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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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  • …it is still a MUST to visit if you are in Osaka. The architecture, while it may be reconstruction (the main issue lots of people online seem to have with it), is beautiful and I found the... 
    …it is still a MUST to visit if you are in Osaka. The architecture, while it may be reconstruction (the main issue lots of people online seem to have with it), is beautiful and I found the...  more »
  • It’s really iconic and beautiful castle. I recommend this is a must visit place and take photographs. If you not interested in history and very specific to Osaka then you can skip going inside the... 
    It’s really iconic and beautiful castle. I recommend this is a must visit place and take photographs. If you not interested in history and very specific to Osaka then you can skip going inside the...  more »
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  • Amazing castle with a great museum and informational walk to accompany it. Even though it is not the original castle there are many many cool renderings inside the museum that shows how grand of a castle system it was in the past. The history of the castle is very well laid out and in English too with videos and dramatic clips to engross you in feudal Japan. The area around the castle is just beautiful and very accesible for all
  • 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!

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