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Osaka Castle
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 20, 2012

This majestic castle with it's incredible history sits high on the hill as you head towards it from the railway station. Inside you can read the history of Japan and this Castle in both Japanese and English. Experience the dress of ancient times when you dress-up and have your photo taken. There is so much to see and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

This is the only castle in Osaka and should be seen first before you see grander ones in Kyoto and Himeji. That said, Osaka castle somewhat pales in comparison to the UNESCO-status castle in Himeji but what is interesting is that you have this castle, with its garden and greenery juxtaposed in a sprawling urban landscape.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

From the outside this castle is stunning. The park, castle walls, the gates, it's all very impressive. Inside it's just a dull museum. I was disappointed by the fact that there is no original room left.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

The castle was reconstructed, it's nice for outdoor pictures, but the inside is a museum that is poorly designed. Only go in you're really into museums.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

great preservation of this historical structure. in it, lots of displays and info for u to learn about this building's past.

amazing view of the city on top floor.

u didn't visit osaka if u don't visit osaka castle.

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