Osaka Castle

21st December 2009 • ArchivePrevious PostNext Post

At the very end of October we met up with some of Keiko's friends, and had a picnic at Osaka Castle. I'd heard about its pine trees, but think we approached it from the wrong direction, because the ones we saw were pretty good, but not spectacular.

We walked down a double avenue of these black pines from the station exit.

osaka castle

At the foot of the castle was a group of more black pines. These had been pruned recently, unlike the approach ones, above.

osaka castle

osaka castle

I'm stubbornly NOT showing you a picture of the castle itself- this is the NIWAKI BLOG - not the JO BLOG, after all - but here's a a detail of the stone work.

osaka castle



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