Osaka: Osaka Castle Revisited 2018

Located in Osaka City in Osaka Prefecture, Osaka Castle is one of the most famous landmarks of Osaka Prefecture. The castle is also the most photographed as well. So far, it has hundreds of photos in Google images and also has more than 11 thousand reviews on Google maps too. 

I have been lucky to have visited Osaka Castle twice already. My first visit was in 2014 and the latest was in 2018. Ironically, I was not able to go inside the castle in both occasions. Regardless, I was still able to explore and stroll around its castle grounds with my family. (If you want to read about my diary entry article about my 2014 visit to Osaka Castle, please do click <HERE>.)
Welcome to Osaka Castle


Crowded as usual


Check out the Osakajo Honjin

Souvenirs in Osakajo Honjin

Gotta try this flavored ice

gotta familiarize myself with the castle map

Where next?

The Inui Turret

The Tamon turret


The only change that I noticed was that relocation of the souvenir shops from the Osakajo Honjin to the nearby Miraiza Osaka-jo. We did not stay long though as we have arrived late in the afternoon. My wife and I just bought a few souvenirs that we missed out during our first visit and explored the castle grounds a bit. Despite the castle being closed already, there were still a lot of people hanging out in the castle grounds. Well it's no surprise as the place is really a nice place to stroll around and bond with family and friends. 


Osaka Castle never fails to amaze...
Time for a family picture

Overall, Osaka Castle never fails to amaze. It history and beauty really draws me it. I won't get tired of revisiting it every time I'm in Osaka City.  (If you want to read my article about the castle's history please do click <HERE>.)


Getting there:

Ride the JR West, Osaka Loop Line. Board down at Osakajokoen Station and walk several blocks going to the castle.


Ratings:
Crowd
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Comments

  1. This is a fun trip. incredible pics as well, this helps alot. Ive been to vietnam and hongkong, and japan is on my list as well. thank you

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    1. Wow! I haven't been to those places yet. I would love to explore them too someday.

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  2. I relished every minute of reading this blog as it's simple writing and the experience is well put.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. =)

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  3. We are always fascinated by castles. The last memories are of the trip to Edinburgh. Osaka Castle looks so different and beautiful. Hope we get to see it soon.

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    1. Asian castles are uniquely beautiful in every way.

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  4. those photos were beautiful, thanks for sharing and a lovely post.

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  5. It's extraordinary......it's good we come to know Japan other than Disneyland.... Thanks for sharing this. Japan will forever amaze me...

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    1. Thank you reveler. Actually Japan is more than Disneyland and Osaka Castle. There are more to be explored. =)

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  6. Japan is on our bucket list, we hope to visit soon.

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    1. Would love to read about your trip Evelyn.

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  7. Wow! Japan is one of my dream country that I really want to visit. Lucky you.!

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    1. Thanks Maysz, don't lose hope. You might visit it too this year.

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  8. Wow! What a lovely post! I've always wanted to visit Japan and hopefully one of these days I will. Captivating photos!

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  9. I love the architecture, so unique and magical. I can't wait to visit Japan.

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    1. That's true. I would love to see your adventure in Japan someday.

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  10. I have always wanted to go to Japan. Your pictures are beautiful!!!

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  11. I will go Japan next year! Thanks for your tips

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  12. Osaka palace looks like a beautiful palace to explore. I would love to try the flavoured ice ;)

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    1. I agree. =) You should try it out when you visit.

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  13. I have only seen it from outside thank you so much for giving me the interior tour

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    1. Hi Mitali, I was not able to visit the interior as well. Hehehe

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  14. Seems an amazing place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. My company used to sell products from a company from Osaka and my dog name was Osaka

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