Osaka’s Sakura Spots 2021
Best Cherry Blossom in Osaka
Spring is almost here. Soon, Sakura cherry blossoms—“spiritual beauty”—will be in full bloom in Osaka. While events are cancelled due to the pandemic again this year, we sincerely hope we will be able to enjoy Sakura together in person next year. Until then, stay safe.
One of the most famous Sakura spots in Kansai boasts some 3,000 Sakura trees within its 100 hectare (260 acre) property. In particular, Nishinomaru Garden, where the castle tower stands tall behind 300 Sakura trees, is a sight to see and attracts many visitors every year.
Chuo Line Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line A short walk from Exit 3-B at Morinomiya Station.
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line About 3 mins walk from Exit 2 at Osaka Business Park Station.
Tanimachi Line Chuo Line About 6 mins walk from Exit 1-B at Tanimachi 4-chome Station.
Tanimachi Line About 8 mins walk from Exit 3 at Temmabashi Station.
A riverside park that stretches over 4.2km between Kema Araizeki and Temmabashi is a well-known spot for cherry blossoms. Walk along Okawa River and admire some 4,800 Sakura trees on the river bank.
Tanimachi Line About 3 mins walk from Exit 1 at Temmabashi Station.
Japan Mint The “Cherry Blossom Walkway”
The 2021 “Cherry Blossom Walkway” event has been cancelled.
The Japan Mint opens its Sakura passageway to the public for only one week each year during the Sakura season. While the event was cancelled in 2020, the famous walkway will be open in 2021 to a limited number of visitors who have registered in advance. (Registration has closed.)
Click here for the Japan Mint’s blog (※This article was published in 2019.)
The night view with beautiful cherry blossoms
Stand on the Temmabashi bridge and the view of the Sakura trees that line next to Okawa River is just breathtaking both during the day and at night.
Tanimachi Line A short walk from Exit at Temmabashi station.
Founded by Prince Shotoku, Shitennoji Temple was the first Buddhist temple that was built by the state. Take a refuge from the bustling city at the Gokuraku-jodo Garden at one of Japan’s oldest temples with some 50 Sakura trees and a magnificent Japanese garden.
An oasis in the city, Utsubo Park is known for Kanhi Zakura (Prunus campanulate,) deep pink Sakura cherry blossoms that bloom earlier than other types of Sakura. Make sure to get under the trees and look up because Kanhi Zakura blooms downwards!
You can find pretty Sakura cherry blossoms all around Osaka Metro lines. Take a casual stroll between stations and find hidden Sakura spots!
Beautiful Sakura Blossoms in Osaka Giving Courage to All. (※This article was published in 2020.)
[Access] A short walk from Exit 3-B at Morinomiya Station.
About 3 mins walk from Exit 2 at Osaka Business Park Station, about 6 mins walk from Exit 1-B at Tanimachi 4-chome Station, about 8 mins walk from Exit 3 at Temmabashi Station.
[Access] About 3 mins walk from Exit 1 at Temmabashi Station.
[Access] About 12 mins walk from Exit 2 at Kyobashi Station.
About 13 mins walk from Exit 3 at Minamimorimachi Station.
Note: At the Osaka Mint cherry blossom viewing, visitors can only walk one-way from South gate (Temmabashi area) to North gate (Sakuranomiyabashi area).
South Entrance：About 7 mins walk from Exit 1 at Temmabashi Station.
[Closed] Every third Wednesday, New Year holidays
[Access] About 4 mins walk from Exit 4 at Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station.
About 9 mins walk from Exit 17 at Tennoji Station.
[Hours] April-September 8:30-16:30 (8:00-17:00 on the 21st of every month)
October-March 8:30-16:00 (8:00-16:30 on the 21st of every month except Oct.)
Rokuto-do 8: 30-18: 00 (8: 00-18: 00 on the 21st of every month)
※ The last reception of the garden is 30 minutes ago
[Closed] Open daily (the garden has holidays)
[Access] About 3 mins walk from Exit 28 at Hommachi Station.
[Hours] Always open
[Access] A short walk from Exit 3 at Nagai Station.
[Hours] Vary depending on the facilities in the park
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