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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (201 reviews)
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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"top floor"
in 201 reviews
"japanese history"
in 139 reviews
"toyotomi hideyoshi"
in 45 reviews
"modern museum"
in 54 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 39 reviews
"main tower"
in 36 reviews
"surrounding park"
in 51 reviews
"walk up"
in 53 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 117 reviews
"observation deck"
in 83 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 94 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 63 reviews
"nice view"
in 71 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 39 reviews
"train station"
in 62 reviews
"take photos"
in 36 reviews
"long queue"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth buying a ticket to see inside even if only to burn teenage energy to walk up to top and down. View at top is spectacular and some great pieces inside.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This castle is worth a visit, and it won’t take long. We arrived too late to pay to get in, but the surrounding park is public and worth a stroll. The castle is lit up at night and looks fantastic.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle looks new and is new, recently rebuilt. If you have seen castles in other Japanese cities, you can skip it, since they are all very similar. But if you haven't, then it;s worth a look.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A good experience. Not too many people. Seven floors to see different history. Rather to steps if you can. Queues for lifts very long.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to head to Osaka Castle on a rainy afternoon. The Castle looks great and the observation deck up the top provides a 360 degree view of Osaka. The museum however is a lot more modern and doesn't provide much insight into the living...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in the morning. It was raining, but it did not prevent us to enjoy the Castle and to take nice pictures. We were among the 1st visitors. We went to the observatory deck first and then we took our time to read...More

Thank krish509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I stayed the hotel closeby, walked around first day, found shops and restaurants, castle was nice to visit, it's near the JR rail station. Weekend might be some events, it will be crowded but still worth to go.

Thank PY888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s an amazing place with tons of history, great views from the rooftop and great sculptures. However the entrance can be omitted and nothing would be lost. Only the castle is worthwhile for the price, the other two attractions are worthless... Too hot in summer...More

Thank San L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your staying in Kyoto then I would thoroughly recommend doing a day trip to OSAKA and this should be at the top of your list for the following reasons: 1/ it's the most beautiful castle which we visited in Japan. (I am going to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took subway and along the walkway to the Castle, enjoy every moments. Beautiful view, fresh air and simply just nice If you are an avid runner , this is one of the nice park to go and jog around. I think best time would...More

Thank Charles S
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Zehra90
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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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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