Osaka Castle is one of the famous attractions in Osaka, Japan.
We took the Metro Train going to Tanimachi 4-chrome Subway Station. From the station, you need to walk across the Osaka Museum of History.
From the Museum you will also be directed to the South Outer Most Moat.
We went to the left side going to the Sangan-Yagura Turret and entered the Otemon Gate. The Otemon Gate is the gateway going to Nishinomaru Garden and the Former Osaka Guest House.
From the Garden, we walked to the Sakuramon Gate.
The Osaka Castle was built in 1583 but was destroyed 13 years later. Under Toyotomi rule, the castle was one of the largest castles and under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was intended to unified Japan.
It was rebuilt again in the 1620s under Tokugawa Hidetada after they eliminated the lineage of Toyotomi. The main castle was struck by a lightning and was burnt down in 1665.
There was a reconstruction in 1931. And the castle was modernized in 1997. The castle house a museum about the castle’s history during the Toyotomi Hideyoshi rule.
Above the castle, you can also see a 360 degrees view of the different moats of the castle and the gardens.
You can also view the modern Osaka skyline and buildings.
We went to the side of the castle and found the Gokurakabashi Bridge.
There’s also a boat tour around the castle.
We then spent our time in the Plum Garden to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
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