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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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"top floor"
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"japanese history"
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"toyotomi hideyoshi"
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"modern museum"
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"main tower"
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"flights of stairs"
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"surrounding park"
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"walk up"
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"observation deck"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice view"
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"souvenir shop"
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"train station"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a really poor museum, very little English translation and poorly laid out, it seems really to only have one thing to talk about and it drags this over 6 floors or something. Don't bother unless you get free entry.

Thank Billy W
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the must see sights of Osaka. A must see for anyone interested in Japanese history and culture. It is worth going up to the top to see the view and see some of the artifacts inside.

Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see and convenient mostly by walking, but just a bit strenuous if you have disabilities. There is a lot of stairs to climb, even with the “up” only elevator.

Thank Rani B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With all the temples, castles and palaces that have history, why visit a plastic looking 1930 copy. It has a museum inside which I didn’t visit so cannot comment. If you have some spare time like me, walk around the grounds and park but don’t...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decent walk through the park to actually reach the castle grounds. The castle interior has actually been re-modeled into a museum with some interesting history (if you’re into that kind of thing). Top floor provides a panoramic view of the city/park. You have two options,...More

Thank klohbear
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sadly this is a complete rebuild due to fires and bombing during WWII but none the less it is an impressive recreation of an ancient Japanese Castle. We walked up the flights of stairs so we could look at the museum displays on each floor...More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great view of Osaka from the top of this castle, accessible by lift and small additional staircase. Visited quite late on a Wednesday afternoon, maybe 3.30/4pm, and no queues at this time. The historical exhibitions inside about the life of Hideyoshi Toyotomi (I kept the...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I come to Osaka Castle every time When I visit Osaka. The place let you feel how impressive of the Dynasty. Also, theirs has a big garden with Japanese Sakura in April every year. They will make a special edition Sakura beer (taste pale).

Thank YICK I
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Castle is a no brainer to visit. So much Japan history is available for you to view and share. You could spend a whole day and it would be worth it. The construction, the surrounds and of course the castle. Enjoy

Thank tsaes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A walk through the garden with many trees including Cherry blossoming in April, Shrine, Restaurant, Food stall and eventually the Castle is the good experience. We didn't go inside as we read that it displays about history stuffs which may not interest our young children,...More

Thank paul1575
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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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