon(4)-chome Station (Exit #1-B), exit station and turn left and walk up until you find the Park. Take the left trail of the park and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was hot and humid with a lot of people which is common during summer time. Once you get to the top, you get a view of the city. Just calm your horses down from the people taking pictures of the artifacts although it clearly says "no photography"

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-3044
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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