AJT Logo

Kansai | Osaka | Osaka City

Osaka Castle

SHARE
View
Saved
Tours
View
Saved
Tours
Reserve
Tours
Search
Tours

Osaka Castle

Construction of Osaka Castle (大阪城, Osakajo) started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the center of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest castle at the time. However, a few years after Hideyoshi's death, Tokugawa troops attacked and destroyed the castle and terminated the Toyotomi lineage in 1615. Osaka Castle was rebuilt by Tokugawa Hidetada in the 1620s, but its main castle tower was struck by lightning in 1665 and burnt down.

It was not until 1931 that the present ferro-concrete reconstruction of the castle tower was built. During the war it miraculously survived the city wide air raids. Major repair works gave the castle new glamor in 1997. After remodeling, castle tower now houses an informative museum about the castle's history and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The castle tower is surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, impressive stone walls and moats. The Nishinomaru Garden, encompassing the former "western citadel", is a lawn garden with 600 cherry trees, a tea house, the former Osaka Guest House and nice views of the castle tower from below.



Attraction Included Tours

×

Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

1 2 3 4 >> see all
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour | Luxury        

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer
120 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jun 2, 2024 Sat. Jun 8, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 16, 2024 Sat. Jun 22, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 30, 2024 Sat. Jul 6, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 6, 2024 Fri. Jul 12, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Sat. Jul 20, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 28, 2024 Sat. Aug 3, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. Aug 8, 2024 Wed. Aug 14, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Sat. Aug 24, 2024 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 2, 2025 Sun. Jun 8, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Sat. Jun 21, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 29, 2025 Sat. Jul 5, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 6, 2025 Sat. Jul 12, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 13, 2025 Sat. Jul 19, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 27, 2025 Sat. Aug 2, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Thu. Aug 14, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 17, 2025 Sat. Aug 23, 2025 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 14, 2026 Sat. Jun 20, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 28, 2026 Sat. Jul 4, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 6, 2026 Sun. Jul 12, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Sat. Jul 18, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 26, 2026 Sat. Aug 1, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Aug 8, 2026 Fri. Aug 14, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Sat. Aug 22, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 30, 2026 Sat. Sep 5, 2026 US $2998.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)

Group Tour | Luxury        

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
120 reviews

7 Days 6 Nights | from US $2998.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect introduction for first time visitors with limited time.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jun 10, 2024 Sun. Jun 16, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 24, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 22, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Aug 26, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jun 10, 2025 Mon. Jun 16, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 23, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 21, 2025 Sun. Jul 27, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Aug 25, 2025 Sun. Aug 31, 2025 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 8, 2026 Sun. Jun 14, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 22, 2026 Sun. Jun 28, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 20, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Aug 3, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Aug 24, 2026 Sun. Aug 30, 2026 US $2998.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion 
Summer Festival

Group Tour | Luxury        

The Golden Route Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Gion Summer Festival
120 reviews

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $3398.00

Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
The must see sights of Tokyo & Kyoto...plus Gion Summer Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Jul 15, 2024 Mon. Jul 22, 2024 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Tue. Jul 15, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Jul 15, 2026 Wed. Jul 22, 2026 US $3398.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)

Group Tour | Luxury        

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse)
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Jun 7, 2024 Sun. Jun 16, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 21, 2024 Sun. Jun 30, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 19, 2024 Sun. Jul 28, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 23, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 5, 2026 Sun. Jun 14, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jun 7, 2025 Mon. Jun 16, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 20, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 18, 2025 Sun. Jul 27, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 22, 2025 Sun. Aug 31, 2025 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jun 19, 2026 Sun. Jun 28, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 17, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Jul 31, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Aug 21, 2026 Sun. Aug 30, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 30, 2026 Tue. Sep 8, 2026 US $4198.00 Osaka Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Japan Tour Summer

Group Tour | Luxury        

Best of Japan Tour Summer
103 reviews

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $4198.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Kotohira / Takamatsu / Kobe
Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jun 2, 2024 Tue. Jun 11, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 16, 2024 Tue. Jun 25, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 30, 2024 Tue. Jul 9, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Jul 6, 2024 Mon. Jul 15, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Tue. Jul 23, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Tue. Aug 27, 2024 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jun 2, 2025 Wed. Jun 11, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Tue. Jun 24, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 29, 2025 Tue. Jul 8, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 6, 2025 Tue. Jul 15, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 13, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 17, 2025 Tue. Aug 26, 2025 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 14, 2026 Tue. Jun 23, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jun 28, 2026 Tue. Jul 7, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. Jul 6, 2026 Wed. Jul 15, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Tue. Jul 21, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 26, 2026 Tue. Aug 4, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Tue. Aug 25, 2026 US $4198.00 Tokyo Osaka Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
1 2 3 4 >> see all