Osaka Castle


The most famous tourism spot in Osaka, “Osaka Castle”

This castle was used by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a Japanese warrior, to conquer Japan in the 16th century. In the castle, there are historical exhibitions of the Sengoku-era, as well as a diorama of Hideyoshi’s lifetime, allowing the visitors to learn about the history from multiple aspects.In the Osaka castle park, there are many things to see, including multiple buildings registered as Important Cultural Properties.

●8F Observatory spot
Visitors can enjoy the view of Osaka castle and the city of Osaka from the height of 50 meters. The spot can be seen in a wheelchair as well.
-Stereoscope “Naniwa view”
-Museum store

●7F Lifetime of Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Introduces the history of Hideyoshi Toyotomi and his career of conquering Japan.
-History of Hideyoshi Toyotomi
-Historical facts about Hideyoshi Toyotomi

●5F The history about the Battle of Osaka
Introduces the Battle of Osaka using videos and miniature models.
-Miniature battle
-Panorama vision

●4F Hideyoshi Toyotomi and his era
Displays historical objects relating to Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Osaka castle.
-Display of historical objects

●3F Hideyoshi Toyotomi and his era
Displays historical objects relating to Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Osaka castle.
-Display of historical objects
-Replica of the “Golden tearoom”
-Miniature model of Osaka castle during Toyotomi’s Era
-Miniature model of Osaka castle during Tokugawa’s Era

●2F Castle exhibition
Exhibits basic information about Osaka castle and Japanese castles.
-Panel exhibitions
-Replica exhibitions

●1F Entrance of the main tower
Introduces the career of Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
-Theater room
-Museum shop

The castle standing between the skyscrapers

Located in the middle of the town, Osaka Castle is widely accepted as the symbol of Osaka. 
Even if you are not familiar with its history, you will be fascinated by its significant existence. 
Inside the castle is a museum and from its eighth floor, you can have a full glace at the city of Osaka.


The luxurious exterior

With the golden decoration of tigers and the golden roof, the castle must have been a symbol of luxury to the locals in the past. 
The neatly maintained park blooms its flowers every season, helping the castle look even more beautiful.


The golden decorations

The outer wall on the 5th floor has two golden tigers on each side glaring outwards to intimidate the opponents. 
The golden decorations of the castle emphasize the existence of Osaka Castle. 


The perfect combination of the castle and the nature

The neatly trimmed Japanese garden is a filled with nature, and some even come to birdwatch. 
A pond located in the center of the garden reflects the castle on the surface and mirrors the beautiful castle.


The bold and beautiful design

From sunset to 11 pm, Osaka Castle becomes illuminated and appears in the night town of Osaka. 
During the cherry blossom season, the Nishnomaru garden also illuminates for the visits to enjoy the beautiful flowers in the night. 

Name of the facility
Osaka Castle Central Tower

1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ward, Osaka-shi


Nearest station
■Tanimachi Yonchome Station (Osaka Metro Tanimachi line)▶exit 1-B / Temmabashi station (Osaka Metro Tanimachi line)▶exit 3
■Tanimachi Yonchome Station (Osaka Metro Chuo line)▶exit 9 / Morinomiya station (Osaka Metro Chuo line)▶exit 1 & exit 3-B
■Morinomiya station (Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line)▶exit 3-B / Osaka Business Park station (Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line)▶exit 1
■Morinomiya station (JR Osaka Kanjo line) / Osakajokoen station (JR Osaka Kanjo line)
■Osakajo-kitazume station (JR Tozai line)
■Temmabashi station (Keihan line)

Nearest bus stop
■City bus
-[Route 62] Osakajootemae / Banbacho
■Aqua bus
-Osakajo Minato / Hachikenya beach dock

Business hours
9 AM-5 PM (Entrance closes at 4:30 PM)
※Entrance hours extends during the cherry blossom season, Golden week, and summer break.

Regular holiday
New Year's Holiday (12/28-1/1)

Admission fee
Adult: 600 yen
Middle school students and younger: Free
(Middle school students are required to show their ID)