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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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  • The art of pass of urban modernism to the picturesque character of a Japan has two faces. We're almost surprised a haven of greenery at the bend of a boulevard. It's our first visual contact with a beautiful and surprising architecture. Must visit
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  • Click here to see the night view of Osaka's popular spot Osaka Castle! Change the flavor so with raised white in the darkness and see a view from on high from the Osaka Castle Osaka Castle's daytime and looks very good. Its location is near into tenmabashi station OMM building rooftop Observatory. And what is free. Up to the 21st floor in the elevator from the hall outside location. Wrong, not to go to the shop!
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  • Located in Osaka close to Temmabashi subway station. The original castle site dates back to 16th Century and the existing structures are mostly restorations done in early 1930s. The castle site is wel...  more »
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  • Very amazing castle one of my personal favourites. You might ask yourself is it worth going to the top and yes it is. You learn lots of cool things inside and get to see some nice armour and swords! Highly recommended if you are in the city.
  • Probably the most historic place in Osaka. A good walk from the Tanimachiyonchome station even on a cold day. Entrance fee is reasonable (600 yen). There's a very nice view of the whole town from the castle's observation deck. And the displays at every floor provide accounts of the castle's history and those of the figures involved. Definitely a must for Osaka visitors.
  • A very long walk to the caslte but thank goodness for the beautiful weather...the walk in was pleasant. We took pictures at every corner we turn! The highlight was the view of the castle itself. We were there just before sunset and it was the most beautiful time to view the castle.
  • Very historical place to check out in Osaka. You can spend a few hours here checking out the castle and the sites. Inside the castle is a museum that has a fee, but it isn't much. Lots of cool stuff inside the museum. There's lots of floors and you can check out the view on the top of the castle.
  • Great place, really enjoyed it and it's not to expensive at 600 yen. I would recommend seeing it in the afternoon, the light reflecting of the building is amazing. Inside is basically rebuilt so what your really going for is the outside, the view from the top and park around it.

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Where to stay in Osaka

The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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