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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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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get the Amazing pass. This will give you unlimited subway rides with free access to the castle and many more attractions. Beautiful architecture. A must see. June was probably not the best time because it was very hot and muggy. Go early spring/late summer. You...More

Thank GotFisk
Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is in a nice park where if the weather is nice, makes for a nice place to chill. But the castle itself is not too interesting. The interior has been remodeled so much into more of a museum, that it doesn't have much...More

Thank Treesa_t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit it was really nice . Entry to the castle was 600 yen and there is a museum inside.

Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of all my stay in Osaka, the castle was definitely the highlight. The gardens were a lovely place to while away a few hours. We went in April and the orchards were in full bloom with the transition from the plum to the cherry blossoms....More

Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. A must-see place. Free entranced fee for children and students up to15 years.

1  Thank Luzius01
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there with our 2 boys aged 6 & 2, right when you exit the Osakajoken subway station there is a Japanese person dressed in character waving at you. I thought that was cool. The problem was we had a stroller and there was...More

Thank The_Coconut_Family
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The 'castle' is ok. But essentially you're visiting a part with a few ice cream vendors looking up at the building. It's in a nice park. There's no much in Osaka to visit, so you'll probably end up here.

Thank purpleboss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recommend for all ages. Nice architecture and learning history of Japan. Accessible via public transport and driving. I enjoy concert there.

Thank IHoHongKong
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have to say I was a little disappointed with Osaka Castle. From the outside it is a stunning building, but the inside was a disappointment for me. I know the original castle was destroyed, but it was a shame that the inside of the...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When i came here, the weather is so good Very good to take picture and picnic. I felt lazy and free here:)

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Sam W
Hi I would like to know how much were photo op where you dress up as a samurai? Thanks.
4 May 2017|
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Response from kings_20147 | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of shops you can rent kimonos and they were 20-30 US dollars not sure I saw any samurai rentals but I'm sure they are around.
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Jason V
Hi guys, just want to know is the Osaka Castle Park open 24 hour?
7 April 2017|
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Response from jamie e | Reviewed this property |
Castle opens and closes as stated 9-5, i think your find the grounds outside the moat are open 24 hours? main reason being they have venues nearby. The grounds inside the moat are locked down.
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Richard M
How can I get to the Castle from a hotel near Universal Studios Japan
20 March 2017|
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Response from EugeneTheGreat | Reviewed this property |
There is a rail website called hyperdia you could try. Key in the time and to/from stations and it will give you the routes/trains to take. The app JapanRail is also similar and very helpful. It even tells you exactly which... More
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