I’m surprised to know that Japan has a castle. And they do have some. Not just one.
And one of the most well-known castles is the Osaka Castle.
Nowadays, the castle is turned into a museum with impressive presentation of history using digital technology that will blow you away. The presentations are set in different languages.
Though there were not much to oggle at, there are too many things to read and video presentations to watch.
The castle is in a huge park where it is covered with trees and gardens. There’s also a moat at the entrance.
So, when the weather gets hot in summer days, there are shades everywhere.
And it’s not crowded. Yay to that!
However, they close early–at 4:50 p.m. I arrived at 4:45! It was my lucky day!
When I got out from the castle, a lot of disappointed tourists were just taking pictures of the facade since the ticket booths were already closed. They had no idea it would close that early. Well, 4:50 PM is early for me and for some. In Japan, that might be late for a museum or a tourist attraction to be open to the public.
The top floor of the castle is the observation deck where you can see the panoramic views of the park and Osaka’s skyline from afar.
After the ultimate camwhoring, I decided to call it a day. I still have to do my laundry or else, I’ll be sightseeing tomorrow sans underwear. 🙂
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
- Open Museum of Traditional Houses
- Visiting Osaka for Two Days
- Japan: Gay Osaka
- Osaka Skyline from Umeda Sky Building
- Dotombori Namba is the heartbeat of Osaka
- World’s Largest Ferris Wheel and Largest Aquarium Tank in Osaka
- The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
- Ninja Museum
- Traditional Japanese Houses in Kyoto
- Mt. Fuji
- Todai-ji Temple in Nara
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