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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this...

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.

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Great to take picture, from the outside

Inside is a renovated space, felt more like a museum than a 'castle'. The top level allows 360 view, although not the best, it was worth it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the coolest spots in Osaka. It is renovated inside, they have also shop with gifts and on the top there is cool view over town.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Inside is a renovated space, felt more like a museum than a 'castle'. The top level allows 360 view, although not the best, it was worth it

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a fascinating venue to visit for one who is keen on Japanese ancient history. You have to at least know who is Nobunaga to find the place interesting. As one who reads history and Japanese manga, I cannot help to visit every corner with high interest. But these were all diminished by the yawns I noticed from the... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a historic teaching but not for a tourist looking for authentic historic experiences. This experience felt more like those that when you go on grade school field trips to learn about your cultures history. Definitely some interesting items housed within but overall just an okay experience. The park outside the castle is amazing though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited at the peak of sakura season so the views were pretty. At around 8-9AMish we got off the train station and walked to Osaka Castle. Even at this time, the entrance to the castle was packed with tourists so chose the right time. Fortunately we got inside with no problem. Wear comfortable shoes as it was a pain... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This must be on your list of places to visit in Osaka. Great history and lots of valuable information about the history of the city. Has a very good museum and the views from the top floor, 8, are fantastic. Fun for the whole family.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle is a museum now. Really big. Need do a long walk before really enter the Castle area. I didn't managed to enter the Castle as it was very long que during my visit. So I only see it from the outside only while waiting for my other family members to enter the place. This is 1 of the... More 

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Manarola, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just what you would expect from a Japanese castle outside but inside it's a modern museum/gallery building like any other around the world. Good displays and all very interesting and once at the top great 360 views of Osaka. Well worth a visit but don't get too excited about seeing the inside of a castle.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Japan is known for its temples and shrines. However, it is the castles that seem to be of interest as there is so much cool war history to be learnt. A 600Y entrance fee includes walking through the Osaka Castle museum, which is very insightful, there are also decent views when you reach the 8th floor. Going in and out... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you expect to see how the ancient city ruler live, just forget this place. The castle is a museum which display many historical data, sadly most of them is Japanese. The interior design of the castle was renovated into modern style. So there is is no clues of the city ruler's room.

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