Best picnic spots for Spring in Osaka

07:11 05/10/2024

Osaka, Japan is a bustling and developed city that is second to only Tokyo in Japan. Away from its well-known lively entertainment venues and endless shopping locations, Osaka also has a different side to it, that is more relaxing, peaceful, and sure to put your mind at ease.

Spring is also finally upon Japan after months of harsh winter, with the weather getting warmer and the sky staying bright for longer. Since this is just the perfect weather for picnics, in this article, let GoEMON introduce to you our list of parks with the best picnic spots, perfect to visit this spring in Osaka! 

Let's enjoy the beautiful nature and warm weather of spring together with GoEMON this spring at famous parks in Osaka!

1. Osaka Castle Park 

Located in the heart of Osaka, Osaka Castle Park is one of the most famous parks in the city. The park covers an area of approximately 105.6 hectares and is well-known for having the perfect view of Osaka Castle. When coming here, you definitely should not miss out on the Nishino Garden. The garden is home to many different types of flowers and is in bloom throughout the entire year, so you can witness the beautiful flowers throughout at any time, no matter the season. The park also hosts regular events such as flower festivals each spring and autumn, and cherry blossom light-up events during the hanami season. 

Address: 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi 〒 540-0002

Entrance fee: Adults: 600 yen, Children from junior high school and below: free

Opening Hours:  9:00 ~ 17:00

2. Nagai Botanical Garden 

Located in the Southeast corner of Nagai Park, Nagai Botanical Garden is the perfect location for those looking for somewhere peaceful to relax and get away from the bustle anf bustle of everyday life. It is home to over 1200 plant species and various wild birds. The park also has over 200 varieties of roses, which are in full bloom during spring, offering breathtakingly beautiful scenery that will definitely blow your mind away.

Address: 1-23 Nagaikoen, Higashisumiyoshi Ward, Osaka 〒 546-0034

Entrance Fee: Adults: 200 yen, Children from junior high school and below: free

Opening Hours: 9:30 ~ 17:00

3. Expo '70 Commemorative Park

When it comes to parks in Osaka, the Expo '70 Commemorative Park is one that you definitely cannot fail to mention. This is one of the most well-known parks in Osaka with one of its most famous attractions being the Tower of the Sun (or taiyou no Tou in Japanese). The park has a plethora of different facilities offering numerous recreational and sports activities for visitors to experience. Additionally, you can also stroll around and enjoy various types of flowers, such as tulips, azaleas, irises, and many more. 

Address: 1-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita, Osaka 〒 565-0826

Entrance Fee: Adults: 260 yen, Children: 80 yen

Opening Hours: 9:30 ~ 17:00

4. Settsukyo Park

Settsukyo Park is the perfect location for those who want to experience the full splendor of nature. Consisting entirely of mountains and forests, the park has many open spaces and natural tracks for visitors to explore and observe nature at its most natural state. There is also a hiking course for those who want to get to the top of the mountain.  The park is covered in a blanket of pink cherry blossom during spring, bright shades of red and orange during the autumn foliage, and glowy with fireflies on summer nights. Thus, it is a perfect location to visit whole year round, no matter the season. 

Address:  5-3-14 Tsukawaki, Takatsuki, Osaka 〒 569-1036

Entrance Fee: Free

Opening hours: All day

5. Hirakata Park 

Hirakata is the perfect location for those wanting to immerse themselves in the beautiful nature of spring and also spend quality with families and friends. The park also offers a wide variety of attractions for you to explore, among which the giant Ferris wheel - Skywalker, is the most popular. Reaching over 80 meters high, the ride will give you a panoramic view of the entire park. 

Above was GoEMON’s recommendation on the list of pretty parks in Osaka that you should visit this spring! Nothing’s better than letting off some steam while spending quality time with your families and friends and admiring the parks’ nature, right?

Location: 1-1 Hirakatakoencho, Hirakata, Osaka 〒 573-0054

Entrance Fee

  • Admission Ticket: 1800 yen for adults, 1000 yen for children 
  • Additional charges apply if you want to ride the attractions.  The park offers 2 other types of tickets: 

- Admission Ticket + Unlimited Pass Voucher (unlimited rides):  Adults: 5100 yen, children: 4300 yen, 2 years old and below: 3000 yen 

- Unlimited Pass Voucher (Admission Ticket not included): Adult + Children: 3300 yen,  2 years old and below: 2000 yen.

Opening hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00

Make sure to check out these parks if you have some time off in Osaka!

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