Osaka Castle is a recently rebuilt castle in central Osaka. There is a large park surrounding the complex, plus a historical museum. Because of it was built recently, the innards contain features such as elevator access, so it’s not the most stunning castle in Japan, but still worth a visit if you have time.
Budget travel tips
- Matsumoto Castle and Nijo Castle are more authentic castles.
The park is a great place to go for cherry blossom viewing.
How to get there
From Nanba station (Osaka), take the Sennichimae line (Osaka Subway) to Tanimachi Kyuchome station, then the Tanimachi line (Osaka Subway) to Tanimachi Yonchome station (10 mins, 230 yen).
From Umeda station (Osaka), walk to Higashi-Umeda station, then take the Tanimachi line (Osaka Subway) to Tanimachi Yonchome station (11 mins, 230 yen).
It’s a short walk from the station.
Opening times: 9:00 to 17:00
Cost: Adults 600 yen, Children are free
Hostels and Cheap Hotels
There are some good hostels not far from the castle. See our Osaka Accommodation Guide.