Ultimate Guide to Osaka Castle: 10

Japanese Garden in front of Main Tower of Osaka Castle

By Takako Sakamoto    - 3 min read

This photo story is to guide you step-by-step as you explore the Osaka Castle and the Osaka Castle Park. The tenth leg of the journey begins at a Japanese Garden in the open space in front of the main tower of Osaka Castle. Now that you have finished viewing the main tower inside and out, you can leisurely stroll around the vast Osaka Castle Park at your own pace! This garden was originally laid out in 1931 as a garden of the Kishu (present-day Wakayama prefecture) Palace which was located in the eastern part of the Osaka Castle grounds. Landscaped to be enjoyed with a view of the main tower of Osaka Castle, this is one of the best photo shoot spots for photography lovers! For further guidance, please refer to the links below.

Ultimate Guide to Osaka Castle Series
01: From JR Osaka St. to East Outer Moat of Osaka Castle
02: From East Outer Moat to Gokurakubashi of Osaka Castle
03: From Gokurakubashi to the last place of Hideyori & Yodo
04: Marked Stones Square and the bullet marks from WWII
05: Yamazato-maru Bailey to Hidden Bailey
06: Shikiri-mon Gate to Main Tower of Osaka Castle
07: Storehouse for gold and Time Capsule
08: Main Tower, Kimmeisui Well Roof and Noon Marker
09: Historical Display in the Main Tower of Osaka Castle
10: Japanese Garden in front of Main Tower of Osaka Castle
11. Sakura-mon Gate, huge stones, well curb and Empty Moat
12: The 1st, 6th and Taiko turrets to Nishinomaru Garden
13: Sengan turret through Otemon Gate to South Outer Moat

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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.