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1-1, Osakajo, Chuo-ku (06) 6941-3044

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    Osaka Castle

    by o00o Updated Feb 26, 2003

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    The Osaka Castle area is central to the long history of Osaka, which was once the economic hub of all Japan. Located in the area are Osaka Castle, with its recently repaired Main Tower; Osaka Castle Park, a large park surrounding the castle, providing citizens with opportunities for recreation and the remains of the Naniwa Palace. The OBP (Osaka Business Park), a section of futuristic office buildings, is situated in the northeastern part of the area. There, visitors can enjoy communications via up-to-date media. The area also features many shops and restaurants.

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    visit Osaka jo. (Osaka castle)

    by GenkiMac Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    It's green and gold. Which is unique amongst other Japanese castles. The grounds and the walls are cool too. I was there in time for the hanami festival(cherry blossom festival) so the view from the castle of the city with cherry blossoms was lovely. The inside is not original and has been turned into a museum. I have not been inside and am not planning to but if you have the time and the interest it is probably worth it....

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    Osaka Castle - Tenshu-Kaku

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Tenshu-Kaku - The Keep (Main Tower) of Osaka Castle
    The present Keep, towering 183 ft high above the rampart is actually a replica which completed in 1931. The original structure was burned to the ground in 1665 when it was struck by lightening.

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    Osaka Castle Museum

    by Beachcomber Written Aug 24, 2002

    This castle is ancient and is blessed with that mysterious Japanese architecture. It was built in 1583. In the summer war of 1615 it was destroyed by fire. It was re-built and was completed in 1629. Inside there are cabinets full of Japanese artifacts. From the top there is a great view of osaka. The castle is surrounded by a moat and parkland.
    This is a great insight to the old Japan and is well worth a visit.

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    The Osaka-Jo castle is an...

    by Francesco-C Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Osaka-Jo castle is an impressive bulding, but it is a concrete reconstruction of the old castle. It worths a visit in ay case, there's an interesting museum inside and from the last floor the view on the surroundings is good (entry 500 yen).
    The castle is placed in the middle of a big and nice park, very beautiful in cherry-blossom season.

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    Osaka Castle

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Oct 6, 2013

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    Osaka Castle
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    Built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, one of the rival warlords attempting to unify Japan under the shogunate. Today the castle is the symbol of Osaka

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    From Toyotomi to Tokugawa to Modern Museum

    by traveldream Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Osaka Castle and Paradise Bridge

    Built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 and fell to Tokugawa forces, the castle is now a concrete museum with lift/elevator. From the top floor balcony we can see the 360 degree view to Osaka city.

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    Osaka Castle

    by AyurinHiro Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle is a must see.
    You can see Japanese traditional castle and you can go up into it .... the scenery from the top of the castle is wonderful!

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    The Castle

    by jorgblaser Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Osaka Castle, fantastic from outside, but not from inside.
    Dont except to see antiques stuff inside, everything is modern... what a pity...

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