[1000 cities 1000 cultures] “Osaka-jo 2

Osaka Castle is a flatland castle. The first defensive barrier of Osaka Castle, constructed on a slightly elevated hill, is a moat surrounding the castle. At first glance, it seems impossible to attack the castle, with its seemingly impenetrable walls and a deep moat guarding it. The Tokugawa family, who successfully captured the impregnable Osaka Castle, enjoyed 265 years of glory.

The cherry blossom is the symbol of Osaka Castle. In Japan, cherry blossoms signify the end of winter and the arrival of spring, and they beautifully adorn the surroundings of Osaka Castle, as if draping it with a delicate silk veil.


By Jungchan Lee/Korea Travel News