Osaka Castle

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One of the most famous sights in Osaka, Japan, is the Osaka Castle. The castle was built in 1583, ordered by the local warrior and general Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The castle since its build has been the scene of many battles over the centuries and is well known for its part in the unification of Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The castle was heavily demolished during a conflict in the 19th century but has since been rebuilt and improved. Today, it stands grandly as a landmark of the city and the nation, the castle has 15 acres of grounds that include cultural assets of the city. The castle is a popular spot in the city with a lot of tourists flocking to see the castle.

Getting there

Transport in Japan is generally very good and the castle is easily accessible through the Osaka public transport network. There are numerous subway train stations around the castle, the closest stations are ‘Osakajokoen’ on the Osaka loop line and ‘Temmabashi’ which is accessible by multiple lines. If travelling by car, there is a parking lot at ‘Osakajokoen’.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is open for the public to visit. The castle is open daily, 9am-5pm with the last admission at 4.30pm. Admission to the castle is set at 600yen per person.

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  • 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
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