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Osaka Castle

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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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As featured in 3 Days in Osaka
1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday

This Castle was so Grand and such a great thing to see up close. This was a amazing walk from the station, through the park and up the steps to the castle. Don't be terrified with the walk you won't even feel it as the...More

Thank Marc Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Castle is a site to see from the outside only, Otherwise don’t waist your time, Ultimate Tourist Trap. The inside is all new and modern, With a elevator. It’s like visiting a office inside, It’s not rebuilt to be like it was in the...More

Thank battleninja
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This may be Osaka’s most important historical building, burned and reconstructed, the site of many important battles in the complicated and bloody old history of Japan, The beauty and historical value makes it a must when visiting Osaka.

Thank salomon v
Reviewed yesterday

Such an impressive facility. Large open areas to walk around and a building on the site dedicated to food and shops. The castle itself was quite large and had 8 floors. We walked up the entire 8 floors as the lines for the elevators was...More

Thank jfurukaw
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hit this at the best time of the year. All the cherry trees were in full bloom, the weather was wonderful and it was a beautiful sight. Very busy, though. Loads of people about. Be patient.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you think of castles you think ok. It’s a castle... but this is a wonder to see. As you arrive at the first moat you really see how epically large it is. And through the gates you find yourself inside the second layer, and...More

Thank Mish'al S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Because it is winter dont forget to wear your sweaters. Some of peach and pear's flowers start to blooms. It is beautifull and fragrant.

Thank aihaibara27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to get history of Osaka. If you go, you can get free guide electronic which I recommend. 8 floors

Thank TravelerPM2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whatever you are a fan of castle or not, you’d like Osaka castle because it’s huge and with a garden. You don’t have to go inside the castle but enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Wander751162
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely beautiful and well restored castle. There is a train to bring you up and i highly recommend if you have elderly young kids or don't want to be spending 15-20 mins trekking up. We enter for free because we bought the Osaka amazing pass....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
Maria Eloisa G
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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