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.
After navigating the complicated subway system we popped above ground again and set off at a stroll towards the castle.
It was a beautiful spring day. The streets were lined with happy couples, budding trees, impressive architecture and laughing children.
Before long the castle was in sight…
We spent some time wandering in the gardens and taking it all in.
We stopped for some ice-cream. I picked green tea and vanilla!
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.
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.
Osaka Castle was a wonderful first glimpse of Japan.