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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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  • nice area surrounding with a moat and park. seems to always be something going on, especially with its proximity to the city and stadium. the castle exterior is beautiful. interior, although remade... 
    nice area surrounding with a moat and park. seems to always be something going on, especially with its proximity to the city and stadium. the castle exterior is beautiful. interior, although remade...  more »
  • This is the second castle I've been to in Japan. The first one was Himeji Castle. Based on that, I went in expecting Osaka Castle to have a more original interior like Himeji Castle but was... 
    This is the second castle I've been to in Japan. The first one was Himeji Castle. Based on that, I went in expecting Osaka Castle to have a more original interior like Himeji Castle but was...  more »
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  • A very beautiful castle. One of the historical sites in Osaka you should visit. Easy access by subway. There is also a famous shrine next to the castle. Japanese people would visit the shrine almost every day for good luck and health. The shrine would be especially busy during the New Year 29 Dec to 4 Jan.
  • A great landmark to stroll around, the outer walls are particularly grand. It costs ¥600 for adults to go inside the main tower, but kids go free. The modern interior makes for an easy visit, but it does feel a bit like a hotel at times.

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