Osaka-jo Castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan.

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.

Osaka Jo - Chuo Ku

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.

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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!

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