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Osaka Castle

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Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6941-3044
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Once the largest castle in Japan when originally built in the 1580s, this...

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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Osaka Castle, nice experience was had here while visiting Osaka

I visited Osaka castle while in Osaka for 1 day. I took the subway from the bullet train station in Osaka and it wasn't too difficult to get to. It was a very busy day as it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Osaka castle while in Osaka for 1 day. I took the subway from the bullet train station in Osaka and it wasn't too difficult to get to. It was a very busy day as it was Golden Week when I visited. There are lots of stairs to take once in the castle. The grounds were very nice with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exterior is nice but the interior has an institutional feel compared to Himeji. Did enjoy the expansive views but far from the nearest train station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here one afternoon & it was soo peaceful & calm even with all the other people around. It's very easy to find & the walk there is just as beautiful as the castle it's self! Will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty impressive landmark, and you would be flat out finding a tourist poster of Osaka that didn't contain the familiar image of the castle. Paid to go inside and wasn't disappointed. Views from the top were worth the price of admission (kids under 16 free). As per other posts, started at the top and worked our way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice castle. Surrounded by a nice wall which is also surrounded by a small river. Came here on a super hot day, so the fact that they sold ice cream everywhere was wonderful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Is a beautiful castle with great gardens surrounding it. A must for anyone interested in history and Architecture. Visiting during sunset was great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a treat. An enormous complex that was extremely educational. Take you time and go through the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Osaka doesn't have a great number of old buildings (largely due to a minor skirmish around the middle of last century) but the castle seems to be one of them. It's a beautiful location and the architecture is incredibly interesting. I would strongly recommend a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The park surrounding the castle was nice. The castle grounds with its high walls and moot looked impressive. However was disappointed with the street stalls that were set up just outside the castle. Surely the castle deserves more respect that this. The castle was a rebuilt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Osaka Castle is a long climb up, but it's a good place to start if you're a tourist who wants to know more about the history behind the area. Originally created by the Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, inside you will find tons of historical panoramas and set pieces to help you feel like you were transported back into the Warring... More 

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