Osaka Castle, Japan

Asia, Japan

A little while ago we went to Japan for the weekend. After a quick flight we landed at a tiny airport on an island in Osaka.

We got horribly lost trying to find our hotel and eventually gave up and flagged down a taxi. After driving about 200m (I’m really not exaggerating) we were charged R70. Madness! We won’t be doing that again.

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After navigating the complicated subway system we popped above ground again and set off at a stroll towards the castle.

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It was a beautiful spring day. The streets were lined with happy couples, budding trees, impressive architecture and laughing children.

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Before long the castle was in sight…

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We spent some time wandering in the gardens and taking it all in.

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We stopped for some ice-cream. I picked green tea and vanilla!

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After walking through the castle gates I spotted a time capsule. I was so intrigued. I’d love to know what is inside of it.

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It was such a lovely day and there was wonderful atmosphere at the castle. We strolled around the ground, up to the museum inside, out to the souvenir shop and back into the gardens.

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Osaka Castle was a wonderful first glimpse of Japan.

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