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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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+81 6-6941-3044
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09:00 - 16:30
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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 is newly renovated and beautiful. Well to be honest it looks like any other Castle in Japan, but it is worth visiting. The best season for the visit is spring because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I hope to visit this castle in every seasons to see the different beauty of the castle. Don't forget to bring/purchase a bento lunch box, and find some corners to have lunch and see the castle. You would fall in love with it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Osaka castle is newly renovated and beautiful. Well to be honest it looks like any other Castle in Japan, but it is worth visiting. The best season for the visit is spring because park around the castle is full of cherry trees blooming.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Osaka castle is easily accessible by public transport. Once inside the park, it is a 10 minute walk to the castle. The castle building is huge and spectacular, views from the top are excellent. Don't miss it when in Osaka.

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Thank Bolleaux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved being able to get to the top for a lovely view out of the castle. Get ready for lots of steps!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in a beautiful park, parts of the 17' century castle has been recreated. Good historical exhibition in the main building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit Osaka, you got to visit this. Just keep your expectations low. One good idea is to have a look from outside without taking all the trouble climbing it. You might have a feeling that it is not worth it! It feels good to walk around the castle park on a sunny day. And the castle actually looks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the castle towards the end of our day as we had been really busy before. We were both really tired so we jumped on the small tour train which drove us around for a few dollars. The tour train was good as it was a few kms to the castle from the subway station and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got off at the Osaka Business Park Station and had to walk from there. It's quite easy to know where you're going because some people are headed to the same area. Even from there, you can already see the castle and it just made me so excited to see it much closer. It's quite a long walk to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool castle in the middle of a modern and sometimes chaotic city. Definitely worth a look, especially the many moats!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Osaka castle on our first day in the city and it was just beautiful! We wandered through the outer gardens and saw the temple, the old watch tower and a few of the minor sites around the gardens. We then headed in to see the castle and it was just stunning! The detail on the exterior... More 

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