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Historical Places in Osaka

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    Osaka Castle , Osaka
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    Built and rebuilt numerous times since 1653, Osaka Castle looms over its surrounding gardens, moats, imposing stone walls, gates, and turrets
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    For ages, the three enshrined Shinto gods at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine have protected the nation, people on sea voyages, and patrons of waka po
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    Shitennoji Temple , Tennoji
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    Visit Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, Shitennoji Temple, and enjoy a relaxing walk through its scenic grounds. Constructed in 593 CE, the tem
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    Hozenji Yokocho , Osaka
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    Taste the old days of Osaka at Hozenji Yokocho, set in a narrow stone-paved lane of the city’s bohemian quarter. An Edo-era row with gastropu
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    A symbol of the city, Osaka City Central Hall hosts many public events, such as concerts and plays. Although the central point of Osaka, the
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    Where to stay in Osaka

    The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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