Osaka Castle

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Osaka Castle

One of the most beautiful points of interest in Osaka is its castle, built more than 400 years ago, during the Middle Age of Japan. During our tour by the Osaka castle we walked by the same paths that were used by samurai warriors in the past. Without any doubt, this is a very special visit for me.

Osaka Castle

The castle is surrounded by a big park. We arrived to Ōsakajōkōen Japan Rail station, in the Osaka loop line.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

The colors that you can see in the park that surrounds the castle are extremely beautiful. If I was to live in Osaka, I would come here almost every week ^^.

Osaka Castle

One of the things I noticed from Osaka is that here there are less foreign tourists than in Tokyo.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

In order to get to the castle, you need to go through some big walls built of stone.

Osaka Castle

Views of one of the Osaka castle pits.

Osaka Castle

It is a little weird to to see the big contrast between the Osaka castle, built during the 16th Century, in front of some contemporary skyscrapers.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

In the background you can see the castle, behind the huge walls.

By the way, the water color is not brown. What you see are many tree leaves floating on the water surface.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Crossing the bridge for getting into the castle. We are closer!

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Skyscrapers in front of Osaka castle.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Views of the Osaka city from the castle. A really impressive sight.

Osaka Castle

Close picture of Osaka castle. It is very cool to watch this work of Japanese architecture from the Middle Age and imagine all that happened here: shoguns, samurais, ninjas...

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Time of photos for memories! :D

Osaka Castle

This is me next to Osaka castle ^^.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

WTF moment of the day where I saw two dogs on baby carts ^^.

Osaka Castle

Next to Osaka castle you can see many more things. The park surrounding the castle is huge.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Shinto temple next to Osaka castle ^^.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Beautiful red leaves.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Ceremony inside the shinto temple. Maybe it is a wedding ^^.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

The Osaka castle park is also a great place for spending the whole day there ^^.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Leaving the park. In the background you can see the train station and, over everything, an elevated highway.

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle

Young Japanese going to the park for a baseball game ^^.

Osaka Castle

I hope you enjoyed this new tour! :D

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