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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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If youre a culture/history fan then Osaka castle is a must-see on your trip. It gives a wonderful overview of the castle from its inception through the various people who commanded it, right up to present day. The Osaka castle grounds are a little barren...More

Thank Etsip
Reviewed yesterday

small fee to enter and you can pay a bit more to try on and get a photo in some samarui attire which was pretty cool. Each level has displays and history going back the near 500 years of history the castle has to offer....More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 2 days ago

One can have a nice morning or evening taking a walk around the castle, which is surrounded by a river where you can also take a boat and enjoy the amazing view of the castle. Inside the castle there is a big and interesting museum,...More

Thank Nat D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice castle only 3 metro stops from Shinsaibashi. Really nice grounds outside the castle and the interior has all kinds of historic photos and memorabilia.Really a great place to see and experience. Must be able to walk up very narrow and steep stairs. And...More

Thank 1DanielPaul
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is usually known as the white castle. Do not miss this one. You will need at least two to three hours here.

Thank Chew S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been dreaming to visit this castle in a long time. The almost 3km walk from the Morinomiya Station in -5 degrees is totally worth it to see this beauty up close ❤

Thank nurizzb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Castle is one of the tourist spots in Osaka. It is beautiful most especially on a season of cherry blossom. I visited the place with my friends and we weren't able to enter the castle due to our cruise time limit but we heard...More

Thank Nej N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here and it's beautiful. The grounds are lovely and the way Japanese people organize themselves in lines and so thoughtfully look after you, this is a great place to visit. A lot of history too!

Thank Nswelise
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful land mark of Osaka Japan. A gem of the House of the rising Sun.It has a real beauty of nature that can be feel by anyone.

Thank Renato E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle and lots of photo opportunities! If you have the time you can read all about the culture and timeline of the castle and greater region as the castle has a built in musuem! Dont forget to dress up as a samurai and get...More

Thank Zander2407
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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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1 September 2017|
Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
Sam W
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.