The plum blossom has started to bloom these last few weeks, most of it isnt even in full bloom yet…but I did manage to get a few nice pictures from Osaka Castle park, Expo 70 Park and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Kyoto.
Osaka Castles 3D projetction event was extended this year (due to popular demand?) so we were able to visit on a cold but dry January.
Some autumn colours in Osaka Castle park yesterday (November 20th) we went quite late in the afternoon (about 4:30pm) and it was already getting dark.
All pictures are untouched without filters.
I was able to enjoy blossom in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto this year!
Everyone loves cherry blossom (sakura), but what about plum blossom (ume)?! I love seeing plum blossom as its a sure sign of spring beginning and better weather ahead!
In Osaka you can see lots of plum blossom in Osaka Castle Park. We visited a few weeks ago (11th Feb) and a few early blooming species had started to blossom.
Yesterday was a lovely sunny day, I went back to Osaka Castle with a BBQ!
Sadly it rained really heavy Saturday night and the wind was howling so most of the beautiful blossom had been washed away.
It didn’t stop people enjoying the sunshine and what was left of the sakura though!
You can see just how much blossom was lost in two days:
And one last picture…