Let us take a short break from all the manhole covers and enjoy some cherry blossoms (Sakura) for this year 2014.
During this season, I call it Sakura Season, I love walking early in the morning and just enjoy the beauty of what Spring could offer. Every year the Osaka Mint Bureau opens their gates to the public for 1 week to share the beauty of the Sakura inside the complex. They currently have 350 trees and 130 varieties inside. Unfortunately it’s very famous , thus the crowd.
The very first time I visited the place many moons ago, I could barely moved much less take a decent picture. The second time, I was there even before the gates were open and I was able to enjoy the beauty of the Sakura and was able to get a decent picture so I was satisfied.
After returning to Osaka , three years ago, T and I tried to see the blooms once more but turned back after we saw the crowd. For this year I decided to create a meetup event to force myself to go 🙂
Here are some of the pictures I took.
I love the lamp among these fluffy Sakura.
This place would have been perfect for a picnic , unfortunately it is not allowed.
It looks like fluffy pink marshmallows 🙂
I was underneath it. I wished I could have stayed longer underneath it.
A close up shot.
Fluffy little white clouds 🙂
The whole place is less than 600 meters long but you could easily stay there for hours just taking pictures of these lovely Sakura.
If you are in Osaka at this time of the year make sure to include a short visit to the Osaka Mint Bureau, I’m sure you will enjoy it, minus the crowd 🙂
Till next year.