Osaka Castle is one of Osaka's best known sight. Osaka Castle features an observation deck at the top floor and the main tower is set up as a history museum, with an observation deck that allows you to view the beautiful scenery of the Osaka Castle Park..
The castle tower is surrounded by impressive stone walls and moats.
The main castle is set up as a museum
Here's another view of the Castle
Some more photos as we toured the Osaka Castle grounds.
The Osaka Castle, being one of the more famous sights in Osaka, is always full of tourists which arrives by the busloads, although most of them only stay in close proximity to where the tourist bus dropped them off. Which is really a waste because if they only have the luxury of time, they should go around the castle grounds to be able to appreciate the beauty of the place much better.
Meanwhile, here are my two curious kids taking a closer look at the cherry blossoms.
Of course, the place is really so beautiful and walking under the cherry blossoms made us feel like we were in our own telenovela... so dapat may photo op! teehee!
The Nishinomaru Garden, a garden with 600 cherry trees, is a favorite picnic spot among the locals especially during the cherry blossom season.
|The line to the Nishinomaru Garden 2 hours before the gates open|
We fell in love with the place that by the time we finished touring it, the sky was tinted amber already. No matter what color the sky, Japan is a wonderful place for the kids.
Our trip is coming to an end soon. Two more days before we leave for Manila... and the kids still want to extend our stay in this beautiful country.
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