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Osaka castle, one of the most popular to visit in Japan. The original dates from the 16th century and had a main role in the unification of Japan.
Nowadays and after many restorations, is a museum about the history of the caslte and the facts that surrounded it for centuries.
My favourite part of all is this quote “In 1660, lightning ignited the gunpowder warehouse and the resulting explosion set the castle on fire. In 1665, lightning struck and burnt down the main tower.”
What are the odds of just in 5 years that the castle gets struck by lightning?
Reconstructed as a museum, it’s possible at Osaka castle to get a view of the city from the top, learn about the castle and city history, and buy some souvenirs.