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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...more
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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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"
in 33 reviews
"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"observation deck"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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"souvenir shop"
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"train station"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed today

I did it again! I was able to visit a castle not in Europe but in Japan. Well it may not be the Imperial Palace of Emperor Akihito but at least I got to tour the inside of an actual Japanese Castle. Like all palaces...More

Thank 995valeryv
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Reviewed yesterday

Osaka Castle is a Japanese Castle and is located in the Chuo-ku ward in Osaka, Japan. This castle sits in the middle of a large (15 acre) complex behind a massive stone wall. The walls sit behind a large circular moat. It is free to...More

Thank rockyjoe
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This castle is only a 25 min train ride from Osaka. Disappointed we missed the blossom season but pleasantly relieved that the greenery surrounding the castle was picturesque. We didn’t pay to enter the castle but happy to walk around the grounds and take plenty...More

Thank lgal87
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You need to come to this castle and the surrounding park during the Sakura season and make it a half day or full day out with picnic and snacks. At the castle you need to queue to go to the 8th floor to have a...More

Thank benbecks23
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited during the cherry blossom week and there was a huge crowd. From whichever station you get off, there is considerable walking to the castle tower entrance. The cherry blossom does make the walk a pleasant experience in spite of the crowd. We got...More

Thank c2chen
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice external, interior is a museum for those who like it. Won’t come again but it’s a nice place for first timers.

Thank julesng07
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plenty of walking. The castle consist of 3 parts - outer park, middle ring and the castle tower. The inside has been completely modernized housing artefacts and retelling the story of how the castle was built. Informative historical account. The top of the castle provides...More

Thank OccasionalTravelBug
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Construction of Osaka castle was started in 1583. It was burned down or struck by lightning several times till it was restored in 1931 after remaining in ruins for 266 years. In 1995 the main tower was restored to its former splendor. The castle walls...More

Thank roboesGistel
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must visit place once you step in Osaka. Beautiful Castle and good view on top. Display Of their history and culture at level 2,3,4 . Worth to visit.

Thank Meiyin T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located within the city of Osaka, it is easy to get to. At least 2 subway lines serve this area. While the park is big, the castle itself is not as big as one would have expected. Was very crowded when we were there. Every...More

Thank streifen
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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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ElleHansel87
1 September 2017|
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Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
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