Art of the Journey

The Mighty Osaka Castle

Richard Whillas

Posted on November 02 2015

Located in the centre of Osaka, Osaka Castle is surrounded by skyscrapers, cherry blossoms and waterways with over 400 years of history. For such a modern bustling city it is hard to fathom a few turns away from the hustle and bustle could land you in another world - or more aptly, another time. Surrounded by a moat and towering, formidable walls stands one of Japan's most famous landmarks, the Osaka Castle, built by a succession of waring clans since 1583. For us it was an oasis away from the dense crowds of downtown.  

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