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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

AJAC News Collect. @jigen001 - 2019-01-19
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AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2019-01-19
Osaka Castle rises as a symbol of Osaka, and Japanese gardens and parks are being built around.
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Gregory Ishii @ish04official - 2019-01-19
Today’s visit at Osaka Castle! https://t.co/aPQGE3qEdk
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Kwek Yong Cheng @kwekyongcheng - 2019-01-19
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Lavanya ಲಾವಣ್ಯ লাৱণ্যা @TheSignOfFive - 2019-01-19
Crystal clear waters of the public fountain

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Lavanya ಲಾವಣ್ಯ লাৱণ্যা @TheSignOfFive - 2019-01-19
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Mariela Monteagudo @ohyelinfinity - 2019-01-19
Japan Snapshots: Osaka Castle

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Ryan Harvey @RHarveyWriter - 2019-01-19
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Tabah Mualim Zakaria @jimi_acid - 2019-01-19
My long weekend prolly about the return of Frank Castle S2 & final preparation to Osaka next week.
Tam (Chris) @Tamrielo - 2019-01-19
@wolfniya @Kelesti_ I'm sadly not sure, this was outside Osaka Castle, and my Japanese is/was nowhere near good eno… https://t.co/5ZjWdbybOe
azure 🥑 @mojchanyeol - 2019-01-19
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gin @lullabykyum - 2019-01-19
osaka castle was so pretty, an old japanese man came and took emma and i on a mini photo shoot it was so cute https://t.co/lxeg6J2NZd
AJAC News Collect. @jigen001 - 2019-01-18
Amazing experience. Best cherry blossoms in Osaka castle park & Osaka Mi...: https://t.co/EqX8qfLwCb YouTube
Roden Aquino @dhenpalms - 2019-01-18
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nano (ナノ) @nanonano_me - 2019-01-18
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tsu 🍓🌙 @limited_skies - 2019-01-18
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AJAC News Collect. @jigen001 - 2019-01-17
Amazing experience. Best cherry blossoms in Osaka castle park & Osaka Mi...: https://t.co/EqX8qfLwCb YouTube
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Roden Aquino @dhenpalms - 2019-01-17
Ninjas ;)

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Roden Aquino @dhenpalms - 2019-01-17
Osaka Tour :)
Perks of being a seafarer.. you got to see the world for free with salary ;)

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Tai Ryan @ryantrx_ - 2019-01-17
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Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2019-01-17
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Travel Japan @TravelJPN - 2019-01-17
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slep™ @ JAPAN+HK @softlysoapy - 2019-01-17
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Ali Ashraf @malickaliashraf - 2019-01-16
Nagoya castle built in 1612, it was constructed to ensure security from Invaders of Osaka city https://t.co/6NSDcy9JJj
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Darnell 🇹🇹 @trini87 - 2019-01-16
This castle played a major role in the unification of Japan in the 16th century.
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MAKI @10khappy - 2019-01-16
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AJAC News Collect. @jigen001 - 2019-01-15
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AMIR_Muslim_JAPAN_tourism @AmirTourism - 2019-01-15
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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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