Osaka Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
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.

Spot details

Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou 1-1
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
New Year's holiday(12/28-1/1)
[General] 600yen [Up to junior high school student] Free * Junior high school students must show their ID (student notebook, etc.)
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available * Shop, 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

Articles about this spot


  • A very beautiful place.
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.05.31
    Beautiful castle and surroundings. I was not able to enter the castle tower due to covid restrictions but enjoyed the variety of things to do and see within the castle walls and in the gardens.
  • beautiful castle in the middle of the city.!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.22
    Words can not describe the awe fo this place. You can either walk or take a guided tram to the castle. They have a lot of picturesque areas that my phone album was full. At the base of the castle...
  • Good place
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.11.27
    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...

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