Osaka Castle 大坂城
Review: Osaka Castle is a must seeif you come to Osaka. It’s like a clip from the old Japanese samurai movies, from long time ago. To see the whole castle it may take some people the whole to view the whole castle inside and out. Alot of history to see in the inside, as well as outside of the castle. Best season to visit Osaka Castle will have to be during Spring when Sakura Flowers bloom and the Hanami parties.(Hanami Party means viewing the cherry blossom party).
History: Osaka Castle was built by “Hideyoshi Toyotomi” who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century, on the site of a temple called Ishiyama Hongan-ji. The construction work began in 1583 and most buildings such as the castle tower were completed in 1585. The donjon is five-tiered and nine-storied, and has large golden sea creature ornaments shining on the rooftop.
Location: Chou-ku, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Hours and Admission Fee:
- 9:00-17:00 (entrance until 16:30)
- Fee: 600 yen
- 15 years old and younger: FREE
- Closed December 28 to January 1