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Review of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
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Osaka Afternoon Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise
Ranked #6 of 886 things to do in Osaka
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Taipei
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“must visit”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

great preservation of this historical structure. in it, lots of displays and info for u to learn about this building's past.

amazing view of the city on top floor.

u didn't visit osaka if u don't visit osaka castle.

Visited July 2011
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Castle in Osaka”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Amazing old castle with a great little museum inside full of information and relics. Great to go to the top of the castle and see the views of Osaka. Gardens surrounding the castle were lovely also.

Cheap outing and full of history!

Visited February 2012
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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cool but not cool”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Before I talked about the Osaka Castle, I need to talk about the garden outside of the Castle. Don't pay to go in. There were nothing there to see and you have to pay!!! Stupid!!

The Osaka Castle is pretty cool from the outside. I thought it was same as Nijo Castle which the inside was also historic. But, when I went in, I was disappointed. The inside of the Castle was completely modernized. It is actually a modern museum that talks about the feudal period of Japan. Don't get me wrong. The museum was really cool too but I was not expecting that!

If you are going there, make sure you get the audio guide device. It is free. I think you can get it at the first and third floor.

Visited January 2012
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Piraeus, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A taste of japanese culture.”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Osaka-jo is located not far from the centre of the city and it is surrounded by a wonderful park.The castle is a very nice museum where you can discover a lot of things about japanese history!

Visited June 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“don't waste your time here”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

it is a rebuild. all concrete construction inside. a piece of crap!

Visited January 2012
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