Osaka Castle and Japan Cruise

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Journal Entry: 5/29/2009

Today is the last day of our Japan Tour. We went to a duty-free store first. Then we went to the Osaka Castle Museum.

It was a beautifully constructed castle until I found out the original was burned down in 1580 during the Osaka Honganji Era. The Hideyoshi Hashiba began construction on a new castle after the death of Nobunaga Oda. Then the castle fell again in 1615. Once again, in 1620, the reconstruction began only to be destroyed in 1665 by lightning. In 1931 this main tower was rebuilt. Now it is used as a museum.

We then went to the harbor to board the PanStar Cruise. Ben and I signed up to sing Wonderwall on stage for Karaoke.

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