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Explore Osaka: Osaka Castle



Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. Known previously as Ozakajo, it is one of Japan's most popular castles, and it had a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

The castle is located on a parcel of land more or less one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfall supported by sheer walls of cut rock, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five floors on the outside and eight floors on the inside, and built on a tall stone foundation to defend its occupants from sword-bearing attackers. Inside the castle is a museum that documents Toyotomi Hideyoshi's life and the history of the castle.

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