Yesterday I went to check out the cherry blossoms around the Osaka Castle area. It was quite overcast.
I started at Naniwanomiya Park.
This park which I stumbled upon a couple years ago, was once the property of the Naniwa Palace. If you are interested there is more info on the property here.
I had picked up several snacks from Boulangerie Lien to enjoy at the park.
This custard filled cream pan...was still a little warm, so good!
And this sweet chili sausage bread.
Chewy baguette filled with a snappy sausage and coated with sweet chili sauce...this was messy but good.
As I was sitting and taking in the scenery, I noticed this man who had a tree all to himself.
I then walked the perimeter of the Osaka Castle property.
Even though this photo doesn't show it, there were tons of people taking in the blossoms.
And then I made my way to the Oogawa, a large river in Osaka that has cherry blossom trees on both sides...a panorama pichere.
Lots of walking, and even though it was overcast, it was still nice to be out and about.