Osaka Castle [Osaka]


Osaka Castle is a representative work of Japanese castle architecture, featuring a keep, moat, and stone walls. The present structure was rebuilt in 1931 and is now a reinforced concrete structure.

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Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a military commander of the Warring States and Azuchi-Momoyama periods from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century, who unified Japan.


Once inside the castle, it is modernized and visitors can take an elevator up and enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Osaka from the keep. Also inside are historical exhibits and a museum. The exhibits include materials and displays related to the history of Osaka Castle, such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Battle of Osaka.

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The area around Osaka Castle is a vast park and is famous for its cherry blossoms. In spring, the area is crowded with cherry blossom viewers.

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Manager’s Comments

Osaka Castle is cool! The exhibits inside the castle and walks in the surrounding parks make it a must-see sightseeing spot when you come to Osaka. It gets crowded on weekends, so you should check the time of year and time of day in advance before you go.

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Osaka Castle

1-1, Osaka-jo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 540-0002, Japan

Paid parking available

15 minutes walk from JR Osaka-jo Koen Station

There are many stations in the vicinity of Osaka Castle, so please consider your walking route in advance.

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