Monday, August 14, 2017
Day 4 - Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe Trip 2017 - Osaka Castle
After lunch, our first sightseeing in Osaka must be the famous Osaka Castle. The recommended approach to Osaka Castle is through Otemon Gate at the park's southwestern corner. The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chrome Station along the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line. Osaka Castle is only 2 stations away from our hotel(10 mins) but we need to change subway train in between. From our hotel at Nagahoribashi (K16), we need to take the Sakaisuji Line(K) and change at Sakaisuji Hommachi (K15)(C17) and from here need to transfer to Chuo Line (C) to Tanimachi 4-chrome Station (C18). So is always easier to remember the Alphabet and number of the station instead of the long name haha. It was a very very hot day (temperature around 35 degrees celsius) and it was suppose to be the raining season. (Throughout our entire trip, we encountered 2 raining days, 2 very hot days and the rest were nice and cloudy days.) Admission to the grounds of Osaka Castle is free but need to buy admission ticket (600 yen) to go inside the castle. Of course we took the elevator instead of the stairs but the elevator stops at 5th floor and we need to climb the rest of the stairs to 8th floor where the observatory deck is located. Nice view from the top, can see the whole of Osaka City. Every floor is a museum, so walked every floor down to view the display.