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Osaka Castle

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, 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...more
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1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6941-3044
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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"
in 33 reviews
"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

Thats not the original buliding at all! It's a concrete reproduction that is designed to look like a historical building. The place is heavily crowded as its famous, but there is not much to see inside - a few masks and artifacts, and a modern...More

Thank Bogusz O
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Imposing and impressive recreation of Osaka castle. Well worth the visit and the museum is great too. History information was clear for western tourists.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good place for a little walk. The scenery is beautiful and it is always amazing to find such nice buildings in the middle of a big town.

Thank Hugues S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

About 20 to 30 min walk from any train station. A Long way to walk to castle entrance, so wear comfortable shoes. For best photo pic, look for a small garden on the left if you're facing the castle. Best to take elevator up to...More

1  Thank modacosta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a must visit attraction in Osaka. The castle is easy to reach since located across Morinomiya station. It has a huge and wonderful garden. The main building is the castle tower surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, stone walls and moats. The castle...More

Thank wong_clayten
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The building, stone moat walls, and surrounding gardens are pretty wonderful. The inside displays are not great, but they are decent and I really went there to see and climb the castle itself. The 7 flights can be broken up if you need to rest...More

Thank TheMintons
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just wanna say. AMAZING, WOW, WONDERFUL, NICE, GREAT. I am really-really cant speak anymore, i am so speechless, this place is so wonderful, i can view the city from the highest floor, i am so happy can see this place, as well i read,...More

Thank MelodyLaksani
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle offers an observation deck with great views. The only downfall is the deck is on the 8th floor with elevator service only reaching the 5th floor; elevator rides are only one way (your stuck taking the stairs back down). Overall, it’s time well...More

Thank ocboy91
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went today and unfortunately it was raining all day. Whilst it is a beautiful sight I didn't quite understand the hype around the castle. Also I find the 600 yen entry fee quite step for what you get. Recommend looking at the Osaka Castle...More

Thank Samanali G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really such an impressive building, and imposes itself on the surrounding grounds and buildings. Considering it's age, the building methods are truely impressive! If you're within a day trip, I would see it!

Thank Ddkdave
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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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