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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

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Anthony Louise Balon @AnTonyChopper15 - 2019-07-21
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Jeff Solomon ⏺ @JeffTravelsPH - 2019-07-21
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Red @needsmorered - 2019-07-20
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闘魂込めて @UYspCjy4JnuG3hH - 2019-07-20
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AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2019-07-18
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Alex Khang Phd @AlexKhangPhd - 2019-07-18
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Derek Andrew Franks @Derek_a_Franks - 2019-07-18
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KaizenTao @KaizenTao - 2019-07-18
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Love, Taeminnie @radheaology - 2019-07-18
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Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2019-07-18
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Information
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Opening Hours
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Closed
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Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
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