artjournal about Osaka-mint Sakura Viewing


There are some famous Sakura(cherry blossom in Japan) spot in Osaka.And Osaka-Mint is the one of the most popular.


Osaka-mint


In the site,there is about 560m road with 349 Sakura threes.They open the road for public when Sakuras are full-blooming.You can enjoy various sakura and light up at night.

349 sakura with 133 variety

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Officially,there are 133 variety of Sakura.You will be surprised how various they are!

Double-petaled,weeping form,yellow color,ball shape blooming etc....


standing board for Sakura


There are standing sighboards telling Sakura names and characteristics.


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Some sakura flowers bloom in low position.You can watch them with very short range.


Stalls and surroundings

stalls at Osaka-mint


Out of the venue,you can enjoy stalls!There are many choice.Takoyaki,Yakisoba,Cotton candy....

※Eating and drinking is prohibited in Osaka-Mint.


Okonomiyaki stall at Osaka-mint


A stall baking Okonomiyaki.


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Enjoy nice snacks viewing sakura and river~.

The date changes every year

The gate of Sakura viewing

That date changes every year depending on the climate.It's usually later than full-blooming timing of normal sakura.So if you miss common sakura season,you'd better to check Osaka-mint's web site(here).

【Reference】

2014:April 11~17

2015:April 9~15

2016:April 8~14


Information

Adress

Tenma 1-1-79 Kita-ku Osaka-city

大阪市北区天満1-1-79

Nearby station

Osaka subway Tanimachi-ilne Temmabashi station

地下鉄谷町線・京阪本線「天満橋」駅


From the station,you need to walk about 15mins.


There are a lot of Signs to Osaka-Mint cherry blossom viewing.And so many people visit there.So follow the crowding.

Open hour

Weekday:10:00~21:00
Sat/Sun:9:00~21:00

Official site

http://www.mint.go.jp/category/eng

Relative or Near spot

Osaka castle

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