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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
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As beautiful as it is, and as grand as it is, this is a reconstruction several times over in the past 500 or so years. Last destroyed in 1945.The grounds are somewhat spoiled by the very europeanised nearby castle like shopping mall and fancy restaurant....

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This building looks beautiful and idyllic from the outside, and the park surrounding it shows already how impressive this piece of architecture is. As the castle is rebuilt, not much is left its original interior. So, unless you prefer to have a view on the...More

Thank Léon o
Reviewed 2 days ago

Osaka Castle is a very attractive place to visit in Osaka. We had a very short time to visit this place, however, we nailed it. Try to visit all the historical collection at the different floor of the castle. The city view from the top...More

Thank mridul s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The outside is beautiful, but do not pay ¥600 to go inside if you expect an authentic castle. They've completely modernized the inside (seriously looks like an hotel - see image) and there's is nothing left of the old castle. Also, the view from the...More

Thank AstroChompski
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another great day out in Japan! Finding your way to the castle from Osakajokoen (railway station) is part of the adventure as you wind your way through the gardens, past massive stone wall and over waterways. The view from the top is great. Then had...More

Thank PinkFlamingoHappines
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle was so beautiful and the view from the top was amazing for not being a massive structure! It was everything I thought and wanted Japan to be!

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Osaka Castle was AWESOME. You can go all the way to the top. The views are great of Osaka. The staff is friendly. There are shops inside. A/C on most floors. Its worth the hike to get the the Osaka Castle. Outside the Osaka...More

Thank russell9112018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pros: It’s free. It’s cool and awe-inspiring. There are a lot of photo opportunities and ice cream spots. Cons: Advertisements for expensive tours are faulty when you can just go and see it yourself. Highly recommended.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Osaka castle is in the business district of Osaka and well connected with the transport system. Good for a nice walk around as the cues to enter are quite long... There is a small shopping center right beside to find some weird souvenirs and...More

Thank Sidmannymalone
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of biggest castle that still stands in Japan that turned into historical museum. The entrance fee was quite high for me, I have no regret. So many information about Japan history in this castle, it worth to visit if you love history. There's so...More

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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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10 February 2018|
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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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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