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One can actually visit this place.
The castle is open to the public, and is easily accessible from [Osakajōkōen Station](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osakaj%C5%8Dk%C5%8Den_Station) on the [JR West](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JR_West) [Osaka Loop Line](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_Loop_Line). It is a popular spot during festival seasons, and especially during the [cherry blossom](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakura) bloom ([hanami](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanami)), when the sprawling castle grounds are covered with food vendors and [taiko](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiko) drummers. The large indoor arena [Osaka-jo Hall](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka-jo_Hall) is also located within the grounds of the [castle park](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_Castle_Park).