Japan Images: Osaka Castle Closeup
Thursday, December 24th, 2009
After a cloudy morning it turned out to be a beautiful clear day for our visit to Osaka Castle (大坂城).
I shot this closeup view of the roof on the south side of the castle, which is what you first see as you enter the main gate. The crystal blue sky really set off the gold and white roof.
At the top right of the picture you can see the mesh that lines the viewing platform at the top of the castle, presumably to stop people falling and/or throwing things on to unsuspecting tourists below ^_^
If you’re ever in Osaka make sure you take a look – the views of the city from the top are stunning. More photos to come in an Osaka Castle special soon.
Read more about the history of Osaka Castle on Wikipedia »