Wednesday, March 25, 2015

{Japan 2014} Day 9: {Osaka} Osaka Castle



I know my Japan posts are just scattered all over the blog... and here's another one to add to it.  But if you want to read ALL the post chronologically, just scroll down to the bottom where you will  see a compilation of all my published Japan posts. Be patient with me as I round up the few remaining posts... which are coming soon - hopefully before the summer of 2015 ends. teehee!

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.


If you would like to read ALL my Japan posts, then feel free to click on all the links.:)

1. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/03/phenomenal-tip-my-10-step-guide-on-how.html
2. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-osaka-kyoto-nara-kobe-trip.html
3. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-websites-and-apps-to-help.html



4. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-snippets-of-our-vacation.html
5. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-where-to-stay-in-osaka.html
6. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-where-to-stay-in-osaka_25.html



7. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/04/japan-2014-how-to-get-around-kansai-how.html
8. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-1-arrival-at-osaka.html
9. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-2-universal-studios-japan.html



10. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-2-ippudo-ramen-osaka.html
11. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-3-eastern-kyoto.html
12. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-3-eastern-kyoto_16.html



13. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/japan-2014-day-3-eastern-kyoto-kodaiji.html
14. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/07/japan-2014-day-4-western-kyoto.html
15. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/07/japan-2014-day-4-western-kyoto-kinkakuji.html



16. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/11/japan-2014-day-5-downtown-kyoto-nishiki.html
17. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2014/12/japan-2014-day-5-southern-kyoto-fushimi.html
18. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-5-nara-nara-deer-park.html



19. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-6-osaka-kuromon-ichiba.html
20. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-6-osaka-tempozan-harbor.html
21. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-7-osaka-shinsaibashi.html



22. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-8-kobe-kitano-district.html
23. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-8-kobe-kobe-steak-lunch.html
24. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-8-kobe-meriken-park.html



25. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/01/japan-2014-day-9-osaka-hanami-picnic-at.html

28. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/04/japan-2014-day-10-osaka-osaka-museum-of.html
29. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/04/japan-2014-drainspotting-in-japan-art.html
30. http://thephenomenalmama.blogspot.com/2015/04/japan-2014-ways-to-save-so-you-can.html



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