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“Beautiful Scenary”
Review of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
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Fee: Yes
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 November 29, 2013

If you are accessing Osaka Castle via the train station, be prepared to walk a bit. You will arrive at a park, before you reach the Castle. The scenary with the autumn leaves is beautiful. You can also pay a nominal fee of JPY 600 to enter the castle. there are 8 levels and you can choose to walk up the stairs or queue for the lift. Thereis an observation deck right at the top which provides a landscape of the city. There are also many artifects, some tapes that were screen to explain the hierachy and the history of the Osaka castle.

Most of the information were in Japanese, so we were not able to understand some of the information. Be prepared to spend the morning there, including a scenic garden walk back to the train station.

Thank abCLARICEfg
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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

A very magestic castle although not as huge in comparison to other castles. It has a few moats and is flanked by the Osaka castle park.

Good way to enjoy the scenery. Castle itself is beautiful from afar, and good chances for photography at the grounds outside the castle.

However it is not wise to pay the admission fee to go inside. A tourist trap whole and whole.

4 stars for the sights and environment

Thank seexuanbin
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Came on a Sunday around 3pm.

People taking leisurely walks ,some with their dogs ,one with his eagle.

You read right-eagle.my son had a photo taken with them (the man and his eagle).

There was a school band competition going on that day and we see lots of different costumed bands practicing around the park.saw a few standing in front of solitary trees playing their trumpets ,trombone etc.i mean one to one,as if they are serenading them.

Break dancers,line dancers even a rock band were practicing on this day.

There is one particular street act that stood out.The juggling ,balancing act by this one guy.Amazing.

All that and we haven't got to the castle yet.

Small compared to the other castles such as Himeji but of no less significance.

Look at the history behind the castle,the way it was built and marvel at the ingenuity of the placement of passageway to the castle .you won't be disappointed.

The castle itself though rebuild with modern structures and amenities still look splendid.views from the top is another draw.covering north ,east .south .west sides.catch the sunset.

Half a day from 3 to 7pm we'll spent .

Thank lazarusone65
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's ok. A replica, a faux-castle, a castle-pretender.

What kind of castle has an elevator.

Yeah, yeah, wheelchair accessibility and all that. But what historically-accurate accessibility?

They need to get it together.

Thank FalcoAtriceps
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

It is a must . well worth checking out to actually walk around a castle it has history and is magnificient site to see. I was here 7 years ago and went with bf and it was amazing to see again.

Thank christina d
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