Each year for one week in mid April, the Osaka Mint Bureau opens their grounds for ‘Sakura Torinuke” – cherry blossom viewing.
The particular variety for which the mint grounds are famous for is yaezakura – a slightly later flowering variety with more petals than the classic somei yoshino variety. So while most parks in Osaka will be on their last cherry blossom legs, the Osaka Mint will be in full swing. After dark, the blossoms are illuminated.
The mint is a 15 minute walk from Temmabashi Station.