One of Japan’s most famous and most important landmarks, built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Represents the unity of the Japanese. I was extremely lucky to visit during a festival of music, food and taiko drummers.
Dancing in scorching heat. I was dancing too, the music was so catchy 🙂
A boat ride around the moat. Best times of the year during the Cherry Blossom (Hanami viewing) in early April.
Takoyaki – Octopus Balls, a popular street food especially in Osaka. Made with batter, octopus, pickled ginger and spring onions. Served with takoyaki sauce, kewpie ( Japanese mayonaise) and Katsuobushi otherwise known as Bonito, shavings of smoked and dried skipjack tuna. Oishii!!
An owl and an eagle, not one for a poser!