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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 good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (193 reviews)
“japanese history” (131 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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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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"main tower"
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"flights of stairs"
in 33 reviews
"surrounding park"
in 49 reviews
"walk up"
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"observation deck"
in 78 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 91 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 60 reviews
"nice view"
in 69 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 38 reviews
"train station"
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"take photos"
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"long queue"
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"food stalls"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The grounds here are huge and well manicured as you’d expect. The castle it self is very nice and impressive. There is food and drink on site as well as restrooms. Plan on doing some walking. You can climb to the top via stairs as...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting enough - but the crowds meant any enjoyment was rapidly spoilt. Displays were well done - but difficult to access due to the crowds. Displays rather static. Views from the top floor were OK - at least some fresh air - but hardly worth...More

1  Thank Chris43bh3
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit the castle for a nice view of the city - and nothing more. The castle is a reconstruction and has a museum inside. However, it is really crowded and the interior is very boring and touristy.

Thank Louise V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very unique and breathtaking castle in Osaka.. it's a lengthy walk to cover the whole park surrounding the castle area.. at the center of the castle area, there are souvenir shops to buy souvenirs from. You have to pay to enter the castle which...More

Thank nujnew
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must-visit when in Osaka although don't think it's worth paying an entrance fee to enter the castle. It's gorgeous on its own from the outside :)

Thank HouYan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Inside the exhibits are good but it's a bit of a bunker. Decent view from the top mind you. It's a stunner from the outside of course.

Thank Heidbummer
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On arrival, don’t waste time. Start queuing for the elevator to get up to the top floor where you will get a fantastic 360o view of Osaka. Than work your way down through the various floors where, at the time of writing, there was an...More

1  Thank vbm6
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The inside museum area is alright - neat but not revelatory. The main draw of going inside the castle is the view of Osaka. If you don't care or have seen the skyline from one of the other high points, enjoy the rest of the...More

Thank BCStereotype
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Osaka Castle should be one of the best one in Japan. There were many visitors come and pay to enter the museum inside the castle. You either have to wait for the elevator or walk up flights of stairs to the top which rendered you...More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A revamp of an old castle. But it is still nice to see the Castle. You can take a boat ride. Tickets need to be purchase. There is a building nearby where you can shop and eat. Inside the castle there is a museum that...More

Thank JWC8899
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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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