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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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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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Very beautiful place to visit!

Osaka Castle is so beautiful as is the parklands surrounding it. You can walk around the Castle grounds for free, but if you'd like to enter the actual Castle to see the view from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
Anthony J
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Osaka Castle is so beautiful as is the parklands surrounding it. You can walk around the Castle grounds for free, but if you'd like to enter the actual Castle to see the view from the top then you need to buy tickets outside. (I believe it costs around $12AUD).

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The outside and the park are beautiful but go to another castle if you want to see the inside and save yourself the fee. The inside has been heavily remodelled.

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Was great from the outside but expected a castle inside to be disappointed with a modern museum. Great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Spectacular looking from outside. Inside it's crowded and the only true view is at the 8th floor. They could have made things a little more visual, and not in a digital way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Nice park to walk around before the main castle building. Very nice place for photography. Here you'll learn about the history of the castle from long ago. Besides the park around the castle, there're few more museums in the vicinity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Osaka Castle and its surrounding park is breathtaking. The history of the castle is very interesting and i suggest reading the information within.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Spent half a day here in early April, was quite busy but not overcrowded. We went inside the castle but I have to admit I got bored, I find history interesting up to a certain point but every floor seemed to be the same. The interior is not what you expect judging by how impressive the outside looks, it felt... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

It is a castle shaped museum and not a great museum at that. Worth seeing from the outside, not worth going in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

amazing and beautiful place to be seen. The transportation to be here is very easy and well. Good to be walking in this area in autumn weather. Maybe it'll be a quite difficult for old adult (just like my mom i thought hehe) because the way is lil bite uphill. But when you reached in the top the view just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Visited osaka castle on the sunny and humid day entrance to the castle is very beautiful surrounded by park and small housing area part of the castle though castle totally renovated (may be felt as from india where castle are totally different from here) Good information of history giving by video, visuals, painting and written informatons with paintings and some... More 

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