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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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  • I managed to visit 5 castles during my time in Japan and Osaka Castle was the nicest looking but had the most tourist by far. The inside was a disappointment because it is mainly just a square museum....  more »
  • Free with the Osaka Amazing pass, otherwise you have to pay to enter. Japan is full of castles and this is one of the bigger and better ones. Still, you need to be a history or architecture fan to...  more »
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