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Osaka Castle大阪城天守閣


Historical Monument

Osaka Castle was built by the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi between 1583 and 1598. The castle was built on a magnificent scale, but was destroyed just 17 years later after the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the destruction of the Toyotomi clan in the Siege of Osaka in 1615. Thereafter, the castle was rebuilt by the Tokugawa shogunate under the command of Todo Takatora but was once again lost due to a fire caused by a lightning strike. The current castle tower is the third generation to stand here and was completed in 1931 through donations from local citizens. The interior of the castle is a history museum and visitors can enjoy information about the history of Osaka Castle and dioramas. The castle was registered as a national Tangible Cultural Property in 1997.


Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 1-1 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0669413044

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Osaka Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/05/19 Osaka Castle
One of the reasons to visit Osaka. Great for history buffs like me. Just too crowded but still worth the travel and walk.
Reviewed:2020/04/30 Great day trip
Nice place to visit for half a day. I didnt go inside the castle, but the grounds surrounding were very lovely and worth visiting. We hired docomo bicycles and rode around.
Reviewed:2020/04/28 Beautifully re-build Castle
The example of Osaka and its castle proves again, that re-building a citys identity through forgotten or destroyed landmarks is a valuable thing to do. Not only does the castle serve as a tourist...

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 1-1 [ map ]
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/1)
[General] 600yen
[Up to Junior high school student] Free
* Junior High School Students require proof (student notebook, etc.)
Parking Lot
Available 271spaces
Credit Card
* Store, online ticket only, ticket vending machine Not available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Not available
Available(Osaka free Wi-fi)
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of April 21, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation's kitchen."