<< Previous Next >>

Osaka Castle - miniature

Osaka Castle - miniature
Photo Information
Copyright: Janak Thanki (JT50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-15
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-31 8:14
Viewed: 2815
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another miniature from LEGO serie. Denmark

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.

The Castle grounds, which cover approximately 60,000 square meters (15 acres) contain thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government, including the Toyokuni Shrine, dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

The castle is open to the public, and is easily accessible from Osakajōkōen Station on the JR West Osaka Loop Line. It is a popular spot during festival seasons, and especially during the cherry blossom bloom, when the sprawling castle grounds are covered with food vendors and taiko drummers. The large indoor arena Osaka-jo Hall is also located within the grounds of the castle park.

LEGOLAND is an amusement park in Denmark.
Legoland in Billund, Denmark, is the largest and the oldest. It is divided in 9 different worlds: Duplo Land, Imagination Zone, LEGOREDO Town, Adventure Land, Miniland, Pirate Land, Lego City, Knights Kingdom and Viking land. The park opened in 1968 and has 1.7 million visitors annually, making it the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside Copenhagen.
The first Legoland was opened on 7th June 1968. It attracted 625000 visitors the first year. The parks are marketed to young families, and although they have a number of roller coasters, they are not as numerous or as extreme as those in other parks, and there is a greater emphasis on rides suitable for young children.
At present there are four such parks in the world.(Denmark, US, Germany and England)

The parks are split into various areas, which are common between the parks, for example all the parks include a Lego miniland, a model village which includes models of landmarks and scenes from around the world made from millions of genuine Lego bricks. Other common features include a Lego Mindstorms centre (fun-based learning), Duplo Gardens (for smaller children), Driving area (including attractions such as Driving school, Boating school, Ballooning school and Fire Academy), My Town, Wild Woods and Knight's Kingdom.

muhammadtariq, horias, mvdisco, gaillarde, cunejo200, walk33a, tanburi, harpya has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

very colorful and bright.good POv only statue seem to be oe and almost not visible .good note.tfs

Great plave this Legoland!
You have the possibility to have in same time the Osaka Castle and Liberty!

Hi Janak,
Nice presentation of Legoland amusement park,
excellent POV. and details,
great composition and very well done.

Hello Janak,
Toujours très intéressant de voir la miniature des monuments ou édifices
Les couleurs des plantations sont excellentes .
Une belle image, merci pour le partage.
Bonne journée.


Hi Janak,
A wonderful image vith colorful compo.TFS.


  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-01 1:42]


merveilleuse iamge quelle bele statue dans un très beau parc, avec les feurs, la verdure, sueprbe.

bravoe t amitié


Hi Janak
beautiful model again with colorful presentation
very composition TFS
well done

Hello Janak,
As an avid gardener, I certainly enjoy viewing this kind of horticultural scene. Your pov is good in showing us the garden's grand and elegant design. Vivid and sharp, this is an attractive posting. best regards

Hi Janak!

Wow, you have visited many places. This is a lovely photo. The colors here are beautiful and complementary. Well done!


Hello Janaka,
Nicely seen and capturedelements of composition.I love it and your useful information.
Selahattin E

Ciao Janak

Undoubtedly, it is a very different presentation
and unusual, Japan castles and the Statue of liberty all along!
The beauty of the place is fabulous, and many colors!
The tree has beautiful color and the garden is fabulous!
Congratulations for the presentation!
Your Legoland is interesting!


Bella miniatura de este exotico castillo rodeado de frondosos arboles y la estatua de la libertad
buen trabajo
un saludo
Feliz año nuevo

Calibration Check