Festivals & Events
Expo'70 Commemorative Park Cherry Blossom Festival 万博記念公園桜まつり
Osaka's biggest park also boasts its largest display of cherry blossoms
Expo Memorial Park's expansive grounds and numerous facilities provide a full-days' worth of enjoyment, but the park really comes to life when the cherry blossom blooms. Couples, families, co-workers and friends all flock to the park to drink, party and relax on the lawn.
How to Get There
Expo Memorial Park is easily reached by train from central Osaka.
From Shin-Osaka Station or Umeda Station, take the Midosuji Subway Line to Senri-Chuo Station. Then, transfer to the Osaka Monorail and ride two stops to Banpaku-Kinen-Koen Station. The Expo Memorial Park can be seen on the left as you exit the station's ticket gates and proceed down the ramp.
Planning your journey
The cherry blossoms at the Expo Memorial Park have been selected as one of the "100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan." Kanhizakura and Higanzakura cherry trees begin to bloom in mid-March, while Somei Yoshino and other cherry trees turn the country a beautiful pink. The cherry trees in this park generally bloom in early April. If you're in Japan during this time, enjoy the temperate weather and beautiful scenery by spending some time relaxing in the park grounds. It's not uncommon for locals to party late into the night.
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