FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Osaka

April 11, 2018 by  

  • Osaka Castle…

…five-tiered & nine-storied…

…with large golden sea creature ornaments…

…shimmering on the rooftop…

…surrounded by moats…

…gates & turrets…

…secondary citadels…

…& really impressive stone walls…

…with 40,000 rocks.

  • Construction began in 1583…

…with most buildings…

…& the castle tower…

…completed in 1585.

  • The entire Osaka Castle Park…

…covers about two square kilometers…

…has  600 cherry trees…

…a tea house…

…& incredible views of the castle tower from below.

  • Dotonbori Canal….

Clearly I Didn’t Take This!

Osaka Castle Park

…Osaka’s most famous tourist destination…

…jam packed shopping area…

….lively entertainment…

…renowned for its gaudy neon lights…

…extravagant signage…

…& enormous variety of restaurants & bars.

FUN-fact – Today’s Temps… warm & windy… very pleasant 75 degrees…with light rain & thick cloud cover.

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