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Visiting Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle, or Ōsaka-jō, lies in the Chuo ward and is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The castle was built in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who wanted to model it on Azuchi Castle, but make it even grander and more vast. He made it so grand, in fact, that the tall turrets have been… Continue reading Visiting Osaka Castle