Although I've lived in the Kansai region for many years and visited the Osaka Castle Hall to see concerts on various occasions, I'd never visited the castle itself. This time, I made up my mind to see it with my own eyes and explore its vast grounds inside and out with my own legs. I stayed at the Westin Osaka, which is located near JR Osaka Station, from which I started off my journey to visit the castle for the first time in my life. This is the step-by-step guide to exploring Osaka Castle and the Osaka Castle Park. The first leg of my journey begins at JR Osaka Station. If you follow my footsteps, I can guarantee that you won't miss anything important! For the rest of my journey, please refer to the links below.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.