1-1-79 Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0043, Japan
Osaka Mint Bureau is a very special place for cherry blossom viewing as its 'cherry blossom passage' is open to public for one week only every year. The viewing period is in mid-April, but the exact period is announced only in early or mid-March.
1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0076, Japan
Hozenji Yokocho, a narrow alley by the Hozenji temple, exudes traditional Naniwa atmosphere which is totally different from the busy Dotonbori district. This alley was originally a part of Hozenji, a temple of the Jodo sect of Tenryuzan.