[The Japan Mint Opens its Doors to Sakura Viewers]
A famous spot for viewing many kinds of sakura trees
Among the many sakura-viewing spots in Osaka, one of the spring traditions is to go through the Japan Mint to see the trees there bloom. The doors are open only for a week in mid April, when viewers can walk the sakura-lined path of approximately 560 m from the south gate to the north gate. The place is so popular because you can see many varieties of sakura all at once. It's a one way path, so be careful not to miss the rare varieties. After sunset, the bombori lanterns are lit, offering a fantastical view of the sakura hovering in the night sky.
|Posted photos||Main Sakura viewers go through the Japan Mint
Two photos Upper Beni temari, lower Botan
|Viewing period||Sakura: Mid April|
|Date||1 week in mid April, 2017|
|Time||Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Bombori lanterns are lit after sunset)|
|Address||1-1-79 Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka|
|Phone||+81-50-5548-8686 (Hello Dial) (Japanese only)
From after the event date has been decided to when the event ends 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
|Access||Take the JR Kyoto Line from "Shin-Osaka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Osaka Station. Take the JR Osaka Loop Line for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Sakuranomiya Station" and walk for approx. 30 minutes.
Or take the Osaka City Bus Route No. 36 from "Osaka Station" for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Sakuranomiya-bashi" and walk for approx. 15 minutes. (You have to walk from the exit side round to the entrance side.)
Take the Osaka City Subway Midosuji Line from "Shin-Osaka Station"of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes to "Umeda Station". Walk for approx. 11 minutes to "Kitashinchi Station". Take the JR Tozai Line for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Osaka Tenmangu Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
|* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article.
* Event dates will be decided in around mid March.
updated on Mar 28, 2017
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