Osaka Castle Keep4.5
This castle was originally built in 1583 for Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a symbol of unification of Japan and was the largest castle at the time. In the 1620s, the ruling Tokugawa family reconstructed the castle and added watch towers and stone walls. The present reinforced concrete structure of the castle keep dates back to 1931 and miraculously survived the WWII air raids.
The castle keep is similar in design to that of Himeji Castle and surrounded by a huge garden area with expansive moats. The entrance level floor now has a threater that plays videos about the history. The top floor offers a panoramic view of the city. The illumination of the castle is also stunning after dark. It is warned that you can take an elevator to the 6th floor but have to climb stairs down all the way.
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 14km) Google Transit
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3.0in the last week
It was really nice castle and the history of it is amazing but when I finally got in there on this really hot day I was disappointed to find that the exterior of the castle is the only thing historic about it. The interior has been renovated and a museum in its place featuring a few historic items, history, samurai outfits things like that. I was hoping to at least see one room preserved but no. I was not allowed to take photos or videos inside the premises.
5.03 weeks ago
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 elevators are installed inside the tower
5.02 weeks ago
Fantastic place to visit if you’re in Osaka. Recently it’s been getting busier and busier so getting a quiet photo can be a little bit of challenge. The castle is set not too far from the city. Surrounding the castle are beautiful well kept gardens. If you’re in Osaka it’s definitely a recommended place to visit.
5.0a week ago
I loved the walk from the train station to the castle. Everything is amazing and peaceful.
I can even just stay outside and look at the outer moat, taking everything in. A very good place to unwind.
There are a lot of tourists. You can enjoy a lot of things already without paying for a fee going inside the castle. If I remember correctly, it is around 1,200 yen to tour the castle, including the gunpowder room and other special areas unavailable to the general public. Don't miss this when you're in Osaka!!
5.02 weeks ago
If you could only choose to see one thing in Osaka, I would recommend the castle of Osaka. It is just an amazing sight to see. You can already see it, when you are taking the subway towards it.
But when you are at the location itself, it is just really beautiful to see. It was an amazing sight to see.
I did not enter the castle, but maybe that would be a recommendation.
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Osaka castle is one of the biggest and well-known castles in Japan. It sits on the hill of "houenzaka" and attracts so many visitors from all over the world because of its magnificent size and beauty. The inside of the main t...
Osaka castle is one of the biggest and well-known castles in Japan. It sits on the hill of "houenzaka" and attracts so many visitors from all over the world because of its magnificent size and beauty. The inside of the main tower has been completely renovated and turned into a museum where historically valuable items are exhibited. You can learn the history of the castle and appreciate its presence. During the cherry blossom season(usually early April), you can see the castle from the osakajou park(Osaka castle park) where over 200 cherry trees are in full blossom.Read moreClose
Since I was born and grew up near the Osaka castle, I know this spot well. The castle surrounded by big stone wall and moat is one of the biggest castle in Japan. By the way,there are many other tourists spots in Osaka City, such as ...
Since I was born and grew up near the Osaka castle, I know this spot well.
The castle surrounded by big stone wall and moat is one of the biggest castle in Japan.
By the way,there are many other tourists spots in Osaka City, such as Dotombori, Shinsaibashi and Umeda Sky building. I can also guide these spots.
Please visit Osaka!!
Osaka castle was the impregnable fortress, but surrendered to the Tokugawa Shogunate. The various miniature models and documents on dislay inside the castle tower serve to help us understand how suplended and gigantic the castle was.
Osaka castle was the impregnable fortress, but surrendered to the Tokugawa Shogunate. The various miniature models and documents on dislay inside the castle tower serve to help us understand how suplended and gigantic the castle was.Read moreClose