Japan Trip April 22,2015 Osaka

Japan Trip April 22,2015 Osaka

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Brief Introduction
The last city I visited in Japan is Osaka.Osaka has important role This is The second largest city after Tokyo.and become the most important city in Kansai.
Osaka most famous tourist spot is Osaka Castle in In the 16th century, The Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi chose this city as the seat of power.many people believe if Hideyoshi clan is not defeated by Tokugawa clan.Osaka can be the capital of Japan.

How To Get There
From Koyasan took bus to Koyasan Cable car station-took train to gokurakubashi train station-hashimoto station by Nankai train-shin imamiya station by Nankai tarin-Osaka station by Osaka Loop
Cost about 1050 yen

Places Of Interest
1.Sumiyoshi  Taisha

one of Japan's oldest shrines and was founded the 3rd century before Buddhism entered Japan.
one of Japan’s oldest shrines and was founded the 3rd century before Buddhism entered Japan.

This temple is believed as one of Japan’s oldest shrines and was founded the 3rd century far before Buddhism entered Japan.when we visisted this temple we can see the difference with other temples and shrines around Japan.first the rooftop is coloured red.
The popular tourist spot in this temple is the red bridge named Sorihashi Bridge which connect to main shrine grounds because of the view many tourists take photo in here.

How to get there
Osaka Station-Shin imamiya station take Nankai Train to Sumiyoshi Taisha station then take a walk

2.Shitennoji Temple

this temple was built around 5 th century by order Prince Shotoku who promoted Buddhism into Japan
this temple was built around 5 th century by order Prince Shotoku who promoted Buddhism into Japan

From sumiyoshi Taisha to shitennoji temple is not far I took a trem to go there.this temple is younger than Sumiyoshi taiha this temple was built around 5 th century by order Prince Shotoku who promoted Buddhism into Japan.when visit shitennoji Tourists usually go to Gokuraku-jodo Garden and the treasure house.the garden was beautiful at Autum and Summer.
For treasure house Tourists can see Buddha statue,artifacts,manuscript,painting and other.another tourist object is Five storied red pagoda and main hall (kondo) where Prince Shotoku is enshrined

3.Osaka Castle

central power of Hideyoshi Clan.
central power of Hideyoshi Clan.


Osaka castle has long history the place where the Castle stand now was a temple name Ishiyama Honganji which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga.after Oda nobunaga died and Hideyoshi Toyotomi continued his effort to unified all Japan he built  castle here.since then Oasaka castle become the central power of Hideyoshi Clan.
When Hideyoshi Toyotomi paased away Hideyoshi clan began lose the power and perished after battle with Tokugawa clan which ended with the burning of Osaka castle.
The second shogun Tokugawa Hidetata rebuilt again Osaka castle.this castle survide world war II and now we can learn the history of Hideyoshi Clan and battle between Hidoysohi calan and Tokugawa clan in this castle through Letter,manuscripts,painting,war equipment,uniform and other.
Osaka castle is big castle in here we can see Towers,turrets,Citadels,stone walls and moats

How to get there
Osaka station- Osakajokoen Station on the JR Loop Line, a 10 minute, 160 yen ride from JR Osaka Station.

4 The National Bunraku Theatere

japan has another traditional performer called Bunraku
japan has another traditional performer called Bunraku

Beside kabuki and geisha japan has another traditional performer called Bunraku.this is kind of puppet theatre where the performers playing puppets in their hand and tells the story which p come from Japan Traditional folklore.
In the past only noble and royal family who can enjoy this play later in Edo period common people bagan to enjoy this show and now Kabuki same with other Japan Traditional performance has attracted many tourists to see.
Same with Kabuki the theatre prepare earphones where Visistors can rent it so they know the plot of the story

How To get There
Osaka Station-Nippombashi Station ( take different Train and stop different Station) about 14 minute cost about 240 yen

Staying
Guesthouse Uen
2-9-23,Fukushima
Fukushima-Ku
Osaka
Japan
Phone : +81-0675034394
Fax : +81-0676358349
booking@hotelosaka.com
Cost : 2800 Yen

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