Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Osaka

Osaka is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Osaka one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Osaka is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Osaka or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Osaka. Explore the historical monuments of Osaka with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Osaka guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Osaka page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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  1. Osaka Castle

    #1 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Osaka Castle

    Tags: Park, Castle

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

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The castle looms over this 2 kilometres square park. Aside from the 600 cherry trees in Nishinomaru Garden that make it one of Japan's Top 100 hanami parks, there are hundreds of trees that make the p...Read more

  2. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    #2 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045, Osaka Prefecture

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrines. It was founded in the 3rd century. This was before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan and hence the shrine has a unique style...Read more

  3. Shinsekai

    #3 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Shinsekai

    Tags: Cafe, Club, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Shinsekai is a district in Osaka known for its vibrant night life, its restaurants and its pleasure houses. At the district's centre stands Tsutenkaku Tower. The area was developed into its current la...Read more

  4. Midosuji Sculpture Street

    #4 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Midosuji Sculpture Street

    Tags: Walking Area, Streets

    Address: Midosuji Street, Area from Kita-ku to Chuo-ku, Osaka City

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Midosuji Street is Osaka's main road stretching approximately 4 kilometres. It was opened in the year 1937. With around 800 ginkgo trees and quaint buildings, a walk down the Midosuji Street is a visu...Read more

  5. Osaka City Central Public Hall

    #5 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Osaka City Central Public Hall

    Tags: Architecture , Hall

    Address: Japan, 〒530-0005 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 北区中之島1丁目1−27

    Timings: 09:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    The Neo-Renaissance style architecture of this elegant and solemn looking building, with columns and domed towers and red brick color, makes it stand out starkly in Osaka's usually modern landscape. I...Read more

  6. Korea Town

    #6 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Korea Town

    Tags: Streets

    Address: 4 Chome-5-15 Momodani, Ikuno Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 544-0031, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A little way south east of Tsuruhashi station is a 300 metre long street. The entrance is marked by a gate with a sign that says 'Korea Town'. Walk in, and you're instantly inside the heart of what is...Read more

  7. Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

    #7 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Streets

    Address: 2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka 530-0041

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine was founded in the 10th century. It is one of the most important shrines in Japan that is devoted to the Shinto deity Sugawara Michizane. The shrine is well k...Read more

  8. Tennoji Park

    #8 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Tennoji Park

    Tags: Museum, Park, Botanical Garden, Statue

    Address: 1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 543-0063, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Tennoji Park is a botanical garden in Osaka. It features many statues made with wires and covered with beautiful flowers. Located next to Tennoji Station, the Park is an urban oasis. It was opened...Read more

  9. Takimikoji

    #9 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Takimikoji

    Tags: Outdoors, Streets

    Address: 1 Chome-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 531-0076, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This alley is one of Osaka's hidden gems. For one, it has been made to look like it was still in the early Showa period - the 1920s. Stepping in here is like stepping through time. Charming enough in ...Read more

  10. Mount Tenpo

    #10 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Mount Tenpo

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Memorial

    Address: Mount Tenpō 3 Chome-2 Chikkō Minato-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 552-0021 Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    To call this 4.53 metre high mount a mountain is a bit of a joke, but the name has stuck, thanks to a technicality in Japan's topographical mapping system. It's not even a natural feature, but a man m...Read more

  11. Osaka International Peace Centre

    #11 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Osaka International Peace Centre

    Tags: Observatory, War Memorial, Exhibition , Natural History Museum

    Address: 2-1 Osaka Castle Park, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Osaka International Peace Centre aka Peace Osaka is a museum that documents the horrors of World War II. The permanent exhibition displays photographs and documents related to the war, highlightin...Read more

  12. Osaka Cathedral Of Tamatsukuri Of Saint Mary

    #12 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Osaka Cathedral Of Tamatsukuri Of Saint Mary

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: 2 Chome-24-22 Tamatsukuri Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 540-0004 Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The first cathedral here was called the St. Agnes cathedral when it was built in 1894. After it was totally razed in the WWII bombings, and had to be rebuilt twice before the building you see today wa...Read more

  13. Horikawa Ebisu Shrine

    #13 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Horikawa Ebisu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: 5 Chome-4-17 Nishitenma, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0047, Japan

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Thought the original structure was built in the 6th century, and moved to this location in the 13th, the bombings of WWII completely destroyed the temple. The building you see here today was completed...Read more

  14. Kodu Shrine

    #14 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Kodu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Yubinbango542-0072, 1 Chome-1-29 Kozu, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0072, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This shrine is thought to have been built in the 9th century on the orders of  Emperor Seiwa. Moved to this location in the 16th century, the shrine was entirely destroyed by the WWII bombings. I...Read more

  15. Tachibana Street

    #15 of 20 Historical Places in Osaka
    Tachibana Street

    Tags: Walking Area, Streets

    Address: Minamihorie Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0015 Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Back in the Edo days this used to be furniture street. During Meiji times it gained a reputation for antiques. Today, this 800 meter long street has all that AND a plethora of boutiques, interior deco...Read more

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