For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at a very interesting manhole cover that is found in Osaka Prefecture, and one it is the beautiful picture capturing Osaka Castle (大坂城), which is one of Japan’s most famous castles.
Osaka Castle, which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government. Of special note are the grand gates and turrets along the outer moat. The steep walls that rise close to 30 meters high are made of huge blocks of stone that were transported to Osaka from quarries over 100 kilometers away. The sheer height of the walls and the wide moats they rise above make for a grand sight that can be matched by no other castle in Japan.
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