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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

24 SCIENTISTS @D2thaC - 2019-03-25
An amazing view of Osaka Castle with Sakura Blossom. (Osaka, Japan) - https://t.co/HxOYddBb7p https://t.co/Y7UWy9GCKc
24 SCIENTISTS @D2thaC - 2019-03-25
An amazing view of Osaka Castle with Sakura Blossom. (Osaka, Japan) https://t.co/HxOYddSMvZ
AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2019-03-25
I am surprised that it is very big when I look up Osaka Castle from the bottom 
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Alandia @alandiamay - 2019-03-25
Visited Osaka Castle before we head back to Tokyo 🏯 https://t.co/ADxWdLnK0T
EpicLalaGirl : Japan 🇯🇵 @EpicLaLaGirl - 2019-03-25
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EpicLalaGirl : Japan 🇯🇵 @EpicLaLaGirl - 2019-03-25
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Equine Global @EquineGlobal - 2019-03-25
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Janis Thomas @JanisThomasMktg - 2019-03-25
Osaka Castle today and our first cherry blossoms https://t.co/ao4c5XXq4E
Jolie Menzel @joliemenzel - 2019-03-25
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Niagaprima Paramitra @npp_asia - 2019-03-25
Team SEA Equine Technologies Group 2018 at Osaka Castle.

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SAKUYA LUMINA @sakuyalumina - 2019-03-25
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SPECIAL RATE with ticket of the sakura night light up held at Osaka Castle Nishinomaru… https://t.co/yq4Qs0U21O
Sammy @PawkyCrow - 2019-03-25
What in the HECK is that Osaka Castle part of Yakuza Kiwami 2???? Did Kiryu just have a very intense pain induced fever dream????
Trust 🇺🇸🇩🇴 @TrustSoBeIT - 2019-03-25
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xsisacademy @xsisacademy - 2019-03-25
Team SEA Equine Technologies Group 2018 at Osaka Castle.

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カンデオホテルズ @CANDEOHOTELS - 2019-03-25
Osaka by Aquatic Bus: Tour of the Water City from Osaka Castle to Nakanoshima

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🌱neuro🌱 @neuronomica - 2019-03-25
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AJAC News Collect. @jigen001 - 2019-03-24
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AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2019-03-24
Osaka Castle rises as a symbol of Osaka, and Japanese gardens and parks are being built around.
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Ayu Bamanti Putri @bamanti - 2019-03-24
One fine day walking to 🏯
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Brittany in Tokyo @BrittJK - 2019-03-24
Cherry Blossoms and Osaka Castle
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Laura⚓️ @lauralovezgoats - 2019-03-24
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Mrs. Carla McMurray @mcmurrayvmc - 2019-03-24
Osaka Japan.😊 Shogan's Castle and the Dotonbori area. Tried some local food like Takoyaki. 🐙 https://t.co/vKX98XBpSV
Sebastian @thecbass2 - 2019-03-24
Japanese castles are pretty effing awesome. Kind of want to check more castles/structures around the world now.… https://t.co/N4QOqlk0Zm
Tom Glanz @tomglanz - 2019-03-24
We did #Japan things at Osaka castle! @ Osaka https://t.co/CYApnqFUHX
Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2019-03-24
Osaka Castle(大阪城) is in fact a modern replica of the original one that was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.… https://t.co/3848qAIcCf
@SHU_LAKLAND - 2019-03-24
Filet-O-Fish with osaka castle
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Barbara Mayer @sufermadle - 2019-03-23
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Cerys Nelmes 🦄 @cerysnelmes - 2019-03-23
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DEJAPAN @DEJAPAN_Global - 2019-03-23
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