Osaka Castle Keep

Sightseeing information about Osaka Castle Keep in Japan.


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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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5.0a month ago

Really one of the most amazing places in Japan. Is a huge place fill with public green areas where you can play, have a picnic, paint, listen to music, or relax. At the end of February your can see the Plumb flowers and in April the cherry blossom. The castle is really beautiful inside and outside. You can spend the hole day here in the parks, museums and restaurants. There is even a light show at night. Really a place to visit when you are in Japan.

3.0a week ago

Decent for a quick visit. Not that enjoyable as the inside of the castle is nothing like the original. The new restaurants near by have been a great new way to attract more visitors I believe. Fot me the main attraction is the surrounding park.

5.03 weeks ago

One of the great castle of Japan! Standing in the middle of the City. I’ve been here three times and the experience the first time I went here were amazing because it’s time for the sakura. It’s very crowded but you can still have space during cherry blossom.

5.08 months ago

Been here in autumn and the weather is so good to be missed. The place is so calm when I visited as not many people around. If you visited Osaka, this castle is a must. You don’t need to go inside the castle if you don’t wanna spend money. Outside the castle is still good.

4.05 months ago

Famous castle in Osaka. The area is very spacious with beautiful views. we can see beautiful view of Osaka city from the top floor of the castle. The garden around the castle is cool and full of trees.

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Showed me around the unique and beautifully restored Osaka castle.Recommended museum and many huge stones.

Showed me around the unique and beautifully restored Osaka castle.Recommended museum and many huge stones.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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