Tours of Japan Mint in Osaka have proven unexpectedly popular with tourists from overseas. There is no need to reserve, but you should inquire beforehand whether tours are availableon the day that you intend to visit. (On the days of the Cherry Blossom Walk-Through and the preceding day, no Japan Mint tours are conducted.)
When the cherry trees are in bloom around the middle of April, the grounds of Japan Mint are opened for a week, permitting visitors to stroll along a path for some 560 meters along the old Yodogawa River.
This tradition began in the Meiji 16th well over 100 years ago.
(The actual days for the current year are announced in the middle of March.)
Cherry Blossom Walk-Through
Recommended route <Time required:Approx. 30 min>
"Hearton Hotel Minamisenba"→ 4 min on foot → "Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, Nagahoribashi Station, Dest. Kadoma-minami" → 3 min → "Tanimachi 6-chome Station" → 3 min on foot → "Subway Tanimachi Line, Tanimachi 6-chome Station, Dest. Miyakojima" → 3 min → "Temmabashi Station" → Approx. 15 min on foot → "Cherry Blossom Walk-Through"
Japan Mint (Cherry Blossom Walk-Through)
Recommended route <Time required:Approx. 20 min>
"Hearton Hotel Minamisenba"→ 4 min on foot → "Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, Nagahoribashi Station, Dest. Kadoma-minami" → 5 min → "Minamimorimachi Station" → Approx. 10 min on foot → Japan Mint