Osaka Castle (Ōsaka-jō 大坂城)

The Osaka Castle is one of Japan’s landmark castles. It is surrounded by an impressively system of defenses comprising huge walls and wide moats. Some of the rocks making its walls are gigantic, and the methods they used to bring them there is mind boggling (I’ve heard they used wooden barrels filled with air to navigate the rocks from the quarry to the castle). The Castle and its surrounding park is a great place to take a break from the crowded streets of Osaka and the view of the city from the observation deck is really worth the visit. The lower floors of Osaka castle present the lords and battles that made the history of the city of Osaka.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Ōsaka-fu
City : Ōsaka-shi
District : Ōsakajō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can’t express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration!

For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. “Gaijin” means foreigner and “San” is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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