Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.
This week’s photo is from Osaka Castle in Japan.
Osaka Castle, called Osaka-jo, is one of the most famous castles in Japan, and played a large role in Japanese history. Originally built in the 1583, the castle’s main tower was struck by lightning and burnt down in the late 1600s. After the main tower was rebuilt, most of the castle was later burned down during the Meiji Restoration in the late 1800s. The main tower was rebuilt a third time in the 1920s, only to be destroyed during the bombings of WWII. The castle finally went under restoration for the last time in 1997 and has luckily been standing problem-free since!
Osaka Castle was probably my favorite castle of those that I was able to visit while in Japan, so I’m glad it’s bad luck of constant destruction has seemed to wear off. The Edo-style architecture was beautiful, especially when paired with the colors of the fall foliage.