Osaka Castle : The Legendary Palace of Osaka, Japan
Among modern building in Osaka, Japan, there is a magnificent palace tourist favorite named Osaka Castle. Historic buildings from the Edo period, it looks ancient, like the original first. Traveled to Osaka, certainly not forget to visit Osaka Castle. Quoted by Extendcreative.com on Osaka Castle’s official website on Monday (9/22/2014), it stands a striking historic castle right in the middle of the city of Osaka.
Granite stone walls stood firm around Osaka Castle is surrounded by a large water channel. Its function is as a defensive wall built by the Tokugawa shogunate remained visible, although its function has not to banish enemies like the old days. Historically, before becoming the Osaka Castle, in 1496, established a temple called Honganji Temple. It was only when Nobunaga Oda intends to unify throughout Japan, the battle occurred. Nobunaga win, mastering Honganji Temple, and burned in 1580.
After Nobunaga Oda was killed in 1582 in Honnōji Temple, power moved to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Intend to continue Nobunaga’s ambition to unify Japan, he started the construction of Osaka Castle in 1583. In 1629, Osaka Castle has been fully completed. However, the Meiji Restoration to World War II re-damaging the original structure of the Osaka Castle. Then in 1955 the Osaka Castle gained recognition as a “Special Historic Site” by the Japanese government.
Now, Osaka Castle which was once a symbol of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, turned into a symbol of Osaka City. Osaka Castle became a popular tourist spot among foreign tourists and Japanese tourists themselves.