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Osaka Castle

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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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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kovitss1965
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vikomon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank trishway
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mykelgg
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank raginikshitij
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing place! Try and go in cherry blossom season because the park surrounding the castle is amazing too!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank E5983KAjennya
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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..

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AlvinFSH
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 23, 2019|
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Response from IsaiahK44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can access the castle grounds free of charge. That's what I did! But you need to pay for admission into the castle, which might be worth it for the panoramic views.
January 21, 2019|
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Response from coldplaybunny | Reviewed this property |
I have visited the Castle several times and always closes at 5pm so, if you arrive at 4pm you would have enough time. It opens at 9am.