Osaka Castle Travel Guide

Osaka Castle
The beacon of Osaka City, Osaka Castle symbolizes unification with its historical architecture, traditional culture, and festivals celebrated with food stalls and hanami parties.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants


Acidracines Patisserie

What more can you expect from a traditional French patisserie with the occasional twist?
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999

Temmabashi Fujikawa

One of the most entertaining kappo counters in Osaka — come enjoy a showboating spread of traditional dishes.
Lunch: ¥6,000-7,999
Dinner: ¥18,000-19,000

Unagi Nishihara

Taste east and west Japan in one place — enjoy Kanto-style unagi in Kansai.
Lunch: ¥2,000-3,000
Dinner: ¥3,000-4,000


Seasonal sensitivity is taken to the extreme at this Osaka kaiseki, where the menu adjusts to the particular climate of each day.
Lunch: ¥6,600-11,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999

The symbol of the city that gave birth to okonomiyaki and takoyaki, Osaka Castle stands tall as one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Japan. Eight stories on the outside and five on the inside, the revitalized Osaka Castle is protected by strong stone foundations and an enormous moat, with its signature green roof tiles twinkling with grand hints of gold. The castle’s Nishinomaru Garden features over 600 cherry blossom trees, its lawns a scenic spot for hanami viewing parties come springtime. Neighbored by Hokoku Jinja Shrine Hall and Osaka-jo Hall around the grounds, the Osaka Museum of History seconds the historical samurai museum within the castle itself.

Lively come festival season, yatai street food stalls sell ice creams and octopus balls, tempting visitors with the idea of a picnic beside the castle’s magnificence with bento boxed snacks. With 360 degrees views from the Osaka Castle observation deck, somewhere off in the distance one of Asia’s largest Ferris wheels spins at Tempozan Habor Village, families design their own ramen at the Cup Noodle Museum, and the futuristic Sky Building arches high in Umeda. Symbolic and magnificent, Osaka Castle is Osaka’s beacon of history, unification, and Kansai cuisine.

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