The Osaka castle (Osaka-jo) was built in 1586 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi on the site of a former Buddhist temple in Osaka. The castle was continuously expanded and restaurated over the centuries. Nowadays it lies in the heart of Osaka, surrounded by a park. The picturesque white central tower was reconstructed in 1931. The castle is sometimes used by couples for photo shoots.

01 Moat and wall 02 Castle park 03 Japanese woman wearing kimono 04 Japanese couple wearing kimonos 05 Park and central tower
06 Chrysanthemum flowers 07 Park and central tower 08 Central tower 09 Central tower 10 Rampart and moat
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