Osaka Castle

#OsakaJo (Osaka Castle) is one of the most famous historic Japanese buildings. This iconic symbol of #Osaka in the #Kansai central region held an important role in the unification of Japan during the 16th century Samurai Era.
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The current version is actually just one of many that were successively built and razed in many different historic events, beginning with the first and probably grandest sturcture by the #Toyotomi#Shogunate with its apex till the early 17th century. The castle now sits in a large park with Osaka-Jo Hall nearby.
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#Osaka-Jo castle opens 9:00am daily and is easy to reach from downtown Osaka by train and a walk in the park.
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Take either the JR Loop Line to JR Osakajokoen Station, or the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line to Tanimachi 4-Chome Station near the Otemon Gate approach to Osaka Castle.

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