Ohanami 2017: Check Those 5 Popular Spots for Cherry Blossoms in Osaka
This post summarizes popular Ohanami spots in Osaka. Cherry blossoms would start blooming around March 29 and the best viewing day is around April 9.
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Osaka Castle is probably one of the most popular Ohanami destinations in Osaka.
There are more than 3,000 cherry blossoms.
The admission fee is 200 yen but during Ohanami season, which is the beginning of April, it will be 350 yen.
There will be food stand and vending machine inside the park so that you can get some snacks.
There are parking spots and it’s 350 yen for one hour.
No BB allowed.
Address: Osaka Castle, Chuo ward, Osaka city, Osaka
Hours: 9a.m. to 9p.m.
Fee: 350 yen during Ohanami season
– Get off at JR Osaka Castle Park Station
– Get off at Morinomiya Subway Station
Expo ’70 Commemoration Park
Built for Japan World Exposition 1970, this park offers various facilities.
There are over 5,500 cherry blossoms inside the park and many tourists visit here during Ohanami season.
It’s also interesting to see the Tower of the Sun and other monument for the World Exposition.
There are lots of parking spots but weekend is crowded. Check Here before heading.
Address: Banpaku Koen, Senri, Suita city, Osaka
Hours: 9:30a.m. to 9p.m.
Fee: Adult is 250 yen, 7-15 years is 70 yen, Under 6 is free
Take Monorail to Bankoku Park (Expo Park) or Koen Higashi-guchi (Park East Exit) Station from stations below.
– Minami-ibaraki Station, Yamada Station, Hotarugaike Station for Hankyu Line
– Senri-Chuo Station for Midosuji Line
– Dainishi Station for Tanimachi Line
– Kadomashi Station for Keihan Line
Take the Osaka monorail from Osaka Airport Station if you take an airplane.
Japan Mint at Osaka (Botanical Garden)
This Mint is usually not accessible because it coins money. During Ohanami season, however, people can pass by and enjoy beautiful Sakura.
People are to pass by and not to stay at the site. It’s definitely one of the popular cherry blossom destinations for local people.
It opens between April 11th and April 17th , 10a.m.-9p.m.
It’s better to visit during weekday as weekend is packed.
No pet, food, alcohol, bikes or smoking is allowed.
No parking is available so take public transportation.
Address: 1-1-79, Tenman, Kita ward, Osaka
Hours: 10a.m. to 9p.m. during weekday, 9a.m. to 9p.m. on Weekend
– Get off at Tenman Bridge Station for Tanimachi Line or Keihan Line and walk 15 minutes
– Get off at Osaka Tenmangu Station for JR Tozai Line and walk 15 minutes
– Get off at Osakajo-kitazume Station and walk 15 minutes
Located in Takatsuki city, this park has more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees.
One can also camp and hike inside the park.
Its Sakura Festival is taken place between March 25th and April 9th . You can enjoy illumination until 9p.m. during this period of time.
Food stands are on site on April 1st and 2nd only.
Address: 5-3-4, Tsukawaki, Takatsuki city, Osaka
Hours:9a.m. to 9p.m.
Access: Get off at Takatsuki Station, JR Kyoto Line, take bus to Tsukawaki Station and walk 10 minutes
This park is popular destination for couples and family.
There are trails, Botanical Garden and small zoo inside the park. It’s so popular because you pay zero admission fee. Those close at 5p.m. and Tuesdays.
You can access to park itself 24/7.
There is a parking lot if you drive a car.
Address: 2-5-33, Ayaha, Ikeda, Osaka
Hours: 9a.m. to 5p.m. but park itself opens 24/7
Access: Take Takarazuka Line and get off at Ikeda Station
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Osaka has many nice Ohanami spots and they will be packed by local people and tourists. Decide where you want to visit and check weather forecast. You can find out if cherry blossoms are ready or not on TV or the Internet.
Check here for estimated blooming day for 2017 → Sakura Forecast 2017
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