Osaka Castle

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

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

Official Website


Hostels and Cheap Hotels

There are some good hostels not far from the castle. See our Osaka Accommodation Guide.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.