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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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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We enjoyed both the castle and the people at the castle. There was very friendly japanese man with five or four chihuahuas was at the garden. The castle itself is also interesting if you like history and can imagine yourselves living at the different places...More

Thank MindyTampere
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

It was a cultural experience to visit this attraction! Osaka Castle is high up on a hill & you need to walk about 20 minutes of steps & walkways! Once inside, it's very modern & each floor depicts life as it was during they era!...More

Thank SYunique
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

There's only a handful of popular attractions in Osaka city. I'd say that Osaka Castle tops the list. This is a 7-8 story castle and each floor has a good bit of history on the castle, the wars that involve it, and the famed characters...More

Thank Tunaidi
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I love how well maintained the garden is. You could c people having beautiful evening walk. A beautiful place to be during evening. The castle would impress anyone who is interested in history. But otherwise nothing much inside the castle.

Thank RajeevDaniel
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I finally got to visit this castle after seeing it in pictures for so long. It is such a beautiful and historic castle. The exhibition (in Japanese and English) was very informative and visitors were able to learn about the history of the castle and...More

Thank Black C
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Not the greatest thing I visited during my trip, but definitely beautiful. The walk up (the hill and the stairs) was incredibly tiring, though, so make sure you're wearing proper gear. Also, the museum inside the castle would probably be a lot more interesting if...More

Thank Lea G
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We`reached Osaka early and since hotel checkin at 3pm (unlike in Malaysia or in amsterdam or many other countries we have been) in Japan, if there is room available, they still wont give it to you unless you PAY!!) before you do anytjign else, head...More

Thank LeithW
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Walked around the large park and be supprised by the huge rocks the used as barriers. Also went into the castle which is a real museum. The only moment you feel like you're in a castle is on the top floor. You'll have a great...More

Thank KavdH
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Not so much to see inside the castle but I highly recommend walking around the grounds and parkland. There are many interesting sights and they are all free.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

the osaka castle is something you cannot miss if you ever visit Japan. the view from the top of osaka city is breathtaking and the castle park is lovely too. you may need to put on a pair of good walking shoes though as it...More

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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
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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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