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Osaka Castle

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Historical Architecture
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Open Open from 9:00am-6:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-4 hours
Address: 1-1 Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002

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Located in the center of Osaka, Osaka Castle is a major landmark of Osaka. It is also listed as one of the three famous castles in Japan's history together with Nagoya Castle and Kumamoto Castle. The Osaka Castle is divided into inner, middle, and outer castles (i.e., Honmaru, Ninomaru, Sannomaru). The magnificent city gate, the steep walls and the wide moats inside and outside are very spectacular. The pavilion also overlooks the streetscape around Osaka Castle. In the parks of the castle, plum blossoms and cherry blossoms bloom in their respective seasons, and they are famous places to enjoy plum and cherry blossoms in Osaka.
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Getting Around

By Subway: Take the JR Loop Line and get off at Morinomiya Station or Osaka Castle Park Station. Take the JR Tozai Line and get off at Osaka Castle North Station.
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The castle tower of Osaka Castle is a great sight at night. The tower and grounds are illuminated from sunset through the night. This is an ideal photography enthusiast destination. The castle tower at Osaka Castle provides foreign language historical information and maps for tourists from all countries.
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