It is well known that the view of Sakura, the cherry blossoms
in full bloom is so beautiful in spring time in Japan.
But before that, we can also enjoy Ume, the Japanese plum
(apricot) trees in full bloom.
I like this round shape of flowers and also the faint
fragrance when walking through the trees.
There are some viewing spots in Osaka.
We can enjoy the view from now for the early flowering
until mid March for late bloomings.
on one line from our hostel
Banpaku Park ( Expo’70 Commemoraive Park )
enjoy the combination of the tower of sun and plum trees
Osaka Tenmangu ( Tenjinsan )
Ume matsuri festival from 8th to 28th February @500yen
Don’t miss a glass of plum wine (Ume-syu) 😉
There are many viewing spots around Osaka as well in Nara, Kyoto,
Hyogo and Wakayama. Please ask us at the front desk for more info.