The Osaka-jo GOZABUNE（Osaka Castle Pleasure Boat）, which first sailed in the spring of 2015, is a handmade reproduction of “”Hououmaru””, the boat made for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japan’s second greatest unifier, which was depicted in “”Toyotomi-ki Osaka Zubyobu””, a screen painting of Osaka during the rule to Toyotomi. In order to represent the gorgeous Azuchimomoyama time period, approximately 3000 sheets of gold were used per boat.
The stone walls of the Honmaruhigashi region were said to be Japan’s most impregnable. When viewing the stone wall and Tenshukaku (the main tower of the Osaka Castle) from the moat, you will definitely be overwhelmed by its presence.
Services will be suspended during February, but will resume operation from March 1. With the feeling of a world conqueror like Toyotomi, please enjoy the Osaka Castle tour from the glittering golden ship.