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Skip-the-line Tickets to Osaka Castle

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Discover Japan’s oldest heritage site. Explore the castle with over 100 years of history and countless, precious relics.


  • Skip waiting in long queues to get physical tickets when you book this convenient e-ticket and visit one of the most important historical heritage sites built in Ancient Japan.

  • Explore the castle with over 100 years of history and countless precious relics.

  • Experience Japan from a century ago, with access to the castle’s 8 floors.

  • Take in Osaka City’s panoramic views from the top.


  • Admission fee

  • Taxes


  • Tour guide

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 3 months.

Ratings & Reviews

392 Ratings
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  • United States
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Israel
Guests from United States, Australia, Germany and over 54 countries have loved this experience
Rene Duchesne Sotomayor



Apr, 2024

It is a top destination in Osaka, given that the exterior is in wonderful condition and the interior has an interesting exhibit that includes woodblock prints, samurai armor and silk screens from those times. The drawback is that the interior ia not preserved at all, so the building itself is only an attraction due to that exterior. Having been to Himeji castle the days before visiting Osaka, the contrast was radical. Although Himeji was probably harder to ascend due to the old staircases being very steep, it was beautiful to alao witness the interiors of a Japanese feudal castle in their original state.
Lucija Goršić



Apr, 2024

There were all kinds of pieces shown in castle. From letters of influential people to animations of them. Along with written description of items displayed, there was also audio avaliable. At the end, there was beautiful view from the top of the castle.
Marie-Yveline Finlayson



Apr, 2024

Very informative. A beautiful castle in a beautifully set park, especially in Spring with the cherry blossoms. Booking first is great way to not have to wait in long queues.
Justine Camarillo



Apr, 2024

When we arrived to Osaka Castle the line to purchase tickets was over 45 minutes long but with the headout Skip-the-line we were able to get our digital tickets scanned and have immediate access to the castle. Highly recommend purchasing your tickets a few days prior to give enough time to have purchase confirmed.
Geoff Hird



Mar, 2024

Ticketing experience was great - same as our previous use of your system for Sanrio Puroland tickets the week prior - easy to use and quick response

These tickets are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

Taking inspiration from the Taisho period, this attraction is an important historical heritage site, built in Ancient Japan. Explore Osaka Castle’s historical grounds at your own time and pace. This experience is one that shouldn’t be missed while in Osaka. In 1583, Hideyoshi Toyotomi began trying to build the Osaka Castle on the site of Ishiyama Hongaji, which was suitable to inhabit a ruler.

After the death of Hideyoshi’s death, the regime moved to the Tokugawa family and the Osaka Castle fell in 1615 at Osaka Natsunokin. This heritage site was then rebuilt under the order of the second Shogun Hidetada Tokugawa, which took around 10 years. This site played a major role as the base of the Western government for the Shogun. Featuring a spectacular light-up and Japanese historical treasures, this Osaka Castle illumination displays over 3 million colorful LED lights on a 300cm long picture scroll. Don’t miss this 430-year-old edifice in Osaka.

Osaka Castle

Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:30 PM

What's not allowed

  • Large luggage, sharp metals, and food and drinks are not permitted in the castle. Only water is allowed on the premises.
  • Flash photography is not allowed in certain areas of the castle.


  • Free admission will be given to visitors with disability certificates. One companion can also be admitted for free.
  • The castle is wheelchair and stroller accessible. However, if the castle gets too crowded on a certain day, strollers will not be allowed.

Additional information

  • Guests can deposit their belongings at the entrance ticket counter at a fee of JPY100 per piece. Available from 9am to 4:30pm only (last call for pick up at 5pm).
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Osaka Castle.

  • Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

  • Landmark: Next to Miraiza Osaka-Jo shopping mall.

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