Kishiwada Castle (岸和田城)
Kishiwada Castle is located in Kishiki-cho, in Kishiwada City. Kishiwada Castle, also known as Chikiri Castle, is said to have been built by Wada Takaie, a relative of Kusunoki Masashige. The castle tower was built in 1585, when Toyotomi Hideyoshi's grandfather, Koide Hidemasa, began to expand the castle. The current three-tier / three-story castle tower was built in 1954, after the previous five-story burned down when it was struck by lightning in 1827. During the time of the Meiji Restoration, with the tower and gate destroyed, only the moat and stone walls still stood. In 1943, the site was designated as a historical site by Osaka Prefecture, and in 2014, Kishiwada Castle Garden (Hachijin no Niwa) was designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is also a famous flower-viewing spot.
Osaka Kishiwadashi Kishikichou 9-1 (Sakai / KishiwadaArea)
10:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:00)
Review of Kishiwada CastleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
There are some exhibits on a couple of floors, but not enough to make it feel more like a museum than a...
The castle itself was rebuilt...
- 10:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:00)
- Monday (Open during Public holidays and 4/1-4/15 Castle Festival Period), New Year's Holiday, Period of exhibition change
- [Admission fee (castle tower)]
[Up to Junior high school student] Free
- Parking Lot
- Not available (Municipal parking lot available around the castle)
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Available(Osaka Free Wi-Fi)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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."