Kyoikuto in Osaka Castle Park

Memorial tower for those who died in disasters in Japan

By Takako Sakamoto    - 2 min read

This is the last piece on impressive constructions I found inside Osaka Castle Park. It's located on the edge of the park and is called 'Kyoikuto'. 'Kyoiku' means education, and 'to' means tower...Education Tower...I wonder? So I got closer to the tower and found that this is a memorial tower for the victims of disasters that occurred in Japan, namely, the Muroto typhoon in 1934 and the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. I'm not sure why they named it a 'Kyoiku (Education) Tower, but probably it's so named because people in educational professions proposed and built the tower. Near this memorial tower, there is a wisteria trellis as well as hydrangea bushes to enjoy, a beautiful consolation to the victims of the disasters. For other things to see 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.