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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (193 reviews)
“japanese history” (131 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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"top floor"
in 193 reviews
"japanese history"
in 131 reviews
"toyotomi hideyoshi"
in 40 reviews
"modern museum"
in 54 reviews
"main tower"
in 34 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 33 reviews
"surrounding park"
in 49 reviews
"walk up"
in 46 reviews
"observation deck"
in 78 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 91 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 60 reviews
"nice view"
in 69 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 38 reviews
"train station"
in 57 reviews
"take photos"
in 36 reviews
"long queue"
in 33 reviews
"food stalls"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You get a feeling for the significance of this place by the extent of the precinct gardens and the massive moat surrounding it. The original castle was built nearly 500 years ago, today’s version is a precise replica. We took the elevator to the top...More

Thank PANTHER029
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The moats around the castle are impressive as are the height of the walls. You can walk the 6 flights of stairs to the top lookout or use the lift The exhibits and the story of the Castle and the times is well worth it.

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful facade and grounds. Nice displays of its history and it’s 8 stories high. You can wait in line for the elevator or take the stairs. We chose the stairs and it takes you to museum displays on that level until you reach the top....More

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn’t go inside but the whole area and park was enough for me, the area was nice and clean with plenty of stuff to see, It was lovely 😊

Thank Hannah_Alexis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle stands proudly and boldly in the city with gardens and moats surrounding, yet it is easy to get to. It is hard to take a bad picture here, and free access to the door for everyone. Take the time to walk around the...More

Thank Henwood1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle gives you a brief history of Osaka, very informative, and nice displays and well preserved artifacts. The elevator was crowded so we took the stairs all the way to the top. But you won’t get disappointed. The view was spectacular!

Thank Photographer1990
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this castle is more interesting from outside than inside. Inside there is just a museum. The view from the 8th floor was nice. Very crowded.

Thank Hanhiemo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made this our first stop of the day, so we didn't have to wait in the really long line that formed as the morning went on. The price wasn't bad, it was about 600 yen to get in. It's recommended that you go all...More

Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited several Japanese castles on our trip across the island. All are beautiful, some are bigger, some are smaller, some are tiny. Most are very crowded with tourists and school children (all very well behaved). Favorites include: Matsuyama, Matsumoto, Osaka Castle, and a tiny...More

Thank 20-20_Travels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at a hotel with views over the castle from our room. We were lucky enough to be there during the flowering of the cherry trees and people were out having picnics with friends and family. The atmosphere was so lovely in the park....More

Thank Michelle M
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Maria Eloisa G
10 February 2018|
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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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yanjinlkham e
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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ElleHansel87
1 September 2017|
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Response from nickb298 | Reviewed this property |
think it's about 16:00 hrs.
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