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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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Ranked #17 of 219 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just came back from visiting Osaka,in particular sight seeing Osaka Castle.Great senery with absolute clean surroundings ...Credits must be placed on Japanese cultures & upbringgings to have such a CLEAN,safe country !

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful castle in Osaka, amazing parks. One of the must things you should do in this city. Also many stations of the metro are nearby.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The park that surrounds the castle is amazing and beautiful as some of the Japanese gardens I have seen. Walking around the park is free and is a nice escape from the crowds and concrete of Osaka. The castle has been renovated to be a museum on the interior so there isn't much old castle to experience. As a non-japanese... More

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Osaka Castle is located in the city center and easily accessible by public transport. I was used Japan Railways (JR). Osaka Castle is surrounded by an enormous garden and crowded of visitors. It's nice to visit here :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is indeed a very beautiful castle, and very well preserved. The views from the top of the castle are excellent and my visit was a very enjoyable experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Osaka Castle, one of Osaka’s most famous tourist attraction is indeed a beautiful and breathtaking building. Definitely an attraction that you have to visit if you are in Osaka. I had a great time taking pictures of the castle from different areas, surrounding the building. Nearby the castle, there are small stalls selling food, ice cream, as well as souvenirs.... More

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LA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The castle offers some great photo ops and is a great way to get some walking in on the trip. We walked around the castle, but really we enjoyed the grounds and gardens as much as the castle. The crowds all clearly flock to the castle but you can get lost in the gardens all to yourselves while enjoying the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this is a great spot for your pictures but a bit disappointing inside. we hoped to see some real piece of japanese history but we have been a bit disappointed. the ticket costs 600 yen but if you have day pass of the metro you can save 100 yen amazing view from the top roof

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Easy to get to by subway, well signposted. A great photo opportunity, but not much else to say about it apart from that. The castle itself is a museum which had a few floors of historical exhibits, and the top floor had an observation deck where you can see 360 view of the city. A few parks, city hall etc... More

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The best part about visiting Osaka Castle itself--not the park and its surroundings, mind you, but the inside--was the view from the top. It's not quite as breathtaking as what you'd see from the Umeda Sky Building, but it's a nice view of the city for what ended up being around $7 USD and a walk up seven or so... More

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