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Osaka Fall Foliage 2023: 5 Best Spots in Osaka to View Autumn Leaves

Looking for the best spots to experience fall foliage in Osaka? Osaka Localized has curated the best places to visit for viewing autumn leaves in Osaka.

The peak of fall foliage in Osaka in 2023 is expected to come around in the second week of November until the second week of December. This is just a forecast based on the foliage season in Osaka in the previous years. It might come earlier or later, so stay tuned!

Osaka is home to so many gardens, shrines, temples, parks, streets, and mountains where you can experience the best of the fall season. Get your pens out because we are giving you 5 of the best viewing spots for this fall in Osaka:

1. Osaka Castle Park

Start off with Osaka’s iconic castle. At the Osaka Castle Park grounds, maple and ginkgo leaves in the fall put a new level of beauty to this top tourist attraction. Don’t forget to drop by the museum and the main keep where you can see Osaka City.

  • Admission: Free (castle grounds)

  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Address: 1 Osaka Castle, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 540-0002 Japan

2. Midosuji Boulevard

One of the major thoroughfares in central Osaka, Midosuji Boulevard is an attraction of its own when fall comes. Over 800 ginkgo decorate the side streets, making it one of the most beautiful roads in Osaka. Don’t forget to shop around!

  • Admission: Free

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: Midosuji Boulevard, Osaka, Japan

3. Hoshida Park

One of the most beautiful attractions in Osaka in the fall is Hoshida Park where you can walk its trail designed after a forest railway. Its famous 280-meter suspension bridge is a perfect backdrop for any photo-op!

  • Admission: Free

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 5019-1 Hoshida, Katano City, Osaka Prefecture 576-0011 Japan

4. Osaka Expo Memorial Park

Also known as Expo '70 Commemorative Park, this park spans 260 hectares with hundreds of maple and ginkgo trees sprawled within the area. Don’t forget to visit Moniji Waterfall for another autumn experience in Osaka, as well as the Tower of the Sun, the National Museum of Ethnology, and the Osaka Folks Crafts Museum.

  • Admission: 250 yen

  • Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 AM (closed on Wednesday)

  • Address: 1-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture 565-0826 Japan

5. Minoo Park

Just a 30-minute train ride away from Osaka, Minoo Park is a paradise for nature lovers. We recommend walking along the 2.8-kilometer river and hiking up the famous Minoo Waterfall.

  • Admission: 1,000 yen

  • Hours: 24 hours

  • Address: 1-18 Minoo Park, Minoo City, Osaka 562-0002 Japan

Osaka definitely has so many more attractions to see in the fall. These are just some, so be sure to include them on your itinerary.


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