Our short stint at Osaka, Japan left hubby and I just a little time to explore the beautiful city. Having no definite plans in mind but swing anything by, the locals pointed out that Osaka Castle is just nearby and it is worth a visit. The locals were right, the castle is a jewel even at night. However, we arrived a bit late and did not dare to go inside the Main Tower of the castle without having the certainty of being locked inside or not. We will probably add Osaka to our list of cities to visit again.

It is worth mentioning that Osaka Castle grounds contain thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government.

Osaka Castle 大坂城 in  Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
Osaka Castle 大坂城 in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
Osaka Castle 大坂城 with the city lights in the background in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 with the city lights in the background in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka Castle 大坂城 at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
The pathway to Osaka Castle 大坂城  at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
The pathway to Osaka Castle 大坂城 at night in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Sakura Gate (桜門) with the Central Tower of Osaka Castle 大坂城 visible in the background in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Sakura Gate (桜門) with the Central Tower of Osaka Castle 大坂城 visible in the background in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan.

 

Virtual tour of Osaka Castle below:

 

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