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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this...

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.

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A very special piece of Japanese history. Well worth the visit. Also some great street food vendors outside the castle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very special piece of Japanese history. Well worth the visit. Also some great street food vendors outside the castle.

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Hillsboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would say that this is the most visited and picturesque attraction in Osaka. Lines can get extremely long, so plan accordingly. The original castle burn down, it was rebuilt and now houses a lookout and museum located inside, that allows you to start t the top and work your way down to see all the exhibits.its very beautiful, although... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived very excited to see this park because ive heard great things, particularly since i hear there is an english audio guide. However, when purchasing my ticket i was greeted by a stone cold person who obviously more interested in taking my money and shoo-ing me away. When i asked if there was an english guide (i hear from many... More 

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Thank Steven H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hope to visit this castle in every seasons to see the different beauty of the castle. Don't forget to bring/purchase a bento lunch box, and find some corners to have lunch and see the castle. You would fall in love with it.

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Thank Chan0nG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osaka castle is newly renovated and beautiful. Well to be honest it looks like any other Castle in Japan, but it is worth visiting. The best season for the visit is spring because park around the castle is full of cherry trees blooming.

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Thank Sonia U
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka castle is easily accessible by public transport. Once inside the park, it is a 10 minute walk to the castle. The castle building is huge and spectacular, views from the top are excellent. Don't miss it when in Osaka.

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Thank Bolleaux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved being able to get to the top for a lovely view out of the castle. Get ready for lots of steps!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in a beautiful park, parts of the 17' century castle has been recreated. Good historical exhibition in the main building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Osaka, you got to visit this. Just keep your expectations low. One good idea is to have a look from outside without taking all the trouble climbing it. You might have a feeling that it is not worth it! It feels good to walk around the castle park on a sunny day. And the castle actually looks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the castle towards the end of our day as we had been really busy before. We were both really tired so we jumped on the small tour train which drove us around for a few dollars. The tour train was good as it was a few kms to the castle from the subway station and we were... More 

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