Japan Osaka Osaka
Historical landmark in Japan's cultural hub; a magnificent fortress with a traditional Japanese design and surrounded by a lush green moat.
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Only a handful of castles still stand in Japan, and Osaka castle has the awesome luxury of being housed in the middle of a bustling city, allowing you to feel and experience a fantastic clash of eras. As you stand with your back to the castle and gaze over the cityscape, you’ll forget there’s an ancient palace towering over you from behind. Turn around and get ready to be blown away.
WillHarris 2 years ago
Here you can explore the vast grounds surrounding Osaka castle. Often there will be little stalls offering traditional food on the grounds. The Osaka Castle grounds are a popular spot for Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing), cotton-candy pink trees line the grounds thoroughly. On the inside of the castle, there is a museum, as well as a spectacular view accessible from the top.
madeleineray 3 years ago
A central aspect of Japanese history, Osaka castle embodies ancient Japanese architecture and design. The surrounding park area lights up in the spring with pale pink cherry blossoms and street food vendors lining the paved walkways.
steve 3 years ago
Osaka Castle Lists
- madeleineray (Madeleine Ray) Enjoy the center of Kansai culture, with the tasty world-famous Takoyaki available on every block, amazing shopping, and an enormous castle. Osaka is a city south of Tokyo that offers a completely different but equally amazing experience to the capital. This list gathers some of the best experiences that I had when visiting Osaka several times while living in Tokyo, these activities are truly unique to the Osakan culture and should be at the top of your to-do list.
- brandonjosephmills (Brandon Mills)
- steve (Steven Rabkin) These expertly-conserved medieval fortresses act as time machines for anyone who visits. Whether you are seeking ghostly encounters in the British countryside or an elaborate palace in the city of Budapest, here are some of the most fascinating medieval castles with rich and mysterious history from around the world.
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