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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 2 days ago via mobile

A must do in Osaka. The park outside is great. After crossing the bridge, we climbed the hill. The castle itself is very nice. We learned a lot about japanese history

Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Osaka Castle was high on our list of places to visit during our trip to Osaka. The shops between the train station and the Castle Park were very convenient. The walk to the castle built up our anticipation culminated when we finally reached to top...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a picturesque castle. The ancient wooden construction without using any nails in the old days. You will need a good walking shoes and climb up and down on hundred of steps.

Thank U5860CPgeorgeh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Osaka Castle is beautiful to behold especially amongst the autumn foliage. We took a lift to level 5 where we climbed the steps to top level 8 to view the city from the top of the castle. Thereafter we descended via the steps and viewed...More

Thank 285lawk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Osaka castle park was nice during autumn. Lots to enjoy and air was fresh. Castle was ok. Lots of steps but offer a great view of the city. The little one had more fun at the park than in the castle.

Thank ShaneL1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

what a lovely place. we walked around the area, but did not end up going up to the top of the shrine. once because the day was very hot and the queue was extremely long. this was unfortunate but we had visited a number of...More

1  Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Osaka Castle was absolutely gorgeous with all the gold trimmings on the outside. Spent a few hours at this sight. Very interesting history accompanies Osaka Castle. Parkland on site beautiful also. Great souvenir shop inside. Kimono photo shoots available inside also. Large building in park...More

Thank Janelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Osaka proper, it's about a 15 minute taxi ride. The drop off area is quite a walk from the Osaka Castle proper but you get to see a lot of stalls along the way offering stuff from street food to small trinkets. Take the...More

Thank Spudwhip
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Osaka castle but did not go inside. there is a fee to enter. From outside it looks very nice.

Thank Azreena R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle itself is a beautiful reconstruction project, that has fantastic views from the top deck. However the museum itself is fairly average, with nothing particularly outstanding that justifies it as a must see. That being said the entrance fee is reasonable enough that either...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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