The Plum Blossom Festival will be held at Expo Park for a limited time only!

Expo ’70 Commemorative Park Plum Blossom Festival will be held at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park in Osaka until March 13, 2022 (Sun).

Plum Blossom Festival at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park

The Expo Park Plum Blossom Festival is a spring event where you can enjoy gourmet food, art, and workshops while admiring the plum blossoms at their peak. The plum tree grove in the Expo Park’s Nature Park has about 600 plum trees of 120 varieties, and the Japanese Garden has about 80 plum trees of 40 varieties.

In the Japanese Garden Plum Grove of the Nature Park, there are various spots such as the “Ume Marche” where you can enjoy shopping, the “Mizuguruma Teahouse” where you can taste ume food and drinks, and the “Nature Observation and Learning Center” where you can learn about ume through panel displays.

Ume Sweets & Ume Food

One of the best places to visit is the Mizuguruma Tea House, where delicious gourmet foods are gathered. You will find a wide variety of food and drinks, including ume sweets from popular confectionary stores, ume udon noodles made with Kishu Nanko ume plums, and ume drinks to warm you up.

Set of 2 types: 6 grains per box (3 grains of ganache with aged plum wine / 3 grains of jellied plum with fully ripened plum) 2,500 yen
Set of 3 types: 6 grains per box (2 ganache with aged plum wine / 2 jellied plums with fully ripened plums / 2 pralines with aged plum wine) 2,700 yen

For three days, February 23 (Wed.), 26 (Sat.), and 27 (Sun.), Choya Umeshu will open a booth under the title of “Osaka Ume-no-jin 2022. The event will feature a “5 kinds of plum wine tasting kit,” a set of plum wine cocktails that can be tasted at “The Choya Ginza Bar,” a specialty plum wine cocktail store, as well as bonbon chocolates made with aged plum wine and ripe plums.

Umeshu (Japanese plum wine) tasting kit, 5 kinds, 500 yen per set

In addition, on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the period, the kitchen car in front of the Mizuguruma Teahouse will sell “hot plum wine” and “hot plum drink” takeout drinks.

The CHOYA HOTTY (hot plum wine, hot plum drink) 400 yen each

Shopping at Ume Marche

The “Ume Marche,” also open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the festival period, will sell processed ume products such as “UME-TEMMA,” ume cider made with ume juice from Kishu, as well as other delicious gourmet foods. It will also offer a variety of special foods such as spring vegetables from Chikago and delicious tofu.

Information

Expo Park Plum Blossom Festival

【Event Period】 Feb. 11 (Fri, Holiday) – Mar 13 (Sun), 2022
【Hour】 9:30 – 17:00
*Admission is until 16:30. Closed on Wednesdays; open on February 23 (Wed.) and closed on February 24 (Thu.).
【Place】 Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, Nature Park, Japanese Garden Plum Grove, etc.
【Address】 1-1 Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture
【Admission Fee】 Free *Separate entrance fee for the Japanese Garden and the Nature Park is required.

■ Ume Marché
【Event Period】 Feb. 11 (Fri, Holiday) – Mar 13 (Sun), 2022 *Sat, Sun, Holiday Only
【Hour】 10:00 – 16:00
【Place】 Nature Park, Peaceful Rose Garden, special space

■ Ume Swerts & Ume Food
【Event Period】 Feb. 11 (Fri, Holiday) – Mar 13 (Sun), 2022 *Sat, Sun, Holiday Only
【Hour】 10:00 – 16:00 *Alcoholic beverages are served from 11:00 a.m.
【Place】 Nature and Culture Garden In front of the waterwheel teahouse

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