Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle, Chuo: Hours, Address, Osaka Castle Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Castles
09:00 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Sunday
09:00 - 16:30
About
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.
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More than 3 hours
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines100 contributions
Beautiful castle
Oct 2020 • Couples
I really enjoyed my travel here in Osaka castle it’s so beautiful we go up and was able to see different era of Japan it’s a very good place if you love history ancient Japanese and if you love walking you will love this place
Written 1 September 2021
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sheilasicilia
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
Beautiful castle
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful castle, there’s a bench in the front yard also vending machine. Gonna back there again and come in side the castle
Written 30 August 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy292 contributions
Not the original one, but amazing!
Mar 2021
For those who are unfamiliar, Japanese castles are often reconstructions of the original ones, which often got lost in bombings, fires and earthquakes. The Osaka Castle nowadays is a bit too much touristic, but still has its charm. As a romantic girl I love to imagine an handsome samurai looking at me and smiling while strolling among the gardens!
Written 25 June 2021
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Russell C
Geelong, Australia106 contributions
A very beautiful place.
May 2021 • Solo
Beautiful castle and surroundings. I was not able to enter the castle tower due to covid restrictions but enjoyed the variety of things to do and see within the castle walls and in the gardens.
Written 31 May 2021
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mistermark8
Seoul, South Korea85 contributions
beautiful castle in the middle of the city.!
Mar 2020
Words can not describe the awe fo this place. You can either walk or take a guided tram to the castle.

They have a lot of picturesque areas that my phone album was full. At the base of the castle courtyard they have food and beverage stands for visitors. I enjoyed a sakura champagne with friends as it was cherry blossom season. Beautiful place and must recommend!
Written 21 February 2021
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Jyoti2201
Koto, Japan83 contributions
Good place
Nov 2020 • Friends
Good place to visit . Park is well maintained and they have many activities also . Castle is really big and everything is explained very nicely. Good to have an english audio tour for better understanding .
Written 27 November 2020
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Eric Kennedy
4 contributions
Quick visit to Osaka Castle
Feb 2020
As we were about to leave Osaka, I hopped in a cab and did a quick trip to Osaka Castle. Really awe-inspiring sight. I climbed all the stairs and had a look around the interior and was impressed with the history and story-telling in the castle. Once on the top level I took in the views of Osaka. I had a really good, quick experience. If you want to hit a castle in Japan and have limited time, I highly recommend this one.
Written 27 September 2020
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The GeesTravel
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
impressive Castle Seen from A Far
Jan 2020
Stunning view of the castle that can be seen from a far!
The castle is surrounded by lake or mout, which is quite impressive and traditional use by old ancient empire.
There is an entrance fee to get inside the castle., which we opted out.
For us walking along the park is great enough experience.
Written 2 September 2020
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Minh Duc
6 contributions
Great!
Nov 2019
The landmark in the Autumn is so great! Red and yellow leaves are everywhere. Clean atmosphere. Hope to have chances to comeback again!
Written 28 August 2020
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Ed H
Ontario, CA115 contributions
The castle is grand from the outside.
Nov 2019
I was expecting to see the grand hall where the emperor is seated and thousands of soldiers are seated on the floor. I was very disappointed. It's only $5 or $6 to go in to see pictures and videos of the old, floor after floor. You don't get to see the grand hall because it is walled off or closed to traffic.
Written 16 August 2020
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