Parks & beaches
Sweet fragrances fill Osaka Castle Park in February and March, when the park's cherry blossom and plum trees are flowering.
Expo 70 Park is located on the site where the Osaka World's Fair was held (Banpaku-kinen-koen station) and includes a traditional Japanese garden.
Tenno-ji-koen Park (Tennoji-ku) features a botanical garden, a zoo and the Keitaku-en circular garden.
A one-hour train ride will take you to Osaka's nearest beach, Akashi Beach (Rinzakimatsuekaigan station).