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Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and is one of the most famous castles in Japan. Burnt down twice by fire, the existing castle was rebuilt in 1931 from contributions by Osaka residents. It is a registered tangible cultural property of Japan. Access to the castle keep is just shy of 20 minutes walking from either JR Osakajokoen Station via Gokuraku-bashi Bridge or from Morinomiya Station by way of Sakuramon Gate. It's also popular to take the subway Tanimachi Line to Tanimachi 4-chome Station, and admire the scenic spot of Rokuban Yagura from across the moat, before heading to the castle through Otemon Gate. 8 floors inside and 5 stories outside, the 58m main tower gives a sweeping view of Osaka City proper. The expansive Osaka Castle Park has many sightseeing spots like Hokoku Shrine and Nishinomaru Garden that keep tourists coming all year round from within and without Japan. The park is also known for its cherry blossoms, with the perimeter of the moat and Nishinomaru Garden being the best spots in Osaka. After visiting the main tower, there's still lots more fun to had, including having lunch at Jo-Terrace Osaka, or taking a ride on the golden Gozabune boat. We also recommend the Aqua Liner which departs from a nearby pier, and takes you through the water capital of Osaka.

Address

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

Access

Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line: [Tanimachi 4-chome Station] (Exit 1-B), [Temmabashi Station] (Exit 3)
Osaka Metro Chuo Line: [Tanimachi 4-chome Station] (Exit 9), [Morinomiya Station] (Exit 1, 3-B)
Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line: [Osaka Business Park Station] (Exit 1), [Morinomiya Station] (Exit 3-B)
JR Osaka Loop Line: [Osakajokoen Station], [Morinomiya Station]
JR Tozai Line: [Osakajokitazume Station]
Keihan Railway: [Temmabashi Station], [Kyobashi Station]

Telephone

06-6941-3044

Price

Adult ¥600 Middle school or younger, 65 or older Osaka resident (ID required), Handicap placard holders Free

Business Hours

9:00am~5:00pm (4:30pm Last Entry, Hours may be extended depending on the season)

  • Infomation

    Nearly double the size of Disneyland and USJ, Osaka Castle Park may be a little too big for a leisurely walk. We recommend the road train that runs on the outer side of the castle walls. If you head towards the entrance of the park from Morinomiya Station, there waits a very cute and colorful streetcar-like vehicle. As you listen to the history of Osaka Castle, you'll arrive at Gokuraku-bashi Bridge in about 5 minutes. It runs every 20 minutes and costs ¥300 one way. A round trip ticket gets you ¥100 off.

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