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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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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 period during which it was built.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed yesterday

This building is stunning to look at, well maintained and contains fantastic exhibits spread over 8 levels. The artifacts on display include items of everyday life, screens that tell of battles, replicas of Castle adornments, videos and much more. Some of the notes of explanation...More

Thank paug178
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Part of a very large park, once housed the rulers of Japan. 8 floors, 5 handicap accessible via elevators. A LOT of walking & stairs (we are 73yo and stairs are hard). Most signs in Japanese, but enough English to undertstand the exhibits. Free audio...More

Thank Pearl298
Reviewed 3 days ago

Osaka Castle is beautiful and a lot of history. Best to visit when weather is cool and get there early before the crowds, tour buses, school children, etc. arrive which make the outdoor venue less than serene and walkable. Tour groups were loud and noisy...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the historical place in Osaka is the Osaka castle. There is an entrance fee and you have to wait for a long line to access the elevator. If you are fit enough you can use the stairs and walk 8 floors, we did...More

Thank AngelnetworkDubai
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was really excited to go see the castle but was a bit disappointed. The outside is beautiful and the grounds are a great place for a walk, photos and some lunch. However, we paid to go inside the castle and while the view from...More

2  Thank Regina T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Osaka castle is a must place to go when in Osaka. It is the most popular site which means it is very crowded. Be prepared to walk a long way to get to the castle and then there is seven floors to climb inside. But...More

1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a museum in the castle and you have to buy ticket, 500 yen for entry. You can take the lift up to the upstairs and just walk a few floors to see the city view from top of the castle... please note that...More

Thank TernCk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We started walking each floor up till we got to the top floor where people take pictures. If u end up staying in line for the elevator you may end up waiting up to an hour and 15 min. We were comfortable walking up the...More

Thank Paris M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the castle and the surrounding park in the morning. Very impressive and gives an atmosphere. It was our first day in Japan and gave us an appetite for the whole trip.

Thank meniku
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The journey up to the top floor was tiring because I didn't want to queue to take the lift. The views and beauty of the castle blew me away. It was totally worth the 8 floors of climbing. I enjoyed watching and reading the English...More

Thank Sarah O
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Sam W
Hi I would like to know how much were photo op where you dress up as a samurai? Thanks.
4 May 2017|
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Response from kings_20147 | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of shops you can rent kimonos and they were 20-30 US dollars not sure I saw any samurai rentals but I'm sure they are around.
Jason V
Hi guys, just want to know is the Osaka Castle Park open 24 hour?
7 April 2017|
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Response from jamie e | Reviewed this property |
Castle opens and closes as stated 9-5, i think your find the grounds outside the moat are open 24 hours? main reason being they have venues nearby. The grounds inside the moat are locked down.
Richard M
How can I get to the Castle from a hotel near Universal Studios Japan
20 March 2017|
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Response from EugeneTheGreat | Reviewed this property |
There is a rail website called hyperdia you could try. Key in the time and to/from stations and it will give you the routes/trains to take. The app JapanRail is also similar and very helpful. It even tells you exactly which... More