Animals in Osaka Castle Park

Falcons, Pigeons, Turtles, and Owls

By Takako Sakamoto    - 2 min read

The other day I visited Osaka Castle and the vast Osaka Castle Park. It took me two-full days to explore just the half of it because the park is huge! It is 1,055,643 ㎡, which is 6.5 times as large as Hibiya Park in Tokyo and 81 Tokyo Dome can be built inside the park! However, it wasn't just the huge space that took my time to explore, there were many things to see inside the park, and the animals living in the park were no exception. They were so fascinating that I couldn't proceed until I fully enjoyed them first. What surprised me most was the falconers. Well, falconers are humans, but humans are also animals, right? And I'd never seen real falconers in my life, so it made me really curious. Enjoy the animals I found inside Osaka Castle Park, and if you'd like to see the real ones, go visit there when you are in Osaka next time! For other curious things I found in Osaka Castle Park please refer to the links below.

Osaka Castle Park Series
1. Osaka City Museum Building
2. Hōkoku Shrine in Osaka Castle Park
3. Small shrines inside Hōkoku Shrine
4. Shusekitei in Hōkoku Shrine, Osaka
5. Beauties at Hōkoku Shrine, Osaka
6. Shudo-kan in Osaka Castle Park
7. Kyoikuto in Osaka Castle Park
8. Pretty Flowers in Osaka Castle Park
9. Animals in Osaka Castle Park

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.