Osaka Castle

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Osaka Castle is one of the city’s most iconic sites and draws numerous visitors to its spacious park and imposing keep every year. 



1-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002 (Directions)


9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00



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Payment Method

  • Cash only


  • Barrier-free access
  • Wheelchair rental

General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets


To reach Osaka Castle, the nearest station is Osaka-jo-koen (大阪城公園) on the JR Loop Line.

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