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Osaka Castle

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Osaka
1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the castle which has great views from the top floor and excellent exhibits highlighting the history of the first shogun era. The English signage is good. I feel that this visit grounded us for understanding not only the history but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CCooneyB
Reviewed yesterday

It is a wonderful place to visit in Osaka, me and my friend visited this place after we heard a lot about it, it was a wonderful experience, if you visit Osaka don't ever miss it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flona98
Reviewed 4 days ago

This castle is very well preserved, beautiful, very worth the visit, it has a lot of interesting information, it has 8 level and each level is full of history facts and artifacts from different history eras.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank georgecT1572SF
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to see Osaka Castle after seeing it countless times on movies. Well it’s better the movies and the museum inside the castle is worth the 600yen. The grounds are well looked after and immaculate. Loved this place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 392granth
Reviewed 5 days ago

Osaka castle is full of great things to see and the climb up to the top (8 flights of stairs) is well worth it. On each level there is lots to look at so take your time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holidaygrammy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This castle looks spectacular and has a lot of very interesting information about the history of the castles and famous battles over time.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank F1417QGsteveb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle lording over the city is definitely one of the things you must see while visiting Osaka. The grounds around the castle are resplendent with apricot and cherry trees in bloom in the spring and the castle itself is a very interesting museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank O456XCjohnr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a huge park and definitely a good time to walk. There are souvenir shops ,restos and street food 🥘 around . It’s incomplete if you won’t try to visit this place .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Malu30
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get the best shot with sakura in Osaka castle! I was spending 1 month in Japan to find the best spot to take picture with dreamy sakura. I have to say due to Osaka castle have long history of planting sakura so the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank artemismoon0421
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk about 30 mins from my hotel to the castle. The view was fabulous. Good walk around the park to see some cherry blossoms. Some stalls were set up selling takoyaki and other food stuff so you can have some quite bites there. An...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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24 January 2019|
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Response from IsaiahK44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can access the castle grounds free of charge. That's what I did! But you need to pay for admission into the castle, which might be worth it for the panoramic views.
21 January 2019|
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Response from coldplaybunny | Reviewed this property |
I have visited the Castle several times and always closes at 5pm so, if you arrive at 4pm you would have enough time. It opens at 9am.