Monday, September 12, 2011

osaka castle 大阪城

I went to the Osaka Castle in September.
Its most impressive part was the stone wall around its moat.
It is quite old; they say its construction was finished in the 17th
century. It is built perfectly and it is beautiful to look at: bigger
stones on the outside, smaller stones on the inside.
Its construction started in the 16th century; but the castle we see
now is not that original structure.

The park is famous for Sakura (cherry blossom) and plum trees.

Many birds travel through. It is an ideal place for bird-watching.


tenshukaku - the top of castle is clouded with visitors 

The castle looks small among modern buildings.