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Osaka Castle

Closes in 11 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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All reviews top floor japanese history toyotomi hideyoshi modern museum flights of stairs main tower surrounding park walk up worth a visit observation deck cherry blossoms entrance fee nice view souvenir shop nice park train station take photos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Close to public transportation, beautiful views.full of history, but little bit crowded. make sure you get a rain coat on rainy season.beautiful place to spend half a day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank afuntravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit to Japan coincided with the Christmas/New Year period which is the week of the year when most of Japan shuts down. It makes visiting attractions difficult as a lot of them are closed. Fortunately for us, Osaka Castle was open the day we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got a day pass to visit a few attractions, the castle is one of them. Busy as expected and a bit of a trek to get up but good walk and some good sights. It’s good looking down from the hill seeing how the old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thereviewertc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once you need this castle. 😀 If you have time,you should walk another side behind that there are not many tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank aunjourney
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle inside is not so much worth seeing. Of course, you must go inside once you are there, but the real valus is undoubtedly the external view and the park itself. Please visit it particularly when the weather is good. It is very beautiful....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 957christianb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to visit for good castle background for your Japan experience. Be prepared to walk and bring a brolie or raincoat in case it rains.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AmeerhtT
Reviewed 1 week ago

To those who loves history, this place could bring you through the Japan history. I especially love historical story so i enjoyed it so so much. Recommended to start from top bottom. The view from above is spectacular! :)

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Cassandra U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle and its surroundings are definetly worth a visit. Inside you can learn a lot about Japanese history and culture, whereas outside you can observe the natural beauty around you. I suggest going up to the last floor in order to see the incredible...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LadySofy3
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many castles in Japan but if you want to see one, this is one of the easiest to get to by train as it is in the heart of Osaka. Probably more impressive on the outside than the inside. Many things around the castle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RoyT797
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time in Osaka and this castle had been flagged up as a must! it is a great experience and you need to be able to walk as there are lots of stairs at every stage of the trip. From the local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 December 2018|
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Response from lonngren91 |
Yes, the 600 yen covers everything. The Osaka pass is a pass that gets you into the main tourist attractions in Osaka for a lot cheaper than if you were to pay at each one of them separately. Worth getting if you're... More
20 December 2018|
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Response from pia_worldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
Admission fee is 600 yen (about us$5). You can buy them at the main entrance.
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