Osaka CastleOsaka-shi, Osaka

Osaka Castle DATA
Other nameKinjo, Kinjo
castle construction1597
address1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture
telephone number06-6941-3044
Opening hours9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
closing dayDecember 28th - January 1st of the following year
Admission feeAdults 600 yen / Junior high school students and under free
Transportation access to Osaka Castle
Approximately 1 minute walk from JR Osaka Castle Park Station

HISTORYAbout Osaka Castle

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Osaka winter campSanada Maru, which caused suffering to Ieyasu
The Battle of Osaka was a battle in which Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded the Edo Shogunate, destroyed the Toyotomi family, his lord. The last war of the Sengoku period took place during the Edo period. Consists of "Osaka Winter Camp" in 1614 and "Osaka Summer Camp" in the following year.
Osaka winter camp
Osaka summer campToyotomi Soke finally falls
The battle in which Tokugawa Ieyasu destroyed the Toyotomi family was the ``Osaka no Jin'', which consisted of two battles: the ``Osaka Winter Jin'' and the ``Osaka Summer Jin''. During the Winter Siege in Osaka in 1614, both the Toyotomi and Tokugawa families were dealt a blow, but peace was concluded;
Osaka summer camp
Boshin WarThe Great War that determined the trends of the end of the Edo period and the Meiji Restoration
The Tokugawa-Edo shogunate, which had lasted for 260 years, ended with the Restoration of Imperial Government, but the Tokugawa family continued to hold power. In response, members of the new government such as the Satsuma, Choshu, and Tosa clans sided with the former shogunate in order to seize control of the government.
Boshin War

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Toyotomi HideyoshiThe most successful person in the Sengoku period
The late Muromachi period was a time when the world was in turmoil and was called the Warring States period. During the Sengoku period, there was a hero, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who rose from the dead and unified the country. Hideyoshi served Oda Nobunaga, distinguished himself from small items that could not be called samurai, and became an influential member of the Oda family.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi HideyoriThe second generation was at the mercy of the times.
As the Sengoku period progressed to the Edo period, there were many military commanders who couldn't help but think, ``What if they had been born at a different time or place?'' Toyotomi Hideyori is one of them. Born near the later years of his father, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he left home at the age of just 6 years old.
Toyotomi Hideyori
Terumoto MouriPrince of the Chugoku region
During the Sengoku period, there was a feudal lord from Aki Province (present-day Hiroshima Prefecture) in the Chugoku region who grew to become a powerful force, Motonari Mori. Mori Motonari's grandson was Terumoto Mori. Terumoto was in conflict with Oda Nobunaga, who rose to prominence in the Tokai and Kinki regions, and then with Toyota, who rose to prominence.
Terumoto Mouri
OmandokoroMother of Emperor Toyotomi Hideyoshi
The late Muromachi period was also called the Sengoku period, which was compared to the history of China. Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose through the ranks in the Oda family from a small shop to unifying the country. Hideyoshi rose from a lowly position in Owari Province to serve the Oda family. This Hideyoshi
Tokugawa HidetadaSecond Shogun of the Edo Shogunate
As time passed from the Sengoku period to the Azuchi-Momoyama period to the Edo period, the warlords changed from a world of war to a world of peace, and the rewards they received increased from land (territories) to swords and tea utensils. It was a time when views changed.
Tokugawa Hidetada
Kodaiin (Kitamandokoro/Nene)A wife who supported the nation's naked people
The late Muromachi period was a time when many parts of Japan were in turmoil and called the Warring States period. During the Sengoku period, there was a hero named Toyotomi Hideyoshi who rose from the dead and unified the country. Hideyoshi served Oda Nobunaga, and rose to prominence from a small item that could not be called a samurai.
Kodaiin (Kitamandokoro/Nene)
manifestationReligious people who opposed Oda
Buddhism was introduced in the Asuka period, and especially from the Heian period to the Kamakura period, the number of sects with teachings that were easily accepted by people increased. One of them is Jodo Shinshu. This Jodo Shinshu Honganji Temple has continued to develop through ups and downs. and

History of the Tokugawa Shogunate, whose residence was Osaka Castle

Edo Shogunatethe last samurai government
The Edo Shogunate was a samurai government established in Edo in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was appointed as the Great Shogun. It was the last of the samurai government that began in the Kamakura period, and is also called the Tokugawa shogunate because the Tokugawa family inherited the position of shogun. Also,
Edo Shogunate
Tokugawa Shogunate DATA
residenceEdo castle
old areaEdo
stone height4 million koku
main lordTokugawa family
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