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“Splendid beauty”
Review of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
Ranked #26 of 1,309 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 20 February 2018

This one of those Must See items when in Osaka. The grounds are loaded with various structures beside the castle. A fair amount of walking but definitely worth it. The castle and grounds have food and rest areas and a wonderful photo booth set up so everyone can dress as a samurai for that great photo.

Thank MikeyBoy1951
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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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"flights of stairs"
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"main tower"
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"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"worth a visit"
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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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"train station"
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Surprised to find this large complex in the middle of such an urban city such as Osaka. The history was interesting and the grounds would be beautiful in the spring or summer when the plum trees are in bloom. One of the must sees when in Osaka.

Thank f00d1e
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Its a newly build castle which is just fine. Really nothing special. Maybe the veiw on the top. There are only some paintings inside. I think if you are in osaka it may worth visiting.

Thank Milad H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the castle. Its good to walk and look at the rivers around, and walk the bridges towards the castle.

Thank Sindre F
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We used the subway to get to Osaka Castle. When you exit the station, there is a large sign with directions to the castle. I noticed many people read the map wrong, and crossed the street to the right. That is not the right way. Follow the arrow that is on the sign (It points left).
The castle itself was beautiful, and it was nice to stroll around the area. We didn't go inside as I know from experience, the inside is not nearly as spectacular.
I still recommend you stop by to marvel at it's beauty.

Thank Annafjordan
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