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Osaka Castle (大阪城天守閣)

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Osaka Castle was built by the Imperial Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi between 1583 and 1598. The castle was built on a magnificent scale, but was destroyed just 17 years later after the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the destruction of the Toyotomi clan in the Siege of Osaka in 1615. Thereafter, the castle was rebuilt by the Tokugawa shogunate under the command of Todo Takatora but was once again lost due to a fire caused by a lightning strike. The current castle tower is the third generation to stand here and was completed in 1931 through donations from local citizens. The interior of the castle is a history museum and visitors can enjoy information about the history of Osaka Castle and dioramas. The castle was registered as a national Tangible Cultural Property in 1997.

Details

Hours
9:00-17:00 (until Latest entry 16:30)
Closed
New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/1)
Fees
Adults 600 yen, Junior High School Students or less Free * Junior High School Students require proof of necessity (such as a student notebook)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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