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.

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Update date:2023.12.11

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9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
New Year's holiday(12/28-1/1)
[Up to junior high school student]Free
※Junior high school students are required to show an ID
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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
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Available (However, strollers are not allowed during busy hours, but can be kept at the entrance (free of charge))

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Classic Japanese Beauty!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.15
    Beautiful is the first thing you feel when you stand at the base of this castle. Perfection in construction when you walk around it and inside it. A couple hours minimum to see everything.
  • History
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.11
    It is amazing to be able to see something that was built so very long ago and has been preserved for the future. It was built in the 1583 and is on a large ground with lots of cherry blossom trees.
  • Stunning Beauty but Very Crowded
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.11
    Theres a lot to see if you include the surrounding park. We were with an individual guide but unfortunately on a schedule. There was quite a line to get inside and we did not have that time to...

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