Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing Spots in Osaka, Japan


Hanami (花見) or Cherry Blossom Viewing is very popular activity when travel to Japan in Spring. We can enjoy the beautiful blooming flowers with the good weather. Osaka is one of popular cities in Japan for Hanami. Normally, cherry blossoms bloom in late March until early or mid April. The peak period is early April. Sakura blooms only for short period. 
The average temperature in April at Osaka is 15 - 20°C approximately but in the morning 
and at night the temperature is still cold. Please check the weather forecast before travelling. 


1. Osaka Castle



For me, Cherry blossom viewing at the garden near Osaka Castle, is the best spots. 
There are many cherry blossom trees along the footpath. 
The garden is huge. It takes time to walk from garden to Osaka Castle. 
Many people also have a picnic. Someone takes his/her pet for a walk. 



Access

Subway: Tanimachi 4-chrome Station (Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line).
JR: Osakajokoen Station (JR Loop Line)



2. Expo'70 Commemorative Park



Expo'70 Commemorative Park is the huge park. There are many zones such garden, museum and etc. The flower blooms seasonally. For example, if you visit here in April, you can see many cherry blossom and tulips. You can enjoy the scenery by walking or taking the tram. For more information, click here.

Access


Senri-Chuo station (Terminal Station), then take monorail to Bampakukinen Koen station.

3. Osaka Mint Bureau 


If you visit Osaka around mid April, you may not see cherry blossoms except at Osaka Mint Bureau. It is free admission. Please check the opening date and time before going because it changes every year, depends on flowers blooming and temperature. Apart from cherry blossoms viewing, there are other interesting things. For more information, please click here.

Access

Temmabashi Station (Tanimachi Subway Line and Keihan Main Line), North Exit.


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