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Osaka Castle

Iconic 16th-century historic fortress featuring imposing stone walls, moats, and a multi-tiered keep, known as a landmark of ancient Samurai power.

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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

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