About Nishinomaru Garden
An open-space garden with spectacular views of Osaka Castle and hundreds of cherry and plum trees.
Set within the larger (and free) Osaka Castle Park, the Nishinomaru Garden is a scenic lawn garden offering spectacular views of Osaka Castle.
The garden is set on 6.4 hectares which were formerly the residence of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s wife - Toyotomi being the local ruler in the 16th century, and original designer of Osaka Castle.
The open-style garden features around 300 cherry trees and 1,270 Ume plum trees, making it one of the best spots to see a lot of blossoms at once. Typically the plums bloom earlier in the year - January to March - with cherry blossom season being a much smaller window in late March to early April. This means that a visitor to Osaka who is a bit early to see cherry blossoms may still be able to view the incredible - and arguably, equally beautiful - plum blossoms.
During cherry blossom season, the garden has extended opening hours, with many of the trees illuminated at night.
A traditional tea house is nestled inside the garden, where you can enjoy Japanese snacks and drinks.