Date : end March - early April
Place : Nishinomaru Garden, Osaka Castle Park
Time : TBD
Admission fee : TBD

The Nishinomaru Garden is famous for its 600 cherry trees that bloom gloriously in spring.
During the cherry blossom season, the garden is open to public in the evening.
Party under the cherry trees, feasting on bento boxes and drinking Japanese SAKE together with friends or family is so popular to all ages of Japanese.


Date : end March -early April
Place : Osaka Castle Park
Time : until dark
Admission fee : free of charge

Osaka Castle Park is home to a cherry blossom viewing and over 4,000 cherry trees are planted in the park.
You can enjoy cherry blossom viewing from the end of March to early April.

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Castle and the cherry blossoms every year.


Date : April 1 - 30
Place : Gion Koburen-jo , Gion , Kyoto
Admission fee : TBD

MIYAKO ODORI is a dance performed by the MAIKO and GEIKO in Kyoto's historic entertainment district, Gion.

KYOTO IMPERIAL PALACE - open to public

Date : TBD (cherry blossom season)
Time : 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (last admission)
Admission fee : free of charge

The Kyoto Imperial Palace opens to the public on only limited period in spring.
(No advance application required)


Date : 21st and 22nd of every month
Place : Shitennoji Temple
Time : From morning to evening
Admission fee : free of charge

Shitennoji temple is the oldest Buddhist temple, built in Japan over 1,400 years ago.
A flea market has been held on the 21st and 22nd of every month for the last 200 years.
A lot of Osaka food that you can find here, such as Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki and many more.
A walk through the market is always an interesting experience.


Date : April 22
Place : Shitennoji Temple , Osaka
Time : 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                        (last admission)
Admission fee : free of charge

SEIREIKAI is the traditional ceremony conducted on the outdoor stage of Shitennoji Temple every year. 

Zoheikyoku Sakura no Torinuke

Date :  April 9 - 15, 2019
Place : Japan Mint , Osaka (Osaka Zohei Kyoku)
Time : 10:00am-9:00pm (weekday)
              9:00am-9:00pm (weekend)
Admission fee : free of charge

Various colors of cherry blossoms of more than 100 kinds can be enjoyed during the opening period of cherry blossom viewing. Japan Mint


Date : April 29
Place : Tanzan Shrine , Nara
Kemari (ball kicking) Performance Time : TBD
Admission fee : free of charge

Kemari Matsuri is an ancient Japanese ball-kicking festival.