2-3, Osaka, Japan
Kozen Park Osaka Reviews
Pretty Ume tree in Osaka Feb 01, 2014
Sakura(Cherry Blossoms) is very popular in Japan though,before it blooming around February,March you can enjoy an another pretty Japanese blossom,Ume. It look like similar to Sakura but it has quite different shape of a petal and fragrant. I would say it more like "Japanese" than Sakura.
You can see the Ume tree at some places in Japan. Here is an info about Kozen Park in Sakai city in Osaka. It's out of Osaka city,you can get to there take a Senboku Kousoku Tetsudo from Nakamozu(Midosuji line),And take off the train at Izumigaoka St. then take a bus (2 or 12) to Miyamadai-2cho bus stop. Kozen Park is very close to that bus stop. Enter fee is free. The park has 2.73ha. there are planting 1,400 ,500 kinds of Ume trees.
In Nara era(710-794),the nobility enjoyed seeing,fragrant of Ume,seemed like they held the party during it blooming. The fragrant of Ume is stronger than Cherry blossom,we saw some bees were working around the Ume blossoms.
If you visited Japan a little earlier Sakura blooming,please don't forgetting there an another pretty blossoms,Ume.
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