Tanimachi Yonchome Station is a railway station of the Osaka Municipal Subway located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan, and the station is also called "Tani Yon".LinesOsaka Municipal SubwayTanimachi Line (T23)Chūō Line (C18)LayoutThere are two side platforms with two tracks for the Tanimachi Line on the second basement, and two side platforms with two tracks for the Chūō Line over the Tanimachi Line. Passages are located between the south of the platforms for the Tanimachi Line and the west of the platforms for the Chūō Line.Tanimachi LineChūō LineSurroundingsNHK Osaka Broadcasting StationOsaka Museum of HistoryOsaka Prefectural Government BuildingOsaka Prefecturel Police Head BuildingOsaka CastleNational Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital
Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.DescriptionThe main tower of Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one square kilometer. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from attackers.The castle grounds, which cover approximately 60000m2, contain thirteen structures that have been designated as important cultural assets by the Japanese government, including: Ote-mon GateSakura-mon GateIchiban-yagura TurretInui-yagura TurretRokuban-yagura TurretSengan TurretTamon TurretKinmeisui WellKinzo StorehouseEnshogura Gunpowder MagazineThree sections of castle wall all located around Otemon GateHistoryIn 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple of Ishiyama Hongan-ji. The basic plan was modeled after Azuchi Castle, the headquarters of Oda Nobunaga. Toyotomi wanted to build a castle that mirrored Oda's, but surpassed it in every way: the plan featured a five-story main tower, with three extra stories underground, and gold leaf on the sides of the tower to impress visitors. In 1585 the Inner donjon was completed. Toyotomi continued to extend and expand the castle, making it more and more formidable to attackers. In 1597 construction was completed and Hideyoshi died. Osaka Castle passed to his son, Toyotomi Hideyori.
is a Shinto shrine on a hill named in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan. It is notable for being the possible location of a legendary tunnel used during the 17th century Siege of Osaka.HistoryThe temple is said to have been built in the 5th century AD, during the reign of Emperor Hanzei. In the past it was also known as Himeyama Shrine, but has become more commonly known as the Sanko Shrine of Mt. Sanada. According to the shrine's history, the current head priest is the 86th head in the shrine's lineage.GroundsThere is a statue of Sanada Yukimura on the grounds in recognition of the belief that the area is the location of the Sanada Maru, a fortification defended by the Toyotomi clan during the 1614 Winter Campaign of the Siege of Osaka. Within the grounds of the shrine is the opening of a tunnel, the "Sanada-no Nuke-ana", that is said to have connected the Sanada Maru to Osaka Castle during the siege. The number of worshippers visiting the shrine has increased dramatically since the shrine has been featured in the 2016 NHK taiga drama Sanada Maru. However, recent research by, Professor of Archeology and President of Nara University, concluded that the Sanada Maru was likely located several hundred metres away from the shrine. Senda further found that the tunnel on the shrine's grounds is not the legendary passage, but more likely a trench dug by the attacking Maeda forces.