Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets. Take the elevator up to the observation deck on the castle’s eighth floor, or wander the garden between the complex’s many structures, stopping in the tea house for a snack. The castle, originally intended to help with the unification of Japan, was captured and changed hands over a dozen times. Visit the museum within to learn more about the castle’s history. Before you head to Osaka, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Osaka route planner , to make sure you see all that Osaka has to offer, including Osaka Castle.
Tours to Osaka Castle
Osaka 1-Day Walking Tour : Osaka castle, Aerial Garden Observatory, River Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $141
Duration: 6 hours
Osaka Afternoon Walking Tour : Osaka Castle and Osaka River Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Osaka Castle Reviews
Construcción típica de los castillos medievales japonese y, como casi siempre, reconstruido diferentes veces durante su historia, pero siempre conservando la autenticidad del original. Muy bonito por ... more »Typical construction of the medieval Japanese castles and, as almost always, rebuilt different times during its history, but always retaining the authenticity of the original. Very nice on the outside, with a good viewpoint and a museum inside with many real and historical objects. It is also worth walking in the park where it is located.
We did enjoy the adventure using the JR train line to get to the Osaka Castle. It was prettier on the outside rather than inside, the view from the top was alright. Unless you know the history of the ... more »
Osaka Castle, Japan is Beautiful place to visit. It is located in the center Osaka city. Very historic place to visit and the castle is covered with water from its three sides and full greenery and pleasant view and its entry was 600 yen when I visited it in August, 2018. It is recommended for all tourists who visit Osaka must go to Osaka Castle, its main attraction in the Osaka City. It is also recommended to go to top floor of Osaka castle from where beautiful view can be seen of Osaka City. It is historic place and also it is cover with green park where beautiful pictures can be captured and some of pictures which I captured there are placed here with this review. Osaka Castle is not only famous is Osaka but it is also famous landmark of Japan and it is also considered as historic place of Japan. Osaka Castle’s background and its history is available inside the informative museum which is present inside the different floors of Osaka Castle. Its strong structure which is seen in the pictures is the reason for its maintained shape from last 400 years. But currently Osaka Castle Tower is renovated as modern features inside the castle and also modern elevator is installed inside the tower.
Nice view from the top. Beautiful building, but not sure it is worth going up unless you are into the history aspect. A ticket cost ¥600 for an adult. While inside they offer a photo opportunity with traditional male and female costumes for ¥500. Overall a nice way to experience Japanese history.
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