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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 good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (200 reviews)
“japanese history” (138 reviews)
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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"
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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"
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"surrounding park"
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"observation deck"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"nice view"
in 72 reviews
"entrance fee"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The outside is beautiful, but do not pay ¥600 to go inside if you expect an authentic castle. They've completely modernized the inside (seriously looks like an hotel - see image) and there's is nothing left of the old castle. Also, the view from the...More

Thank AstroChompski
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another great day out in Japan! Finding your way to the castle from Osakajokoen (railway station) is part of the adventure as you wind your way through the gardens, past massive stone wall and over waterways. The view from the top is great. Then had...More

Thank PinkFlamingoHappines
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle was so beautiful and the view from the top was amazing for not being a massive structure! It was everything I thought and wanted Japan to be!

Thank Jessica O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Osaka Castle was AWESOME. You can go all the way to the top. The views are great of Osaka. The staff is friendly. There are shops inside. A/C on most floors. Its worth the hike to get the the Osaka Castle. Outside the Osaka...More

Thank russell9112018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pros: It’s free. It’s cool and awe-inspiring. There are a lot of photo opportunities and ice cream spots. Cons: Advertisements for expensive tours are faulty when you can just go and see it yourself. Highly recommended.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Osaka castle is in the business district of Osaka and well connected with the transport system. Good for a nice walk around as the cues to enter are quite long... There is a small shopping center right beside to find some weird souvenirs and...More

Thank Sidmannymalone
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of biggest castle that still stands in Japan that turned into historical museum. The entrance fee was quite high for me, I have no regret. So many information about Japan history in this castle, it worth to visit if you love history. There's so...More

Thank Regina302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very impressive and beautiful castle in the middle of a big park in Osaka on the castle outside are a very good restaurant very recommended visit the castle park in the night

Thank Christian Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Osaka has only a handful of "must see" sites, and this is probably #1 on the list. Expect a history museum - scrolls, screens, and other historic artifacts, descriptions of key historic battles and personages, and on the 8th (top) floor, a great view of...More

Thank Monty S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The present Osaka Castle is a reconstruction as the original was destroyed by Tokugawa during the Summer War of 1615. Built as his legacy by Japan's First Unifier Toyotomi Hideyoshi (d.1598). The castle, it's surrounding grounds and immediate vicinity would see the last great samurai...More

Thank TanK823
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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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