Another beautiful day in Japan 🙂 Today I decided to go to Osaka and see the Osaka Castle.
One of the turrets around the castle.
It looks like a swamp animal in the moat.
The Osaka Castle
The well in front of the castle.
The view from the top of the castle
I wasn’t that impressed by the museum. I was expecting it to be similar to the European ones with old furniture and looking like a castle on the inside. But in the infinite wisdom of the Japanese they put a modern museum inside.
I decided to cool down and try some of the Japanese shaved ice…. not really worth it either. just a bunch of hard ice pieces. Hawaiian shaved ice is much better.
I thought it was interesting that they had lines for the different trains
‘Mildly Air-Conditioned Car’….. cute
Rice paddies visible from the train.
Since it was a short day I tried to see the imperial palace in Kyoto, but was 7 minutes too late.
Since I wasn’t able to visit the imperial palace I took the metro to Higashihonganji Temple which was near the Kyoto station and the hotel.
An interesting art deco building…
Another interesting micro car.
Another failed attempt to find sushi – this time around the Nishiki Market
So… yes, another Ramen place.