Japan Mint Bureau is a regular spot that is often voted No. 1 in the ranking of Osaka’s cherry blossom viewing spots.
Although the grounds are not accessible during the day, they are open for a limited time only during the “Cherry Blossom Passage,” which is held when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
*Pre-registration online is required for 2023 (first-come, first-served).
Cherry blossoms at Japan Mint are mainly late-blooming yaezakura, and many types of cherry trees can be enjoyed while walking along the 560-meter promenade.
Each cherry tree is planted with a different variety of cherry blossom, so find the one you like best!
1-1-79,Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]
15-minute walk from Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line Minamimorimachi Station
Osaka Castle Park
This lush green park stretches around Osaka Castle and offers a spectacular view of cherry blossoms with the castle tower in the background.
The Nishinomaru Garden, surrounded by important cultural properties, is famous for its approximately 300 cherry trees, mainly Someiyoshino.
1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka [MAP]
20-minute walk from Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line Temmabashi Station
Osaka Sakura Cruise
The “Naniwa Tanken Cruise with Rakugo Storytellers,” which offers sightseeing in Osaka City with the entertaining guidance of Rakugo storytellers, will be operated as the “Cherry Blossom Special Cruise” for a limited time in spring.
This is a very popular cruise every year, where you can enjoy the rows of cherry blossom trees that are slightly tinted with spring colors from the surface of the river.
The cruise takes about 120 minutes and you can see the cherry blossoms along the Okawa River.
Minatomachi Port: 1-3-1, Minato-machi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka [MAP]
8-minute walk from Hanshin Namba Line Osaka-Namba Station
Ikeda Satsukiyama Green Space
Satsukiyama Ryokuchi, located in Ikeda, Osaka, is a popular spot where you can enjoy a free zoo, hiking, barbecues, and playground equipment all day long. On weekends during the holiday season, the park is crowded with families with children and hikers.
From the entrance of the park to the Hinomaru Observatory at the top of the mountain, Someiyoshino and Yamazakura cherry trees are in full bloom everywhere.
2-5, Ayaha, Ikeda-shi, Osaka [MAP]
17-minute walk from Hankyu Takarazuka Line Ikeda Station
Myoken-no-Mori is a play area where you can get in touch with nature, only about an hour away from Osaka Umeda. It is 666 meters long, with a height difference of 223 meters, and can be reached by cable car in five minutes.
While enjoying the cherry blossoms spilling out at eye level, take a walk in the air by cable car or lift. The distant view of the mountain in spring is also a sight to behold.
You can also enjoy barbecues and footbaths on the mountain, making it a great place to go in spring.
Kurokawa-aza-okutakitani Kawanishi-shi [MAP]
From Hankyu Takarazuka Line Kawanishi-noseguchi Station, transfer over to the Nose Railway Line and go to Myokenguchi Station.
In the Osaka area, there are many spots where you can enjoy cherry blossoms along with large parks and natural spots such as mountains and rivers. Please enjoy the spring time with your family and friends.