Next we take a train to Osaka-jo, a huge castle from the 1600s (though the current version is essentially a concrete replica). We walk through the park and over the moat to sit on benches and stare up at the castle, listening to speakers play Auld Lang Syne, which Matt says is traditional music to say "We're closing". It's very peaceful under the trees, with a cool breeze blowing by. We spend some time trying to throw rocks across the moat - Jonathan nearly makes it! As we leave, we notice some older women who have come out in the rain to feed the many stray cats that live in the nooks of the castle walls. It's amazing to watch the cats grab some food and scale the wall to bring it to their kittens, and touching that these women would ride their bicycles in the rain just to feed them.