Osaka: Osaka Castle Danjiri Festival

Osaka Castle are currently having a 400 year celebration, on top of that they had their Danjiri festival when we went on November 3rd.

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As we entered from Morinomiya we could hear the sound of Danjiri music, and we didn’t have to go far to find the festival floats.

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We could see about 6 floats and more just kept coming around the corner!

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These guys ushered us over for a pic together – thank you!

After watching a while we followed the path up and around towards the castle. The trees are just starting to turn to autumn colours and it was a beautiful day.

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Around the castle were many stalls for the 400th year celebrations. We got some food and drinks and sat for a while.

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After we walked back down, we could see the floats still being pushed and pulled around the park.

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We caught up with them at the end of the their path, there were 20 floats in total!

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I went home still singing danjiri music! We are planning to go back to explore the castles 400th year celebrations some more soon.

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