Osaka Castle Part 2

Back in June, I covered some of the grounds and parks surrounding Osaka Castle.  Today, I have pictures from inside the grounds and keep.  Osaka Castle is full of history, but can become quite crowded as well.  When I went it was in the midst of Golden Week, and the crowds meant a long line to enter the keep and almost no chance of seeing any of the displays.  Although the peak of the building offers great views of Osaka, the interior of the castle is completely modern, and thus not great if you’re interested in the design and architectural aspects of Japanese Castles.

The exterior of the castle and its gardens, however, are quite nice and offer many areas to explore and learn.  There are many helpful signs around in Japanese and English that provide more insight in to the history and construction of the buildings and walls.