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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (201 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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"
in 139 reviews
"toyotomi hideyoshi"
in 45 reviews
"modern museum"
in 54 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 39 reviews
"main tower"
in 36 reviews
"surrounding park"
in 51 reviews
"walk up"
in 53 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 117 reviews
"observation deck"
in 83 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 94 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 63 reviews
"nice view"
in 71 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 39 reviews
"train station"
in 62 reviews
"take photos"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A good experience. Not too many people. Seven floors to see different history. Rather to steps if you can. Queues for lifts very long.

Thank miedup
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to head to Osaka Castle on a rainy afternoon. The Castle looks great and the observation deck up the top provides a 360 degree view of Osaka. The museum however is a lot more modern and doesn't provide much insight into the living...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there in the morning. It was raining, but it did not prevent us to enjoy the Castle and to take nice pictures. We were among the 1st visitors. We went to the observatory deck first and then we took our time to read...More

Thank krish509
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As I stayed the hotel closeby, walked around first day, found shops and restaurants, castle was nice to visit, it's near the JR rail station. Weekend might be some events, it will be crowded but still worth to go.

Thank PY888
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s an amazing place with tons of history, great views from the rooftop and great sculptures. However the entrance can be omitted and nothing would be lost. Only the castle is worthwhile for the price, the other two attractions are worthless... Too hot in summer...More

Thank San L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If your staying in Kyoto then I would thoroughly recommend doing a day trip to OSAKA and this should be at the top of your list for the following reasons: 1/ it's the most beautiful castle which we visited in Japan. (I am going to...More

1  Thank Ajay P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took subway and along the walkway to the Castle, enjoy every moments. Beautiful view, fresh air and simply just nice If you are an avid runner , this is one of the nice park to go and jog around. I think best time would...More

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle was beautiful to look at from outside but wouldnt recommend paying to go inside unless really really interested in short history of that era. Be prepared to walk up many stairs as there is a long ling for the lifts, there is 8...More

1  Thank kiribatigirl88
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Osaka castle was not far from the nearest station (I’m- sorry because I forgot the station name). You just need 5-7 minutes by walking to Osaka Castle. If you want to watch concert in Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka Castle is the best place for spending your...More

Thank Cindira
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka is an economic powerhouse in today's Japan, but it also has a major place in Japanese history. It was the capital of historic Japan before the Nara period and may of its oldest building are reminder of those golden years. The castle was completed...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Zehra90
3 June 2018|
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Response from peterdeane47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Zehra Yes I would visit the shine while you are there. If you have time visit the restaurants and tourist shops across the park from the castle. It gets busy but there are places to sit. If you have more time in Osaka... More
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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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