Tuesday, April 17, 2012
お花見: Cherry Blossom Viewing 2012 Part 2 - Temmabashi during non-peak hours
The riverside of the Okawa River near the Temmbashi Keihan Train Station is one of the most popular spots for ohanami in Osaka. As such it is extremely crowded with people and food stalls on the weekends and evenings during the sakura season. However if one goes during midday it is not so crowded. One can stroll along the river under the cherry blossoms, enjoy the food stalls and sit leisurely on park benches. The river cruises are quite pleasant as well. I was lucky enough to visit the area during a recent research day.