• Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle
  • Osakajo Castle

Osakajo Castle

History Beautiful Scenery Art & Architecture

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

Osaka Castle or Osaka-jo was built by the military commander Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Although it is located in the middle of the city, the gates and stone walls remain well-preserved and the vast grounds have become a park. The Nishinomaru Garden is a famous cherry blossom spot. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery in every season. One of the features of Osaka Castle is that huge stones are used everywhere in the castle walls. As with many other castles in Japan, the inside of the main castle tower serves as a history museum. You can also enjoy a great view of Osaka from the top of the castle.

Photograph provided by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Information

〒5400002
1-1 Osakajyo, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
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06-6941-3044
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:00~16:30
JPY600 / Adult

Under 15yrs: Free
Set discounts with other attractions available.
Check the official website for details.

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Official Site
Recommended Season
March・April・May・July・August・October・November

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Reviews

jun

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-02-06

Osaka castle is very beautiful. I was impressed by its size and really liked how this castle/park was surrounded by water. As soon as you enter the park, you will feel like you came to ancient Japan because there are many Japanese people dressed up in traditional Japanese outfits. There were also many cultural activities held inside the park. I didn’t participate in any, but watching many Japanese participating in those activities looked interesting. The reason why I’m only giving 4 stars is because the inside of the castle building wasn’t very impressive. Inside of the castle was like Japanese historic museum. As a tourist who do not know much about Japanese history, it wasn’t entertaining. Since the castle is pretty tall, you can get a pretty nice view of the city from the highest floor of the castle. But overall, I don’t think it’s worth the ticket price to go inside the castle. Especially if you don’t know Japanese history. However, I really recommend visiting Osaka Castle. The castle is beautiful and the park is great place to spend time.

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