Rode the train for the very first time and I was actually really nervous because I didn’t know how to use the machine. Luckily, I overheard two Filipinos talking so I approached them and asked for help. They were nice enough to teach me how to operate it. They even accompanied me in the train.
How to get a train ticket:
- Make sure you know what station you’re going to
- Press English
- Look at the chart (above or beside the machine) and look for the station
- You will see how much you have to pay in the chart so keep the amount in mind
- Insert the money first in the machine before you press anything
- Press the amount of the station you are going to
- Get the ticket and/or change
Note: You have to put the money first in the machine because you won’t be able to operate it without putting anything inside. It’s not like Singapore wherein you see a virtual map and press the station you’re going to. In Japan, you just have to know how much the station is because you will not see any map in the machine.
How to get to Osaka Castle:
Take a train to Morinomiya C19 station (320 yen) and the castle is walking distance from there
You will pass a park with a big fountain. You will see lots of trees. Be prepared to hike because the road is steep going to the castle.
When you enter the gate, you’ll see some stores and restaurants.
It’s very pricey because it’s a tourist spot
Entrance Fee: 600 Yen
You are allowed to take pictures inside the castle except in two floors. Most people opt not to go in anymore because they think that picture taking isn’t allowed at all but it’s not true.
If you’re interested in Japan’s history then you should check it out. I actually liked it because aside from the artifacts, there were different screens that showed how the castle came about. But it isn’t typical because it looked like a hologram. It was really cool.
When you reach the top of the castle, you’ll see a really nice view. I was able to make a new friend from China who was also traveling alone. His name is Henry. He was also kind enough to take my pictures.
I didn’t walk to Morinomiya station anymore because I was really tired. There’s a station near the castle but I forget what it was. anyway, you can just google it up.
For dinner, I met up with my mom in the Taikoen Garden. She had a fancy shmancy dinner with her bosses so she invited me. This was the only time we saw each other.
We had an 8-course meal. IT WAS SOOOOOO DELICIOUS.
|Day 3||28-Oct||Osaka Castle||600 Yen|
|Train Going to Castle||320 Yen|
|Train going back||320 Yen|