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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this...

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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A staple when visiting Osaka

It's majestic contribution to the Osaka skyline and history cannot be denied. That being said, you should plan your day well, as this attraction can get pretty crowded. Best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's majestic contribution to the Osaka skyline and history cannot be denied. That being said, you should plan your day well, as this attraction can get pretty crowded. Best advise is to enjoy the well-curated exhibits, note that some floors do not allow taking photographs. Nonetheless, this an experience not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Long time history of the great emperor of Japan. You can enjoy the 3D history teller, the beautiful park, and the stunning castle story. One of the best place for photographer and family travel.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually got to go inside and even though it was crowded I enjoyed the museum inside. The view on top was fabulous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This old castle located in Osaka town. To entering the castle we have to pay the ticket 600 yen per person. Now the castle is already renovated become museum. at the 8th floor we can see Osaka from above. It is worth to visit castle while in Osaka

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Osaka is famous for it's food and for it's nightlife but when it comes to strongly recommend to visit that beautiful castle in the centre of the city in the middle of a wonderful park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must go there if we at osaka, but walking distance quite far, especially if with kids, but overall is good and have a must .....

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the coolest spots in Osaka. It is renovated inside, they have also shop with gifts and on the top there is cool view over town.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inside is a renovated space, felt more like a museum than a 'castle'. The top level allows 360 view, although not the best, it was worth it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fascinating venue to visit for one who is keen on Japanese ancient history. You have to at least know who is Nobunaga to find the place interesting. As one who reads history and Japanese manga, I cannot help to visit every corner with high interest. But these were all diminished by the yawns I noticed from the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic teaching but not for a tourist looking for authentic historic experiences. This experience felt more like those that when you go on grade school field trips to learn about your cultures history. Definitely some interesting items housed within but overall just an okay experience. The park outside the castle is amazing though.

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