Osaka Castle was a part during the Japanese unification on the 16th-17th centuries. In 1614-1615, was held the Osaka Battle where Toyotomis felt and Tokugawas totally established their autority as Shoguns of Japan. There are lots of Historical remains in the park and around. Nearby, we can visit the Osaka Museum of History, which teaches us about Osakan History from its beginning to nowaday. We also can visit nearby the remains of the Palace of Naniwa, which dates from the 7th century.
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There are many places around Osaka castle, not so well known but which deserve to make a stop. It is interesting to stop there before visiting the castle. As its name suggests, it traces the history of Osaka from its origins to today.
The capital of Japan was not fixed during its protohistory. Capitales turned in the region, especially in Nara neighborhood and sometimes, Osaka under its old name of "Naniwa". Here we have Naniwa Palace remains which is nowadays a park where people like to walk, to rest and to have good time. Of course, remains are explained and we can know more about Osaka and Japan History.
Osaka Castle Park is around the castle and have many historical remains. We go out Morinomiya Station and head up to the park.
We arrive near the water pit. Here, we can know more about how Japanese castles were defended.
We arrive near the Huge stone at Kyobashiguchi entrance where we can know more about how Japanese castles were built.
We will visit the tomb of Toyotomi Hideyori, unlucky castle master who were defeated during the Osaka battle (1615).
Osaka Castle is a close replica of the original castle. Inside, it is a museum about samurais and the siege of Osaka (1614-1615).
Miraiza is a building near Osaka Castle. Here, we can buy souvenirs, have some Japanese snacks or food and know more about this castle's History.
Morinomiya Station, 3B Exit
Osaka Castle is famous all around the World and is a symbol of the city and of Japan. In this tour, we visit it outside then enter it.
- Osaka Museum of History entrance: 600JPY/person
- Osaka Castle entrance: 600JPY/person
- Lunch: around 2,000 JPY/person
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