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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” (180 reviews)
“japanese history” (122 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday

it's not real traditional castle. if you really want to see real traditional castle, visit another castle (himeji)

Thank tracymalone
Reviewed 2 days ago

Osaka Castle is amazing building you can combine the going up with elevator and stairs. The view is great .

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is the most visited monument in Japan, I found quite disappointing that inside looks more like an hybrid between a gift shop and q museum and there is nothing about the original castle inside. The ticket cost 600¥ and it is good for the...More

Thank M_A_G_Andres
Reviewed 4 days ago

line was long, but the workers manage to move the people around rather quickly and efficiently. good view of the city once u get to the top. also, a very good way of presenting history

Thank meic01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle is certainly impressive from the outside but we felt a little disappointed with the insides. A good view from the top though.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the latest iteration of this Castle built in the late 20th Century after others were destroyed. But to really get the best understanding you should find a volunteer guide from the Osaka guiding clubs and get one to join you. It will make...More

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are there to visit Osaka Castle and the park . Quite tiring to climb up the stairs to the TOp (about 6 or 7 stories in order to have a great view - lift access to mid floor and long queue)

Thank tauruslady
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Set in a lovely park surrounded by a moat, this is an 8 storey "castle ". You can walk up or get a lift to 5th floor but have to walk last 3floors to get to outside viewing platform. Different type of exhibition on each...More

Thank lizbythesea2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view from roof top floor, giving visitors 360 views of the surrounding Osaka castle, a war museum & souvenir shop inside about the Japanese army history. The elevators also available & free for elderly and handicapped visitors. I visited inside and direct to top...More

Thank Sivarnee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich in history and cultures back in the days of the Shogunate. Lots of samurai costume at display highlighting each individual warrior who wears it. A place worth visiting to know more of Osaka history during the feudalism era.

Thank Seng Weng L
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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.
Jason V
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.