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[Okawa River Sakura Cruise]

See the Sakura along the Okawa River and the bustle of spring from a cruise boat

When the sakura flowers along the beautiful Okawa River, the symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka, are in full bloom, a wide range of boats operate as the Okawa River Sakura Cruise over a limited period. There are so many highlights within the roughly 25-minute cruise, like the somei-yoshino that hang down along the river, and the sakura near the Osaka Japan Mint. Although the sakura seen when you look up in the parks and river banks are beautiful, the flowers seen from on the river are exceptional. The Hachikenya Ohanami Festa, which is held near the Hachikenya Pier, starts with a parade, and includes water front activities and stalls.
Posted photos Main Okawa River in spring sees various tourist boats go by
Right You can enjoy the diverse scenery on the Okawa River Sakura Cruise only available during spring
Date ● Okawa River Sakura Cruise
March 25th, 2017 to the last day the Japan Mint permits sakura viewers to go through
● Hachikenya Ohanami Festa
March 25th to April 16th, 2017
Address 1-1 Temmabashikyo-machi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka (Hachiken-yahama Pier)
Phone Osaka City Cruise Promotion Council
+81-6-6942-0555 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (departs every 10 to 30 minutes)
* Only from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 25th.
Holidays Open everyday during the period (closes in cases of heavy weather)
* Please inquire for details.
Fee Adults 1,200 yen
(One child of elementary school age or under can accompany an adult free of charge)
Elementary school students 600 yen
Children under elementary school age Free
Access Take the Midosuji Line of Osaka municipal subway from "Shin-Osaka" Station of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes, alight at "Umeda Station" and walk to "Higashi-Umeda Station" of Osaka City Subway Tanimachi Line. Take the Tanimachi Line of Osaka municipal subway for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Temmabashi Station" and walk approx. 2 minutes.
URL Osaka City Cruise
* Courses may change or be canceled in cases of heavy weather etc.
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.
* The Okawa River Sakura Cruise is scheduled to be held every year from end of March to mid April.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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