2024-04-12 | Recommendations

Recommended cherry blossom viewing spots around the hotel


Osaka has suddenly become warmer, and the cherry blossoms have started to bloom little by little. This time, we would like to introduce several spots with easy access from the hotel where you can enjoy breathtaking cherry blossoms. On sunny days, we recommend renting bicycles and enjoying cherry blossom viewing and picnics.

1. Osaka Castle Park

Osaka’s symbol, Osaka Castle Park, is loved by locals and tourists alike. It is a must-visit destination. Just a 21-minute walk or a 7-minute bike ride from THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI, it boasts excellent accessibility! This popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Osaka allows you to enjoy both cherry blossoms and plum blossoms simultaneously, making it a favorite among visitors.


  • JR Osaka Castle Park Station
  • Morinomiya Station on the Chuo Line / Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Chuo Line – Just a short walk from either station
  • 20 minutes on foot or 7 minutes by bicycle from THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI

2. Kema Sakuranomiya Park 

The riverside park spans approximately 4.2 km from Momohara-seki Weir on the Okawa River to Temmabashi. Along the Okawa River, you can enjoy about 4,800 cherry trees, making it a famous cherry blossom spot. During full bloom, many cherry blossom viewers visit until late at night. On the right bank, you’ll find historic buildings such as the Mint and the Izumi-no-Hiroba, representing the early Meiji era, adding to the historical atmosphere and making it another recommended point of interest! The nighttime illumination of the cherry blossoms by streetlights is also a highlight.


  • Get off at Temmabashi Station on the Tanimachi Line.
  • 27 minutes on foot or 11 minutes by bicycle from THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI.

2. Utsubo Park 

In the urban oasis of Utsubo Park, you’ll find the blossoms of the Kanhizakura, or Cold Cherry. Its deep pink hue sets it apart from other cherry blossoms. Within this expansive park, you can also enjoy picnics on leisure sheets.

Utsubo Park features not only a rose garden and a row of Zelkova trees but also a tennis center that serves as the venue for international competitions.

On the north side of the park, along the Kyomachi Canal, you’ll find many stylish cafes and miscellaneous goods stores, making it worth a visit after your cherry blossom viewing excursion.


  • Approximately 4 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Awaza Station on the Chuo Line and Sen-Nichimae Line.
  • Approximately 3 minutes on foot from Exit 28 of Hommachi Station on the Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, and Chuo Line.
  • 19 minutes on foot or 6 minutes by bicycle from THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI.

How was it? This time, we introduced cherry blossom viewing spots with easy access from THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI.

At THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI, we offer a limited-time picnic plan. Whether adding it to your travel itinerary or creating unforgettable memories with loved ones during this season, we invite you to enjoy a trip like no other.

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