Apart from the mouth-watering culinary experience it offers, Osaka Castle is, undoubtedly, the most popular landmark in Osaka and is often dubbed as the symbol of city itself. The Osaka Castle may not be the largest in Japan, but its strategic location in the heart of Japan propels the castle’s status as a hotspot for tourists. It is particularly popular with visitors during the Cherry Blossom season, which normally occurs in the first 2 weeks of April.
I was fortunate enough to steal a great deal to visit Osaka during its Cherry Blossom season. Many of the locals and tourists flocked to the castle for a picnic under the shade of the beautiful pinkish Sakura trees. The atmosphere I felt was significantly different from summer as it was a much cooler ambience. I have to say that the castle’s beauty can be admired from all angles which brought much delight to many of the picnickers in the area. I hope my gallery is able to capture the best of the castle’s scenery for your future travelling reference.
The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chrome Station along the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line.