A symbol of resilience

Osaka Castle Park


Osaka Castle is greatly intertwined with the history of the unification of Japan and like many castles, it has seen seen its fair share of calamity caused by natural disasters and political strife.

Originally built in the late 16th century, Osaka Castle was destroyed as a result of war in the early 17th century. Rebuilt not long after, much of the castle was lost to fire several decades later. Up until the Meiji Restoration (1868), the castle and its outer buildings existed in varying states of disrepair until a reconstruction effort was completed in the 1930s. Unfortunately, WWII and several calamities took their toll on the castle, and the entire compound again fell into disrepair.

Finally in 1997, the brilliant concrete reconstruction of Osaka Castle that exists today was completed. Perhaps the most visited site in the city, the castle’s mere presence adds a an unmistakable elegance to its center.

Access: From JR Osaka Station, take the JR Osaka Loop Line to JR Osaka-jo Koen Station.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee