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Osaka Castle – one of Japan’s most famous landmarks

The famous Osaka Castle in Japan is our Astig Place of the Month! Osaka is one of the most famous tourist landmarks and is home to a vibrant night life as well as a being the best restaurants in the country. In fact, many Japanese will attest to the food in Osaka being among the best in all of Japan.

Castles are symbols of power, and though they are believed to have originated in Europe, you can find equally impressive castles in Japan. In 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple of Ishiyama Hongan-jiOsaka Castle is a classical Japanese castle, featuring many elements associated with feudal Japanese castle architecture.  It is thought to have played a key part in uniting Japan during the Azuchi-Momoyama era. Osaka Castle is flocked by tourists during spring because it is fringed by 600 plus cherry trees. Adding up to its allure are the utterly helpful and disciplined Japanese. Moreover, the castle is open to the public and is easily accessible from Osakajōkōen Station on the JR West Osaka Loop Line. It is a popular spot during festival seasons, and especially during the cherry blossom seasons.

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