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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (188 reviews)
“japanese history” (128 reviews)
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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"top floor"
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"japanese history"
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"toyotomi hideyoshi"
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"modern museum"
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"flights of stairs"
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"surrounding park"
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"observation deck"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit a castle though not what I expected but it was a good experience. It's more like a museum that shows the history of the castle and how it was rebuilt. Love the animation done on the history and the...More

Thank fungp2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Going to Osaka Castle is a must do if you are visiting Osaka and the grounds were beautiful. We paid the $7 to enter the castle to see what the fuss was all about. The coolest part was being able to get to the top...More

Thank nat_nv123
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here around 8:00am for a walk. You can see a few people going for runs and only a handful of tourists. Its nice to get away from the bus loads of tourists and enjoy the castle to yourself. The morning light made great photos...More

Thank DonnieT7
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This one of those Must See items when in Osaka. The grounds are loaded with various structures beside the castle. A fair amount of walking but definitely worth it. The castle and grounds have food and rest areas and a wonderful photo booth set up...More

Thank MikeyBoy1951
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprised to find this large complex in the middle of such an urban city such as Osaka. The history was interesting and the grounds would be beautiful in the spring or summer when the plum trees are in bloom. One of the must sees when...More

Thank f00d1e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a newly build castle which is just fine. Really nothing special. Maybe the veiw on the top. There are only some paintings inside. I think if you are in osaka it may worth visiting.

Thank Milad H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the castle. Its good to walk and look at the rivers around, and walk the bridges towards the castle.

Thank Sindre F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the subway to get to Osaka Castle. When you exit the station, there is a large sign with directions to the castle. I noticed many people read the map wrong, and crossed the street to the right. That is not the right way....More

Thank Annafjordan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside of the building and the surrounding park are lovely. Inside the castle is a modern museum with with lots of information about the castle and Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who built it. Each of the 7 floors of the castle is successively smaller as you...More

Thank Eyad D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like more the garden then the castle if you go to Europe castle then it’s totally different as u’ll finish it fast

Thank TeT M
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Maria Eloisa G
10 February 2018|
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Response from Danieljaybkk | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the castle but we were outside the castle at the park area taking photo late at night. The photos are great at night.
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yanjinlkham e
25 December 2017|
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Response from M_A_G_Andres | Reviewed this property |
I think it does. But perhaps today Monday 25th Christmas Day it may be close. Better ask by a phone call
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ElleHansel87
1 September 2017|
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Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
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