“An odd mix of old and new”
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.