A traditional castle
Quick TipsWhen's the best time to visit? Anytime. The park is known to be beautiful year-round and even in the cold winter, there are so many people enjoying it. At night, the castle is lit up and takes on a whole different kind of beauty. It is particularly pretty during spring time when cherry blossoms bloom. Who should I go with? Anyone! this place suits children and adults alike, and going alone or going with a big group should be fine; plenty of gardens to explore, and a museum for people who are into the history and culture. Is it worth multiple visits? I think it would be worth visiting in different times of year to see the seasons changing in the gardens. Great for: a history lesson with a view, an #obligatory IG post Don't miss: the rest of the castle grounds! With 13 historical structures and several gardens, it's worth wandering around the park for a couple hours. Osaka Castle was the first thing I saw on Google Images when preparing myself for my trip to Kansai. It was only fitting that it became the first thing I stared at after arriving. It’s one of those things that is so recognizable and well-known worldwide but definitely lives up to the hype. It is the perfect place to learn about Japanese culture and history.
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