It's hard to get a picture of scale looking at the rock walls near the wet and dry moats. They'rereally huge, the rocks are taller than a person. 5 stones that went into building the castle weighedover 100 tons, 15 stones weighed over 50 tons. The stones came from other parts of Japan.
Also of note, fake wooden fences (concrete I think), hamburger vending machines, and really cool video projection over physical diorama sets. Second to last picture is a place were gift stones weredisplayed... Nobles from other places would send particularly beatiful heavy stones as gifts.
Osaka Castle is definitely worth the visit if you're going to be in Osaka for a few days.
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