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“Beautiful in the outside, crowded on the inside”
Review of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
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US$49.00*
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Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track...
Ranked #24 of 1,275 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The outside of the building and the surrounding park are lovely. Inside the castle is a modern museum with with lots of information about the castle and Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who built it. Each of the 7 floors of the castle is successively smaller as you ascend, so avoid visiting during Chinese New year or you'll be caught in crowds of tourists like I was.

Thank eyadd2015
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I like more the garden then the castle if you go to Europe castle then it’s totally different as u’ll finish it fast

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter insisted to see the place even though it was raining on that day. Nonetheless we didn’t have much problem reaching the place via subway train. From the moment we entered the park I knew that we will have a great time in it. Walking through long paths with its lush greenery is a relaxing time in spite of the weather. We were so surprised to see crowds of people entering the castle ground by the hundreds and mostly taking photos for their memoirs. There’s also a building where you can find a number of food stalls and restaurants to replenish your energy after a long walk around the park. Clean public toilets are also available around the park for your convenience.
Osaka Museum of History is just outside of the park for another point of interest for relic lovers.
Don’t miss this amazing place if you visit Osaka!

Thank Byaheng-oldies
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The castle gives you a pretty great view from the city. But the museum inside is not that interesting or worth it, as almost everything is in Japanese. But take take an hour and a half to walk around the park, take a picture of the castle from the outside and enjoy some street food! There's plenty of vendors set up through out the park. Not much else to do in the area. About a 12 min walk from the nearest subway station.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I learned quite a lot about their history, and their files are very good with detailed explanations.

The holographic story telling of Hideyoshi's life is also nice to watch.

Thank justinea207
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