Hey, did you know? Hanami isn’t just for cherry blossoms! Visit Expo’70 Commemorative Park in Osaka Now!

The Expo’70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival will be held from February 11 (Sat/holiday) to March 12 (Sun), 2023 at Expo’70 Commemorative Park in Osaka.

Expo ’70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival with about 680 plum blossoms

“Expo’70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival” is a spring event where you can appreciate “plum blossoms” that reach their peak from mid-February to early March. About 600 plum trees of about 120 varieties bloom in the natural and cultural garden of Expo’70 Commemorative Park, and about 80 plum trees of about 40 varieties bloom beautifully in the plum grove of the Japanese garden.

The lineup includes “Kasugano”, which has red and white flowers on a single branch, and “Kurehashidare,” a weeping plum that looks like it is raining down from the heavens. You can spend a beautiful spring time while admiring various kinds of plum blossoms.

Compare Choya plum wine & plum sweets

In addition, various events related to plums are held in the park. On February 23rd (Thursday/holiday), 25th (Sat), and 26th (Sun), Choya Umeshu will open under the title of “Osaka Ume no Jin 2023”. We sell authentic plum wine tasting sets and plum sweets that use plenty of Choya plum products.

Ume Marche and workshops

In addition, there will be a “Ume Marche” where you can find processed plum products, local spring vegetables and fruits, a workshop where you can experience plum dyeing, and a plum paper cutting workshop. It is an event full of plums that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.


Expo’70 Commemorative Park Plum Festival

【Expo Period】 Saturday, February 11, 2023 – Sunday, March 12, 2023
【Hour】 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
【Venue】 EXPO’70 Commemorative Park Natural and Cultural Gardens, Japanese Garden Plum Grove, etc.
【Address】 Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture
【Admission Fee】 Free
*A separate admission fee is required for both the Natural and Cultural Gardens and the Japanese Garden (260 yen for adults, 80 yen for elementary and junior high school students)

■ Osaka Ume no Jin 2023 (Plum wine comparison)
【Date】 February 23 (Thu/Holiday), 25 (Sat), 26 (Sun) *Cancelled in case of rain
【Location】 In front of the natural and cultural garden Water Wheel Tea House
【Hour】 10:00 – 16:00
【Menu】 5 types of plum wine 500 yen (15ml x 5 types) <Limited quantity>
*Under 20 years old, no alcohol will be provided to those who are planning to drive a car, etc.
*Prices for plum sweets vary depending on the product

■ Ume Marche
【Period】 February 11 (Sat/Holiday) – March 12 (Sun) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only *Cancelled in case of rain
【Hour】 10:00 – 16:00
【Location】 Natural and Cultural Gardens Peace Rose Garden Special Space (opposite the main gate of the Japanese garden)

■ Ume dyeing workshop
【Date】 March 12 (Sun) *Cancelled in case of rain
【Hour】 11:00- / 14:00-
【Location】 Natural and Cultural Gardens, Water Wheel Tea House
【Price】 Handkerchief course 1,000 yen, stole course 3,000 yen
【Inquiry & Reservation】 Kyoto Kawabata store 075-325-0777
*Advance reservations possible, up to the day before

【Official Website】 https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/56478/