Cherry Blossom in Osaka

Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.

During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues, friends, and family.They enjoy eating, drinking, and barbecuing underneath the cherry blossoms. We call this custom hanami, which means “watching blossoms”, the tradition can be traced back at least a thousand years. We bring cooked meals, alcohol, snacks, and sweets, like a potluck party.
Osaka is one of Japan's best cities for hanami. Below is a list of the city's most popular hanami spots. Submit paper now and join the beautiful view of Osaka’s sakura with ICBASS!
Kema Sakuranomiya Park

Nearly 5000 cherry trees line Okawa River for several kilometers. The seemingly endless rows of cherry trees can be viewed from a pleasant riverside promenade or from ships cruising the river. There are also lawn areas with a lot of space for picnics.

Osaka Castle
Over 4000 cherry trees are planted on the spacious grounds of Osaka Castle. A particularly nice place for a picnic is Nishinomaru Park in the castle's western citadel with wide lawns, views of the castle tower and light up in the evening.
Expo 70 Commemorative Park
The former site of the 1970 World Exhibition in Osaka was turned into a large public park with over 5000 cherry trees along its paths and around its large lawn areas. There is light up in the evenings.

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December 5th, 2019

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