Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. Not only that, as a large city, Osaka is also the gateway to the land of the rising sun, being the second most popular international airport after Tokyo. It has a wide range of attractions that are not to be missed, one of the most famous being Osaka Castle or Osaka-jo in Japanese. The castle was built in 1583 and is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan. Being in the center of town, it is very accessible.
In September I took the time to see and experience the grandeur of this castle. The grounds were very spacious, being lined with cherry trees which would be stunning during spring. When I visited in late Summer the weather was sunny and dense green foliage surrounded the castle. Admission to the castle is 600 yen, with the ticket counter open from 8:30 until 17:00. From the outside, this magnificent building looks beautiful and authentic, but once inside you can see a modern exhibition. I recommend you to go up to the top floor to see a panoramic view of Osaka city.
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