The castle will set you back about 2-3 hours. Take the Chuo line train from Hommachi station to Tanimachi 4-chome (or Tanimachi Yon Chome). Exit out and head left from the main street. You will hit a park immediately and in the distance you can see the castle. Just walk in that general direction and you will find your way easily to the Castle without need of a map.
We enjoyed some snacks from the vendors out front. They were selling custard filled pancakes and of course, anywhere in Osaka there is takoyaki. There was also a busker outside which was entertaining. I recommend taking lots of photos outside becuase inside is purely a museum describing the history of the castle. We took an elevator to the 6th floor, walked a further 2 floors and got up to the top viewing area. Nice place to take photos of Osaka with a 360degree view. The other floors were the museum. We enjoyed learning about the history of the Osaka region and the castle. Lots of walking so don't bring too manythings although you can leave your things at the front for a small fee.
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