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“Nice alternative, during Himeji is under construction”
Review of Osaka Castle

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 July 22, 2013

We haven't been in the castle, but it's also really nice from outside! If you're looking to walk up there in summer, you should start early. There isn't so much shadow and I think it's nicer to walk up there when it isn't so hot.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

No doubt a beautiful castle from the outside. It has been rebuilt many times over the centuries. Great for picture taking and a quick visit. You can not go inside and I am told even if you could, there is nothing in there anymore in any case.
I would recommend going to Matsue castle. You are able to go to the highest level and each level does have cases of items to look at such as samurai gear etc. Plus the view from the highest level is fantastic and well worth the climb. It is out of the way though.

Thank RjessMMM
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The castle is very lovely. It is over 400 years old and in great condition. There is a lovely park at the base to have a drink and admire the castle.

I recommend visiting this site if you are in Osaka.

Thank natalie_star
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I got the osaka tourist pass and it offers a visit to osaka castle so I went. Not exactly magnificent as compared to other castle but the parks, garden, museum around it made the trip worthwhile.

Thank Lin En T
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

From JR train station, you have to walk about 15 min to reach the castle. There is a entrance fees to enter the museum. It can take up more than 2 hours if you interested in the History of Japan. There is a translation radio set for Free. rental.

Thank Blueskyle
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