Golden Japanese-Style Boat Osaka-jo GOZABUNE

Hideyoshi's golden sightseeing boat - reproducing the 400-year history of Suito (aqua metropolis)

Hideyoshi's golden sightseeing boat - reproducing the 400-year history of Suito (aqua metropolis)

The Osaka-jo GOZABUNE(Osaka Castle Pleasure Boat), which first sailed in the spring of 2015, is a handmade reproduction of “”Hououmaru””, the boat made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japan’s second greatest unifier, which was depicted in “”Toyotomi-ki Osaka Zubyobu””, a screen painting of Osaka during the rule to Toyotomi. In order to represent the gorgeous Azuchimomoyama time period, approximately 3000 sheets of gold were used per boat.
The stone walls of the Honmaruhigashi region were said to be Japan’s most impregnable. When viewing the stone wall and Tenshukaku (the main tower of the Osaka Castle) from the moat, you will definitely be overwhelmed by its presence.
Services will be suspended during February, but will resume operation from March 1. With the feeling of a world conqueror like Toyotomi, please enjoy the Osaka Castle tour from the glittering golden ship.

Information

Address
2 Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka-City, Osaka 540-0002
Access
15-minute walk from Temmabashi Station (Subway Tanimachi Line) (Keihan)
10-minute walk from Osakajokoen station (JR Loop Line)
10-minute walk from Osaka Business Park Station (Subway Nagahori- Tsurumiryokuchi Line)
20-minute walk from Tanimachi 4-Chome (Subway Tanimachi Line, Chuo Line)
15-minute walk from Morinomiya Station( JR Loop Line) (Subway Chuo Line)
Phone
06-6314-3773 (Public Relations Osaka-jo GOZABUNE)
Hours
10:00 - 16:50 (the final departure)
※approximately 20 minute ride, the boat leaves every ten minutes (3 boat system) (maximum capacity of 16 persons)
Holidays
Closed at the end of the year & New Year's holiday (12/18-1/3)
※Service may be suspended depending on the weather conditions
※The number of boats are subject to change depending on the number of passengers.
Admission
Adult: 1,500 yen (tax included)/ Child: 750 yen (tax included)
< Special fare for customers over 65 years of age> 1,000 yen (tax included)
※Children of elementary school ages or younger must be accompanied by a guardian.
Website
https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/golden-wasen-osaka-castle-gozabune