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Osaka Castle

Travel Guide - Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle was originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi after he achieved his goal of unifying Japan. The largest, impregnable castle at that time was completed in 1583 and became a symbol of Hideyoshi's power. After Hideyoshi's death, however, it was destroyed by the armies of Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Summer War of Osaka in 1615. Even though the castle had been rebuilt by the Tokugawa shogunate within 10 years, the castle burned down later by lightning. The present castle is the third generation built in 1931 and is Osaka's foremost attraction today. The castle's Yagura (turret) and gigantic stone walls remain as they were in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
The present castle's Tenshukaku (castle tower) is a concrete reproduction of the original. The interior of the building houses a museum that displays a number of historically significant artifacts including the folding screen of the Summer War of Osaka and Toyotomi Hideyoshi memorabilia. The 8th floor provides superb views over the city of Osaka.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00–17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • December 28 - January 1

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from JR Osakajo-koen Station
  • 15 minutes walk from Morinomiya Station on the JR lines, Osaka Municipal Subway Chuo Line (C19) or Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N20)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • -1, Osakajo, Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 540-0002

TweetsTweets

AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2020-10-29
I am surprised that it is very big when I look up Osaka Castle from the bottom 
https://t.co/CH8hhrWWii
JASON@motosamurai @JASONmotosamur1 - 2020-10-29
Let's go to the castle in the neighborhood once in a while. This is Osaka Castle. https://t.co/vkqqPFAG8P
Phoebe ⭐️ @sana_gf - 2020-10-29
@nayeonmoles Obviously tokyo, the pokemon center has been on my list for years now I’m gonna buy so many plushies t… https://t.co/Fj53DpPgoA
Sana⁹ #WeLoveYouJeongyeon @nayeonmoles - 2020-10-29
@sana_gf I can tell you osaka castle is really impressive, i dont mind to visit it again, also the pokemon center is a must
Abhimanu Sehgal @AbhimanuSehgal - 2020-10-28
Just posted a photo @ Osaka Castle https://t.co/BQXiPHPq3b
Katsu Funai @KatsuFunai - 2020-10-28
大阪城 (Osaka Castle). A replica of the original that was destroyed in 19th century (rebuilt 1931). Locals (including… https://t.co/0GeQtJtbIL
Lungile Nyathi @lungile_nyathi - 2020-10-28
Japan: Trump, Putin, Xi and G20 leaders arrive for dinner at Osaka Castle https://t.co/fnc6RIJ42k

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MIKI☆外国人専門の風俗嬢☆日本人おことわり❤ @JegcMIKI - 2020-10-28
To MIKI's dear prince.

I am in a castle in Osaka from 3:30 p.m.~10:00 p.m. today.
(Can be booked until 10:00 p.m.)… https://t.co/yBZwSa5T08
Nicole Fong Hui Yi @NicoleFongHuiYi - 2020-10-28
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lizzy ★ @mafuyume - 2020-10-28
That’s all the pics I took that year :,^)

I stg we went to Osaka castle but I didn’t take any pics <///3
Ian Robert Knight @ianrobertknight - 2020-10-27
The eleventh and final image in my collection of favourite photos from Japan was taken in Osaka.

This imposing str… https://t.co/eJWALTxq43
The Tenkaichi (POWER TO THE DREAM!!) @pookieizzy7 - 2020-10-27
Let's Play Warriors Orochi #20-Battle of Osaka Castle (Wu) https://t.co/jYKQ7cGY70 via @YouTube
Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2020-10-27
Osaka Castle(大阪城) is in fact a modern replica of the original one that was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.… https://t.co/RQpe45xizg
Yumi psycho-μ Desert Brat missing #Pasho @amor_vuelveTX - 2020-10-27
@roylucier omc Boss, this screaming fans!!! Osaka Castle Hall never looked so small, so fully packed!!
chuuta (現在、自粛中~。そろそろ、活動再開・・・。) @chuuta6 - 2020-10-27
@bena697 The weather was nice, so are you going for a walk in Osaka Castle Park?
AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2020-10-26
I am surprised that it is very big when I look up Osaka Castle from the bottom 
https://t.co/CH8hhrWWii
Chris & Brooke @BearyNiceLife - 2020-10-26
This castle is Osaka's most famous landmark and would make a good addition to your visit. #Japan #thingsodo… https://t.co/Q4tLY9X4Gq
JulianMaea @JulianMaea - 2020-10-26
Just posted a photo @ Osaka Castle https://t.co/CX4KlBBfHG
Philosophia_Game @GamePhilosophia - 2020-10-26
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Shezzy Chauhdry @Shezzychauhdry - 2020-10-26
Allhamdulillah., Osaka Castle, Japan looks stunning in alll its 'sketchy glory'. More to come for such azaming Asia… https://t.co/KmC804Qqmx
🌸Inahime 稲姫🌸 《RP》(Halloween Event) @Inahime_ - 2020-10-26
[Start to @NorthernDragon_ ]

