Ultimate Guide to Osaka Castle: 01

From JR Osaka St. to East Outer Moat of Osaka Castle

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

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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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

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.