Osaka Castle Park is a public urban park and historical site situated at Osaka-Jō in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. It lies on the south of the Ōkawa and occupies a large area in the center of the city of Osaka. This park is the second largest park in the city. The park was constructed on a site with a long history. [Wikipedia]
Osaka Castle was built more than 400 years ago, when the military commander Hideyoshi Toyotomi completed the military unification of the country. Toyotomi commenced the construction of the Castle in 1583, and it took two years to completed it. The life of the Castle has not been easy. In 1598 the statesman Tokugawa Ieyasu destroyed the Castle, which was soon rebuilt by Tokugawa clan, and 40 years later the castle tower was burned down. The current castle tower was rebuilt in 1931 thanks to donations of citizens. Major renovations were also carried out in 1995, to restore the castle tower to its former splendour.
The National Bunraku Theatre is a complex consisting of two halls and an exhibition room, located in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The complex was opened in 1984 as the fourth national theatre of the country, to become the headquarters of bunraku. The Japan Arts Council, an Independent Administrative Institution of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, operates the National Theatre. [Wikipedia]
Dotonbori (道頓堀) is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan, running along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward. [Wikipedia]
Osaka Station City is more than just a transit center. The site is also one of Osaka's most bustling and high-end shopping areas, with big brand names and a range of chic and trendy restaurants and bars. An architectural wonderland and interior design wonder, Osaka Station City is just one example of the architecture for which Osaka is so famed. Osaka Station City is best viewed in the afternoon, as the sun sets across the city skyline, and lights shine gradually into view, illuminating and accentuating the architectural framework.