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Osaka Castle, Osaka

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Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets. Take the elevator up to the observation deck on the castle’s eighth floor, or wander the garden between the complex’s many structures, stopping in the tea house for a snack. The castle, originally intended to help with the unification of Japan, was captured and changed hands over a dozen times. Visit the museum within to learn more about the castle’s history. Before you head to Osaka, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Osaka route planner , to make sure you see all that Osaka has to offer, including Osaka Castle.
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  • Osaka Castle ~ An ancient city of the huanzhang of the United States, retaining the ancient old architecture, but also for the inconvenient movement of the escalator, can be by the bottom of the elevator to the building, but push recommended you a layer of climbing stairs, carefully savor the beauty of its architecture
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  • The Osaka castle grounds has gardens that you can walk around. There were some food stalls (if you're hungry) and stalls where you can rent traditional Japanese costumes for photos. The castle facade ...  more »
  • We took the subway train there and by luck as we were walking in to the entrance; we saw the tram service that goes direct to the castle. We recommend buying a return tram ticket and luckily we did as...  more »
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  • Osaka Castle, Japan is Beautiful place to visit. It is located in the center Osaka city. Very historic place to visit and the castle is covered with water from its three sides and full greenery and pleasant view and its entry was 600 yen when I visited it in August, 2018. It is recommended for all tourists who visit Osaka must go to Osaka Castle, its main attraction in the Osaka City. It is also recommended to go to top floor of Osaka castle from where beautiful view can be seen of Osaka City. It is historic place and also it is cover with green park where beautiful pictures can be captured and some of pictures which I captured there are placed here with this review.  Osaka Castle is not only famous is Osaka but it is also famous landmark of Japan and it is also considered as historic place of Japan. Osaka Castle’s background and its history is available inside the informative museum which is present inside the different floors of Osaka Castle. Its strong structure which is seen in the pictures is the reason for its maintained shape from last 400 years. But currently Osaka Castle Tower is renovated as modern features inside the castle and also modern elevator is installed inside the tower.
  • Nice view from the top. Beautiful building, but not sure it is worth going up unless you are into the history aspect. A ticket cost ¥600 for an adult. While inside they offer a photo opportunity with traditional male and female costumes for ¥500. Overall a nice way to experience Japanese history.
  • One of the main tourist destinations when you go to Osaka. Enjoy the scenery surrounding the castle as well because it is very nice, especially during the fall/winter months. It was quite a walk to the castle, but there are signs to point you there. There is an entrance fee for the castle, but is free if you buy the Osaka Amazing Pass. You can either walk the stairs to the top floor or wait for an elevator. At the top there is an observatory. Walking down, you will pass a lot of exhibits of the history of the castle. Great if you like history and culture.
  • Amazing place, the castle is a stunning structure contrasted against the city around it. There are a lot of neat displays and objects. I recommend learning a little bit of the history of the castle and the people involved before you visit to help appreciate it.
  • The castle itself is a magnificent structure and shows what a rich history Japan has. At the time of visit there was a construction/renovation at a certain section of the palace area. You can buy a ticket at the entrance to be able to see the inside of the palace. This is definitely a must see historical spot when visiting Osaka.
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