Our view walking up the grounds
Bottom gate entrance, original.
Original stairs - we were walking on modern stairs built to the side
Part of the mote surrounding the castle grounds
Old man having a rough day. He even kicked his crocs off before knocking out
Ancient Japanese cannon
Before crossing the bridge to the castle grounds
Tyler handling the camera...
I love these trees.
View of Osaka from the top of the main tower
Original stone base wall from the 14th century
Tickets, check. English pamphlet, check.
Opposite side of castle + my lovies.
So this castle was first built in 1583. Over the years, it was burned down from fires & destroyed by war.
Reconstructed several times, the final project was done in 1995.
Although this is a concrete reproduction of the original, the grounds, the buildings surrounding it &
artifacts displayed inside the castle are very much original. It was amazing!