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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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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is probably the only tourist spot that I go in Osaka. It is really amazing building which show's the ambition of 豐臣秀吉 but curent building "Tenshukaku) is re-maked. So I didn't go up there. Walking from Morinomiya Station to Osaka Castle is really good feeling. 這大概是我到大阪為一一個旅遊點了 雄偉的建築看得出豐臣秀吉當時的野望 但因為天守閣是重建的,所以我就沒上去了 從森之宮站沿途走進大阪城真的很舒服!

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Osaka, even though the castle itself is a total reconstruction. The top of the building is the 8th floor, where you can get a great view of the city. There is no telescope here, so if you are interested in a good panorama, remember to bring your own telescope! There was a great video... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The castle tower is surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, impressive stone walls and moats. The Nishinomaru Garden, encompassing the former "western citadel",... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We came here as part of a larger tour of Osaka so I'm not sure how expensive it was to go in. The museum was interesting, especially seeing a slice of the life the shogun's lived through the museum. The views from the very top were lovely. The payoff for the hike up all those stairs! Definitey worth a visit.

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The parks are free-to-walk-to, and GORGEOUS. While Osaka's castle is a piece of art, I wouldn't go in again. I literally went in and out in less than an hour and a half, and I mostly sat around and watched the views from the top (which are barely visible, there's something covering the view). When I visited, two out of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had been here many years ago and this time with my husband. He loved the look but had expected the inside to be authentic. Inside each floor is dedicated to the history and story of the war and families associated with the castle. Views from near the top were great of the city. Well worth the entrance fee Y6000.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

i love Osaka Castle and its park! It was lovely to see a museum full of historic stories about Japan and at the top you could see a beautiful view of Osaka. I enjoyed being at the park so much because i could try local delicacies and matcha ice cream (taste so good) whilst enjoying street-performing arts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The castle is beautiful on the outside but that is as far as it goes. The inside is 7 small floors of what I consider to be a fairly bland museum. Once you make your way through these 7 floors there is a very picturesque view from the top.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It is really amazing. The castle itself is like in the movies and the surrounding are so beautiful. There is plenty of places to walk around and enjoy the view of the castle.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Outside is quite nice (although quite new as well). Expo inside and view on the 8th floor not that impressive to me. Stroll through the park is very peaceful though.

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