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Osaka Castle, Osaka

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Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets. Take the elevator up to the observation deck on the castle’s eighth floor, or wander the garden between the complex’s many structures, stopping in the tea house for a snack. The castle, originally intended to help with the unification of Japan, was captured and changed hands over a dozen times. Visit the museum within to learn more about the castle’s history. Before you head to Osaka, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Osaka route planner, to make sure you see all that Osaka has to offer, including Osaka Castle.
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  • The castle is a short distance from Namba and very easy to get to by train. The surrounding gardens are full of plumb blossom trees. It's such a peaceful and beautiful garden. It costs nothing to go.....  more »
  • Not realy a castle. Has been rebuilt internally and is really a museum. Lots of stairs but has a disabled lift. Intersting historical exhibits.Large grounds.  more »
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