Even though the second Tokugawa's generalissimo had reconstructed the castle in 1630, the Main Tower was destroyed by lightning strike only after 35 years later. Finally in 1931, Osaka public efforts and enthusiasm made the construction of the Main Tower come true. So the castle looks modern now and the inside of the castle is operated as a museum. But do not disappoint, there are still interesting displays in the castle.
Let's go to the observation deck. You can look Osaka's nice view with Shachigawara, "Roof tile in the form of a legendary killer whale." A pair of golden shachi-gawara embellished the top roof of the main tower of Osaka Castle. The height is 2m19cm and 400kg. The castle is covered by moats and green, and cherry blossoms in spring. Hideyoshi probably had enjoyed the same view from here.
The museum has miniatures of hot fighting "The Summer War of Osaka" 1/20 scale. At this time, we already had guns, but many warriors fought with spears.
Open Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Opening hours are extended during certain
periods in spring and summer.
Admission: JPY600 per adult