Osaka Castle


Museums & Sights


One of Japan’s best-known castles, Osaka-jo was built to flaunt the power of warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi. The main tower is a 1931 ferroconcrete reconstruction of the 1598 original, with all but the moat and outer walls having fallen to mishaps, manmade or natural. The main tower is now a museum narrating the history of the castle through art, armour and weaponry. The grounds accommodate an extensive and popular park, which hosts amateur music, sport and picnickers.

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Review updated October 2009



1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Transport Osakajokoen station (JR loop line); or Tanimachi 4-chome station (Chuo line).

Telephone 066 941 3044

Open 9am-5pm daily.

Admission Admission ¥600.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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