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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (193 reviews)
“japanese history” (131 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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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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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

It just a soso place, I personally don't really like it. We bought the ticket to get into that castle. It's like a museum...with all the history stuff inside for us to see. I don't not recommend people to go inside because it's overcrowded and...More

Thank ienjoytravel2016
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

I have been here twice now and each time was enjoyable. The walk up to the castle is pleasant in itself and there are a variety of food stalls to choose from if you are feeling hungry (The dango is a must!). The castle itself...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

A perfect introduction to new visitors in Osaka. a beautiful place to go strolling around in a beautiful autumn day.

Thank DauphinJonas
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Nice castle with interesting history. If you go to Osaka visit this place. If you have the possibility to visit during flower season, then I guess this will me even better.

Thank Bengt I
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

There is a park near the castle in one of the outer rings that gives a great view. When we were there in March the trees were blossoming and it was gorgeous. We sat at the park surrounded by beautiful and fragrant flowers. With the...More

Thank EugeneTheGreat
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Osaka Castle has an amazing history and is worth a visit. Doesn't take too long to get through the exhibition could do it in 30mins if you. It's in a fairly central location so a quick place to go and see. We went at 1pm...More

Thank Jasmine L
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Nice scenic view and great historical building. Easy to reach and suitable for couple and family. Some souvenir shops and food stalls are there for tourists. It is a perfect place for weekend retreat though.

Thank Sw L
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This place is huge with a lot of history, massive moats encircle the castle and grounds. A must see in Osaka.

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The castle looked wow from outside but inside wasn't interesting much, there were just digital screens with Japanese short movies and that's it.

Thank Maksat A
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth seeing if you are in Osaka. Great architecture, interesting history and lovely gardens to walk round with plum blossom in spring. A highlight of our Japanese tour!

Thank Rich_Nat246
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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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ElleHansel87
September 1, 2017|
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Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
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