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Tower of Osaka Castle

It was rebuilt with donations from Osaka citizens and is now a museum, holding permanent and special exhibitions.

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Castle, Museum

Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country during the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568-1600), began construction of the tower of Osaka Castle in 1583 and completed it in 1585. The castle was later destroyed during the Osaka Natsu no Jin(summer campaign of Osaka) in 1615, but was rebuilt by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1626. However, the castle keep was destroyed by lightning in 1665. In 1931, the castle tower of the Toyotomi period was reconstructed with donations from Osaka citizens. In 1955, the Osaka Castle area was designated as a Special Historic Site, and after the Heisei renovation from 1995 to 1997, it was designated as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property.

The inside of the building is used as a historical museum, with permanent exhibits such as the "Miniature Natsu-no-jin", a reproduction of the Osaka Natsu no Jin(summer campaign of Osaka) screen in figure form, and a full-scale model of the golden tea room that Hideyoshi loved. In addition, special exhibitions are held as needed.

The top floor is an observatory where you can see the entire city of Osaka. There is also a museum store on the first floor, where you can buy original items related to the warlords as souvenirs. The museum also offers a replica of a warrior's armor helmet and a women's kosode (short sleeves) for visitors to try on for 500 yen per person. (It is suspended due to the influence of covid-19. June 2021 information)

Highlights

  • A symbol of Osaka designated as a registered tangible cultural property.
  • From the Tenshukaku Observatory, you can enjoy a panoramic view of downtown Osaka.
  • A variety of historical materials are displayed in the museum.

Photos

  • Tower of Osaka Castle, a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.

    Tower of Osaka Castle, a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.

  • Panoramic view of downtown Osaka from the 8th floor observatory.

    Panoramic view of downtown Osaka from the 8th floor observatory.

  • Miniature Natsu-no-jin

    Miniature Natsu-no-jin

  • Exhibition in the museum

    Exhibition in the museum

  • Full-scale replicas of the Shachi and Fushitora are on display.

    Full-scale replicas of the Shachi and Fushitora are on display.

  • 1st Floor Museum Shop

    1st Floor Museum Shop

Reviews

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  • 安安

    從既有的城牆及護城河來看,以前的大阪城規模相當龐大,而且易守難攻,要攻下大阪城是很不容易。

  • 郭有仁

    外面公園拍拍照就好,真的不建議上天守閣。

  • 簡宜恩

    大熱天從停車場一路走還是上坡路,到了大阪城每個人都跑到銀杏樹下去躲太陽,全身黏TT很難受😣

  • Edith Wang

    票價不貴,天守閣上面景觀幽美,建築外觀也很好看!裡頭也有歷史展覽。

  • 古祺皓

    頂樓可以看外風景,而且每層樓都有不同類型的歷史介紹!

  • Hollin_A_A_A

    全名叫做大阪城公園,就真的是座公園,現有的大阪城天守閣是市民集資重建的,裡面有無障礙空間又有電梯,應該比較像文史資料館

  • Jessie Cheng

    日本的三大名城,和名古屋城、姬路城都非常具有知名度,這三座城都去過,每日一座城都有他特別的歷史性意義。

  • 文龍 Sky

    櫻花季的時候去的,大阪城公園周邊的護城河整排的櫻花樹,櫻花滿開時者很壯觀而且滿滿都是人,從下方停車場要走到天守閣有一段不小的路程。

  • David Chen

    已經不是原有的大阪城天守,是後來才重新建造的規模也小很多,裡面還裝有電梯感覺很突兀不是原汁原味。

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Details

Name in Japanese
大阪城天守閣
Postal Code
540-0002
Address
1−1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6941-3044
Closed
December 28th-January 1st
Business Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm), extended opening hours during cherry blossom season, Golden Week, and summer vacation (last entry 30 minutes before closing).
*To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the museum will be closed in 2021.
Admission
600 yen for adults, free for junior high school students and younger (junior high school students need to show proof such as a student ID book)
Access
1) Approximately 18 minutes walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line and Chuo Line.
2) 18-minute walk from Tenmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line or Keihan Railway.
3) Approx. 19 minutes walk from Morinomiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line, Osaka Metro Chuo Line, and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line.
4) Approx. 18 minutes walk from Osaka Business Park Station on the Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line.
5) Approx. 16 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line.
6) Approx. 20 minutes walk from Osakajokitazume Station on the JR Tozai Line
Credit Cards
Accepted (VISA, MasterCard)
Official Website
Official Website (English)