Popping up from the modern city part of Osaka to the area of the Osaka Castle is like stepping through time. Seeing the walls that protect the castle, while it feels like the castle itself is overlooking at you makes you feel small. The castle looks as different from the inside as it does from the outside to European castles. It is really worth to pay the 600 yen to see the museum inside the castle. You might even see something interesting while walking towards the entrance of the castle, like a man taking his pet iguana for a walk.
Osaka castle looks absolutely amazing from the outside!
The grounds of the castle are huge! you can explore for a very long time and find many cool things to see. The stone walls are super big and the drop to the rivers below is super cool. It's a very beautiful place. The castle itself looks in pristine condition, which leads into my next point.
The inside was very, very boring. For me at-least.
It's very new inside, they even have a very large elevator in the middle. Inside is a very swanky museum full of old samurai history, and old artifacts from the period the castle was used. But it just wasn't that interesting. I would recommend other museums over the inside of Osaka castle any day.
The view from the top of the Castle is quite nice, though doesn't constitute paying the entrance fee, in my opinion.
All in all. Its okay, you might as well check it out.
Osaka Castle looks impressive. The journey from the outer walls to the castle itself takes some time, there are a lot of walls, and a lot of steps; but, the walk itself is an enjoyable one that offers various different views of the castle from different angles, and good views of the surrounding area from within the walls.
The only problem for me was that the modern style escalator attached to the castle took away from the historic views of the building. A more discreet escalator would be a welcoming sight, but other than that, there a no faults with this near-perfect attraction.