Known for being walkable and family-friendly, Osaka Castle is an economical neighborhood with a great selection of restaurants. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Choose one of Osaka Castle's hotels or holiday apartments and explore the area around Osaka with ease.
Sightseeing around Osaka Castle
The area's storied past is told through the historic sites and castle, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Osaka Castle Museum, Panasonic Square, and Fujita Art Museum feature captivating exhibits. You can attend a show at Theater Brava, Festival Hall, and Osaka Shinkabukiza Theater. Learn about the local history at Senpukan, Bank of Japan Osaka Branch Old Building, and Hozen ji Temple. Osaka Castle, Hokoku Shrine, and Tamatsukuri Inari Shrine are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Bring the family to Nishinomaru Garden, Kids Plaza Osaka, and Umeda Joypolis Sega Fun Park.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Osaka Castle Park, Kema Sakuranomiya Park, or Nakanoshima Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. At Mount Tempozan, Daiichigo Tomorogi Ryokuchi Park, and Donzurubo Hills, take some time to really appreciate nature. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, and Whity Umeda. Taiko En, HEP Five Shopping Mall, and Hankyu Sanbangai are other spots for some local fun.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Osaka Science Museum, Osaka Takoyaki Museum, and Legoland Discovery Center. Osaka International Peace Center, Mint Museum, and Osaka Museum of History are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Osaka Castle
If you want to get around the city, Osaka Business Park Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Kyobashi Station and Tenmabashi Station.
Osaka (ITM-Itami) is the closest major airport, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) from Osaka Castle. Kobe (UKB) is the next closest airport, 17.2 miles (27.7 km) away.