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“Nice exhibitions and a nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
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$90.98*
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Osaka Afternoon Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise
Ranked #7 of 881 things to do in Osaka
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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.
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice exhibitions and a nice view”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The castle has both nice exhibitions (especially the modes of the wars and the castle itself are really impressive) and a nice view from the top. Save some time to visit the park as well.

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Cherry Blossoms +Castle = LOVE”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We traveled during Japans famous Cherry blossom season ( March 2013) so the entire area was filled with beautiful cherry blossoms which added to the picturesque feel of the castle. The castle itself is surrounded by a moat which reminds you of the Rapunzel fairytale. There is a bit of a walk to the actual castle so wear comfortable shoes. Like all of the temples in Japan, the architecture is very intricate and beautiful, great place to take pictures. Once inside you were able to dress in traditional samurai garb and take a picture wielding a sword! (small fee)

Visited May 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Wow. Just wow.”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

How on earth did they manage to move those enormous rocks to create its foundations? And thank goodness they kept rebuilding it every time it burned down!

Visited April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Cherry blossoms”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The castle surrounded by parks & river. During spring season, Cherry Blossom are everywhere. A right place to visit if you are looking for Cherry Blossoms.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a little walk”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

we visited osaka castle at the end of cherry blossom in osaka. we didn't go into the castle but walked around the castle grounds. It was a pretty walk that offered some views of osaka. easy to find on the circle line and free to walk around the grounds. the castle is very interesting to look at, as it is so different in style to our western style castles.

Visited April 2014
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