The day started with rain as we took the subway to Osaka castle. We were glad that we could visit the exhibition inside so at least we stayed dry for a while. From the top of the castle there’s a nice view of the city. After our visit we went back to the subway and went to Umeda station near our next “target” the Floating Gardens. By this time it stopped raining so we went up the 2 buildings that are connected with an donut shaped observation platform at 170m above the ground. There’s a small exhibition and restaurant and open air viewing from the very top. When we came back on solid ground we took another subway to Dotombori, a shopping street with typical small stores and neon advertising. We had dinner here before walking back to the hotel through another long covered shopping street.