Visiting Osaka Castle: What You Need to Know
大阪城 - Ōsaka-jō (Osaka Castle)
Osaka Castle is one of the most iconic sites in Japan. This sixteenth century fortress is one of Japan's most iconic symbols. With beautiful gardens and an incredibly fascinating museum full of artifacts, art, and weapons from the
Getting to Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle sits in the middle of the beautiful Osaka Castle Park, surrounded by high stone walls and a wide moat. The park is especially beautiful in the early spring and autumn when the cherry blossoms and red foliage are at their most stunning.
The most convenient metro station is Osakajo-Koen Station, which is just outside the castle.
Admission and Hours of Osaka Castle Museum
Admission to the castle and museum costs 600 Yen ($6), which should be affordable for even budget travelers.
The castle museum is open from 9:00-17:00, and the castle is illuminated at night until 23:00.
What to do at Osaka Castle
- Explore the beautiful Osaka Castle Park
- Visit the Osaka Castle Museum to learn about the history and culture of Japan's Shogunate Period
- (Springtime) view the cherry blossoms that bloom all around the castle
- Have some food (or ice cream) at the small market surrounding the castle