We went to Osaka Castle by taking the JR line from Shin-Osaka station to Osakajokoen station. It was a good 10-15 minute stroll before we got to the actual castle. Since it’s spring, we got to pass by cherry blossom trees and people who were having picnics underneath them. There are plenty of signs around so you won’t really miss it.
There are kiosk machines before the entrance where you can put in your money just like a modern vending machine and it dispenses the tickets. The guard who checks the tickets gives you a map of the premise. Admission is 600 yen per person.
The elevator inside only goes to the 6th floor and it doesn’t stop on each floor and it doesn’t take people down either unless you are handicapped. So the best way to see every floor in my opinion is making your way top, on the 7th floor to see the views from the deck, then make your way down each floor.
After that, my cousin wanted ice cream so we bought one and sat on the benches or steps across the castle but we took a couple of pictures with these awesome trash collectors. They were in costumes, so kawaii! ^.^