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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...more
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We are glad we went, the highlight for us was getting into Samurai costumes and be photographed! The Castle itself is quite basic with a small museum inside. The stairs are quite narrow and I would imagine it would be a problem on more busy...More
The Osaka Castle is an amaizing building on the outside and a pretty good museum on the inside. It has 7 floors of exhibitions and a beautiful view over Osaka on the 8 floor. The entrance fee is 600¥. Be sure to visit the castle...More
We only viewed Osaka Castle from the outside. It was truly impressive, especially amidst the splendor of cherry blossoms in early April. Imagining the fighting and killing from the days when ancient Japanese shogun and ruling class took turns claiming the castle as their own,...More
Great place to visit for history of Osaka.
Quick walk thru the parks from one side to another was sufficient. For an added extra you can try museum & observatory deck but not completely necessary. Causal walk around will take 1 hour. 2-3 hours to...More
It is a must visit for those who visit Osaka. However, unless you are a history buff, you may just take some beautiful photos.
Take a train from shinsaibashi train towards castle and stop at business park station. It is the nagahoritsurumiryokuchi line. Towards kadoma...More
It's a pretty Castle which had been maintained and preserved over such long period of time. Has a museum inside which is very well organized and covers the history of the castle under a lineage of rulers. Good spot to visit.
If you are looking for a place to just unwind and to learn a little bit of history, this is the place. The castle serves a a museum now and there's an observation deck at the top of the castle. Another interesting aspect of this...More
Osaka castle is a must visit if you are in Osaka, it is very beautiful and even more beautiful when it is sakura season... come here and spend about 1 hour plus roaming around the castle park and the castle itself..
Looking at the sheer vertical size of the wall built with granite boulder size of small car surrounded by moat makes me shiver I wasn't born at that time as a laborer. But if I was born as a Samurai what a sight it would've...More