Osaka Castle is the most famous castle in Osaka and has become Osaka landmark nowadays. Osaka castle is said to be the largest castle at the time Toyotomi Hideyoshi ruled.
Osaka Castle has gone the cycle of being destroyed and rebuilt lots of time which is during war time in 1615, 1665 and finally during the world war.
Nowadays Osaka Castle has been rebuilt and renewed. It is located inside Osaka Castle Park. It takes around 15 minutes walking through the park to reach Osaka Castle main building. Osaka Castle Park is famous as a place to do hanami or enjoy sakura. If you are lucky enough to visit Osaka Castle during Sakura season, you can take selfie with sakura and Osaka Castle as the background.
Osaka Castle main building consist of museum telling Osaka history. You can climb to the top of the castle, get out to the observatory and you can see Osaka city view from here.
The recommended approach to Osaka Castle is through Otemon Gate at the park's southwestern corner. The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chrome Station along the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line.
The closest JR station to Osaka Castle is Osakajokoen Station on the JR Loop Line, a 10 minute, 160 yen ride from JR Osaka Station.
If you want to travel Osaka Castle with less hassle, Easy Travel can provide comfortable sightseeing taxi in Osaka with afforable price.
Osaka Castle Tower Operation Time
Open everyday from 09:00 ~ 17:00 (entrance until 16:30); extended hours during various holidays and special exhibitions
Closed on December 28 to January 1
Admission fee: 600 yen
* Free Admission for Osaka Amazing Pass Holder