Ina went to Daimyo Street, which was close to Osaka Castle. She knew which house a da… https://t.co/Y5GnmnTEvr
Tim! @TimLumb - 2020-10-25
@mamimumemobile2 I didn't get an Osaka Castle ninja on my trip D:
Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2020-10-25
Osaka Castle(大阪城) is in fact a modern replica of the original one that was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.… https://t.co/5I0IpTQy0c
Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2020-10-25
Osaka Castle(大阪城) is in fact a modern replica of the original one that was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.… https://t.co/StiLIIHUy4
indu shrivastava @indushri11 - 2020-10-25
Hi Everyone!
I wish I could just close my eyes and go back ☹️
I took this picture in January. I had gone to Osaka… https://t.co/jd4Upo5q1J
jojo kuku @gabbo_021 - 2020-10-25
i wanna live in osaka castle https://t.co/9WduUZ9WZ4
さかまるの別荘 @sakamaru847_gc6 - 2020-10-25
October 24.
Osaka Castle.

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はるぼー @ref_sho47 - 2020-10-25
@TinaLovesShogi thank you
we enjoyed taking a round trip bus in this park.
osaka castle park is very beautiful https://t.co/vEedjLhPxZ
𝐒𝐎 𝐌𝐔𝐂𝐇 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 🎃 @ora_dical - 2020-10-25
@FeelTheNiche Osaka Castle was the most difficult part of it in my opinion just because of that one room with the g… https://t.co/YEuki4CgDe
𝐒𝐎 𝐌𝐔𝐂𝐇 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 🎃 @ora_dical - 2020-10-25
@FeelTheNiche Osaka Castle was the most difficult part of it in my opinion just because of that one room with the g… https://t.co/YEuki4CgDe
Lauren C. Jubelt @nihonchique - 2020-10-24
Saturday in the Park✨
📍Osaka Castle https://t.co/c85D4Iq1hq
Rafa @RafaFerdinand1 - 2020-10-24
So lucky to say I’ve been to the last one. Osaka castle is even more beautiful in person https://t.co/5xpHIdVKyt
indie @totallytokays - 2020-10-24
@felixandresims I’m planning a little something myself... dare I say Osaka castle?
アメリ_カンタロウ @UsaPyon0816 - 2020-10-24
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AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2020-10-23
The event was active in Osaka Castle in winter, expressing a fantastic world with illumination and projection mappi… https://t.co/9JwfHxhErK
JulianMaea @JulianMaea - 2020-10-23
Just posted a photo @ Osaka Castle https://t.co/KqUR4TVimY
MIKI☆外国人専門の風俗嬢☆日本人おことわり❤ @JegcMIKI - 2020-10-23
To MIKI's dear prince.

I am in a castle in Osaka from 4:30 p.m.~10:00 p.m. today.
(Can be booked until 10:00 p.m.)… https://t.co/BjeNzOo4Br
Rob Heatherly @RobHeatherly1 - 2020-10-23
@AHC_Channel @SanctumAncient I'm thinking many of the blocks from there ended up in between China and Japan, that w… https://t.co/YrD9OalTKw
Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2020-10-23
Osaka Castle(大阪城) is in fact a modern replica of the original one that was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.… https://t.co/d0fxdQVxrA
Yagi Naito 🐐🐺🚑 🥐 💫 🦋👑 @YagiNaito - 2020-10-23
@kaga_oren I frickin love Takoyaki! I especially remember I ate so much of them in Osaka Castle!
majin boo @saibayadon - 2020-10-23
i love this ugly boi. still not sure why angirasu's only role in the film is to die and destroy osaka castle. https://t.co/SN5USpedhv

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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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