Feb 28, 2016

Plum blossom at Osaka Castle

Some 1250 plum trees representing 95 varieties stand in one of the largest gardens of its kind in Osaka The trees usually begin flowering early from the end of January and are trimmed into short, wide shapes so that visitors can enjoy them easily without casting their eyes up.
 Plum is also beautiful and has more color comparing than Cherry blossom.

Full bloom of the day recent years are 

16th March, 2015
12th March, 2015
10th March, 2015
18th March, 2015
14th March, 2015
It's coming soon!! Don't miss it!:D
Access: 10minutes walk from JR/Subway Morinomiya station

Feb 4, 2016

Expo Park Ume Festival

Viewing Ume (Japanese plum tree's blossoms) is also popular attraction as well as Sakura.
There are 124 kind, 600 Ume tree at natural culture park, and 37 kinds, 80 Ume trees are at Japanese garden.
The shop for Ume products such as plum jam, Umeboshi will be open during the festival. 
You also have the opportunity to have look Japanese tea ceremony room in the Japanese Garden where usually not open for public.
PLACE 〒565-0826 Senri EXPO Park, Suita City, Osaka Pref.  
SCHEDULE February 20(Sat) - March 21(Mon), 2016
FEE Natural culture garden・Japanese garden :
Adult JPY250, Primary and secondary student JPY70