Enshrining the God of Scholarship, many students taking examinations come to pray every year. Along with the shrine being a famous place for plum blossoms from February to March, the Tenjin Festival, one of Japan’s 3 major festivals, is held here in summer.
Known as one of the truly famous castles, it had been burned down during the winter and summer sieges of the castle in the 17th century but then was rebuilt. The major Heisei Era restoration of the keep has been completed resulting in a beautiful structure. From there, a full view of Osaka can be seen.