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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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  • Everything regarding the castle is worth visiting. Park surrounding the castle, inner circle, garden, rooftop view, nearby restaurants.. I truly believe that Osaka castle is a must if you’re visiting....  more
    Everything regarding the castle is worth visiting. Park surrounding the castle, inner circle, garden, rooftop view, nearby restaurants.. I truly believe that Osaka castle is a must if you’re visiting....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The ancient and modern feeling is mixed within the atmosphere of this castle. I feel like I traveled back in time when inside the perimeter, but the skyline beyond the castle that I can see is the thing that keeping me connected to the present day. Amazing structure from centuries ago and a really cool complex to spend your time!
  • This is probably one of the main landmarks in Osaka. The space of the park is very large and the environment is so refreshing. There are some restuarants and souvenir shops as well. I visited here during a sunny winter day. I think spring is the best time to visit the castle.

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