This Is the Perfect Spot From Which to Take Photos of Osaka Castle

And they serve amazing BBQ to boot!

Inside MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO, 1-1 Osaka-jo, Chuo Ward, Osaka Prefecture
Contact: +81-6-6941-7100
Open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
How to get there: It’s a 13-minute walk from Tanimachiyonchome Station.

Finding the perfect spot to take photos of Osaka Castle from can be a challenge, especially during the peak seasons, but from March 1 to October 10, you can go to BLUE BIRDS ROOF TOP TERRACE, a BBQ restaurant located at the rooftop of the historical MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO.

Here, you can indulge in barbecued meat and seafood as well as an appetizer buffet while overlooking Osaka Castle and the nearby buildings in the city. With its popularity, it’s specially packed during weekends.

The BBQ menu offers premium chicken, two types of umami beef, garlic shrimp, scallops, and other seafood. Grilled rice balls are also available.There are three types of BBQ sauce and a variety of appetizers to choose from. Beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks are also included. 

The BBQ meal consists of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood.

Local ingredients are used to make the appetizers, which are served buffet style.

Try the octopus and celery marinated in tomato salsa.

There are seven types of all-you-can-eat appetizers.

Free drinks are included.

Overlooking Osaka Castle

There are three types of seats to choose from depending on your budget. Avail the Special Seat, and you can also enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and an unparalleled view of the castle right in front of you. You can even see Ikomayama in the distance. The Standard and Relax Seats aren’t as close to the castle, but they still have a great view of the city.

The Special Seat (¥8,000) requires reservation. There are a total of 90 special seats available.


The chef will cook your food right in front of you if you avail the special seat.

There are a total of 96 luxurious Relax Seats (¥6,000) available.

There are a total of 216 Standard Seats available (¥4,980).

Try to reserve seats as night falls. You can enjoy the sunset’s beautiful gradiation from red to yellow to blue.

The Osaka Castle lights up at night.

The night view of Osaka City is so beautiful, and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Indirect lighting sets the mood for those sitting in the Relax Seats.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (23 April 2018)

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