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
$445 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
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Osaka Castle reviews
Good place to visit . Park is well maintained and they have many activities also . Castle is really big and everything is explained very nicely. Good to have an english audio tour for better... more »
As we were about to leave Osaka, I hopped in a cab and did a quick trip to Osaka Castle. Really awe-inspiring sight. I climbed all the stairs and had a look around the interior and was impressed... more »
In case you're like me just here to take photos and not planning to go into the castle. A must take photo spot is at this pond area. Its a perfect distance from the castle and the pond reflecting the castle gives a very nice photo. You can find it after when you cross the moat into the castle, passed the well wall, to your left is a toilet and further left is the pond area. I think this is the best spot for photo taking at the castle! Enjoy!
To go to the Castle, you will walk through a hundred years old garden. Seeing the old trees here you feel something very good, very sacred of the past. Around the castle is a bit empty, but the castle itself looks very different from the ones in China or Vietnam. It is in white and green.
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