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Osaka, Kyoto and Kansai
Osaka features many places to enjoy spring with its cherry blossoms including Sakura in Osaka Castle, cherry trees in Osaka Mint Bureau, and the Cherry Blossoms at Kawasaki bridge. In this article, I am going to introduce another awesome spot to capture a great view of the city with the mesmerizing cherry blossoms in the spring – Kema Sakuranomiya park in Osaka. I guess at this park you will find the greatest amount of cherry trees in the city and will definitely feel the essence of Hanami tradition in the Kansai area.
Kema Sakuranomiya Park is a river park that lies on the benches of Okawa river and uses a riverbed from Keumaarai to Tenman rivers. This park occupies the area of 32.3 hectares and boasts about 4700 cherry trees that cover the river banks in pastel pink every spring. The park’s shape, an incredible amount of cherry trees, its close location to the Mint Bureau, water plaza, and promenade made it the most popular place for cherry blossom viewing in Osaka. In addition, it is an excellent place for jogging and its lawns are perfect for picnics.
During the blooming season, you will have an outstanding opportunity to see a Sakura tunnel along the river in Kema Sakuranomiya Park! It’s breathtaking to walk or jog through it indeed. Of course, if you borrow a bicycle, you can cycle in this park as well. If you like trains, this place is perfect as you can see trains running from this park. During the blossoming season, it is very crowded in this park. However, except for that season, there are a few people only. So, you can relax to watch the river and the trees. How about reading a book under the tree? You can watch “Yakata-Bune” (lavishly decorated private traditional boats) on the river.
Another great way to enjoy Kema Sakuranomiya Park would be taking a short boat trip on an amphibious bus of a usual cruise boat. This will allow you t admire the beauty of the park and its cherry blossoms from a different angle and see other parts of Osaka at the same time. For example, the Osaka Duck Tour provides 90 minutes tours starting from Osaka castle, and the bus splashes into the water at Kema Sakuranomiya Park which creates a lot of joy and excitement especially during the Sakura season. On the other hand, the Osaka City Cruise creates short (25-30 min) cruising during blossoming season close to the part at a pretty reasonable price.
Dates: End of March – Mid of April every year
Place: Kema Sakuranomiya Park
Opening hours: Open all year around
Address: Osaka Osaka city Miyakozima district Nakano town block 1
Official Website (Japanese only): http://www.osakapark.osgf.or.jp/kema_sakuranomiya/
Subway Tanimachi line、Keihan「Tenmanbashi」station、
JR Touzai line「Osakazyoukitazume」sation、
JR Kanzyou line「Sakuranomiya」station
If you decide to visit Kema Sakuranomiya Park, please refer to the information above. If you visit by train, you get on the train at Tenmanbashi station or Osakazyoukitazume or Sakuranomiya station. This spot opens all year around.
If you are curious about Sakura and beautiful scenery, come to Osaka and find many great spots to enjoy. In case you like busy places, probably the Universal Studio Japan would be a match for you. If you like to relax in a quiet place, you should go to Kema Sakuranomiya Park. I am sure the cherry trees in this park will hypnotize you when they are in the fool bloom!
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