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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6941-3044
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read reviews exrolling the supposed virtues of this castle. My opinion is the exact opposite. The only part that I found impressive were the massive walls which were built in the 17th century using no mortar.

Thank Ted N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area surrounding the castle and the fortress around it were beyond gorgeous. The castle as it stands today is a replica, as the original was pillaged many years ago. Inside the castle is a very modern museum. So unless you like museums, don't go...More

Thank Westomopresto
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am reading James Clavel's novel "Shogun" for the second time. If you are visiting Osaka Castle it will give you a true feel for it and surrounding political history. The novel is fiction as far as characters but the book follows actual history of...More

Thank LenM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful castle, it has a good view of the city from its eighth floor. The cover charge is not too expensive, but if it's too crowded I would recommend entering the castle it self on a different occasion, it's a bit small and...More

Thank Lilith A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy sightseeing. This is the place for you. Walking up the hill to the castle is magnificent and the view of the castle is incredible. For people who don't like sightseeing (like my mum), this isn't for you. My mum didn't understand the...More

Thank Lis K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not my favorite but still very very good But a lot of tourists imo Try to get there early as it gets crowded during the day...and it closes by 5h00pm

Thank med b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osaka Castle is the jewel in the crown of Osaka. The gardens and moats surrounding are beautiful. The castle itself was very busy. After a long cue, the lift to the top was appreciated and views great. Plenty of people made it a touch difficult...More

Thank glenellis16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 1st castle visited while my wife and I were in Japan. To summarize, the castle with the surrounding compound including the park is a extensive place to explore. So take your time to freely walk around and enjoy the splendid view. With...More

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister enjoys reading about history so she really enjoyed our stay here. We spent half our day in the castle! It's like your usual museum with displays and explanations and such. It has a total of five(?) floors of displays. One floor has a...More

Thank 92,02,101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll through the Castle Park gardens before getting to the Castle - from the outside a great iconic look. Inside, the fit out with the historic museum telling the story of the battles over the years and the construction were great. You have the option...More

Thank Sandy C
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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