1-1 Ōsakajō, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 540-0002, Japan
Osaka CastleOne of Osaka's most popular and historically important tourist attractions, Osaka Castle is located in an expansive park in the Chūō-ku ward of the bustling city. The 15-acre grounds are replete with apricot, peach, and plum gardens, more than a dozen structures, and a moat where visitors may go on boat rides. The museum, located inside the main tower, tells the story of the castle's foundations in the 16th century by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and exhibits artifacts like armor and depictions of the 1615 Summer War of Osaka. Catch great 360 views of the city from the top viewing platform, or go in the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom for even more striking vistas.