Say hello to my boyfriend Paolo. Have you read his guest post in my blog? :) Click here!
It is also my first time to come here during the autumn season so I can't help but admire the different shades of brown and green leaves as seen in this photo.
The castle is surrounded by impressive stone walls and moat which is very common in castles or temples. This is the 1965 restored version of the Gokurakubashi Bridge crossing the inner moat of Osaka Castle.
It was not until 1931 that the present ferro-concrete reconstruction of the castle tower was built. The castle miraculously survived the city wide air raids during the world war. Major repair and renovation gave the castle its new glamour in 1997. The castle tower is now entirely modern on the inside and even features an elevator for easier accessibility.
We weren't allowed to take photos in some parts of the museum though they have an area where you can try on a helmet, surcoat and kosode kimono, and have your photograph taken for only ¥300 per pax.
This was taken on the top of the castle where we got a nice view of Osaka.
There are snack bars outside the castle should you get hungry before or after the Osaka Castle tour. Since hindi pa naman super winter levels ang temperature, puwedeng puwede pa kami mag green tea ice cream. :) Yummmm!