Osaka Castle is one of Osaka’s most popular tourist spots, and the castle’s main tower has been turned into a museum, where cultural assets related to the history of Osaka Castle are on display.

Osaka Castle's Sakuramon Gate
Sakuramon Gate

The main tower is the largest of all the reconstructed castle towers in Japan, and from its observation platform 50meters above ground level, you can see the city of Osaka and the mountains in the distance.

view from Osaka Castle's observatory
view from the observatory

Osaka Castle was first built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi (one of the ruler at The Sengoku period), and after the castle fell during the Summer War in Osaka 1615, it was rebuilt in 1620 under the direction of Hidetada Tokugawa.
The castle tower was destroyed by fire in 1665 due to a lightning strike, and many other structures were lost during the Meiji Restoration.
After that, the current castle tower was built in 1931.

Osaka Castle's golden Shachihoko
Osaka Castle’s golden Shachihoko

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Adults: 400yen, Middle school students and under: Free


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


18-21 minutes walk from Osakajo-koen Station, Morinomiya Station, Osakajo-kitazume Station, Tanimachi Yonchome Station, Osaka Business Park Station, Temmabashi Station.


Osakajo-koen Station
JR Osaka Loop Line

Morinomiya Station
JR Osaka Loop Line
Osaka Metro Chuo Line / Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

Osakajo-kitazume Station
JR Tozai Line

Tanimachi Yonchome Station
Osaka Metro Chuo Line / Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

Osaka Business Park Station
Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line

Temmabashi Station
Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
Keihan Electric Railway