Cherry blossom season came early this year, and it disappeared just as quickly. Everyone’s SNS feeds were full of white and pink petals for a few weeks, but their fleeting beauty is gone now…
However, that’s not to say you have to forget about flower viewing completely until next spring.
Each flower has it’s own peak season, and although plum and cherry blossom’s time is over, tulip season begins in late-March, until mid-May, and peak time is usually in mid-April.
Japan is a great country for enjoying the natural beauty of the changing seasons. From Hokkaido to Kyushu, there’s not lack of scenic spots and that includes plenty of parks to see tulips in full bloom.
I recently moved to Osaka and my friend wanted to show me the sights.
Due to the reinstated curfew, my outings have been limited to the daytime, so we ended up at Osaka’s Expo 70 Commemorative Park, commonly known as Banpaku Koen.
I’d visited in 2020 during cherry blossom season and my inability to distinguish between plum and cherry blossoms led to some research and the article below.
Cherry, Peach, and Plum Blossoms – Can You Tell Them Apart?
However, this time around the main attraction were the tulips…