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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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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.
  • Excellent34%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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"top floor"
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"japanese history"
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"toyotomi hideyoshi"
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"modern museum"
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"main tower"
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"flights of stairs"
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"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"observation deck"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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"souvenir shop"
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"train station"
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Reviewed yesterday

An unique castle where it is not only beautiful but also well designed. The castle interior is actually a museum depicting the feudal period and also early Japanese history. The scenery at the 8th floor is amazing - where you can almost all of Osaka...More

Thank AL07ET
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like many other castles in Japan, so if you are going to others, it may not be very different. It does have a comprehensive museum display though and a pretty good observation point. The gardens are worth a stroll!

Thank PSIndia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was such an amazing place, there are stairs required so you’ll need to deal with that. It’s like ¥800 for an adult which is good. The staff have good English. The view at the top is amazing and the history and exhibits are good....More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were taking subway to Morinomiya station and took a 15 mins walk passed through garden towards the castle main gate. Impressed by the rebuilt castle since destroyed during war time. There were about 7 floors in total for the main building .

Thank Shiang T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was actually here several years ago, but had to visit again this trip. It should be considered a "must see" place if you are in Osaka.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The building has been rebuilt several times in the history. When get into the castle, none of history and building materials is kept, only the videos and replicates are there. Although it attracts many foreigners, there should be better places to visit in Osaka.

Thank hlzaq
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My sister and our husbands we visited Osaka Castle few days ago. In able to get there you have to pass by several parks/gardens and attractions. Theres a train where you can choose to avail 2 way or 1 way, I suggest to take the...More

Thank doglouve
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Osaka Castle is a beautiful building, and unique in the sense that you won't see anything else like it in the area. It is worth seeing for the first time Japan visitor. However, the inside is very much remodeled and renovated to be a modern...More

Thank Sidney1013
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My Girlfriend and I went to Japan for my birthday. Time was tight as it was a long weekend. But we filled it with shopping and then finally the culture of Japan. The tranquil area of the palace gardens then leading you through a large...More

Thank edwardcolinh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a reconstruction of the Osaka Castle and includes several floors of historical information about the castle and surrounding area. The top floor has lovely views of Osaka as well. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Rebecca A
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Zehra90
June 3, 2018|
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Response from peterdeane47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Zehra Yes I would visit the shine while you are there. If you have time visit the restaurants and tourist shops across the park from the castle. It gets busy but there are places to sit. If you have more time in Osaka... More
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Maria Eloisa G
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Danieljaybkk | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the castle but we were outside the castle at the park area taking photo late at night. The photos are great at night.
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yanjinlkham e
December 24, 2017|
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Response from M_A_G_Andres | Reviewed this property |
I think it does. But perhaps today Monday 25th Christmas Day it may be close. Better ask by a phone call
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