Swissôtel Nankai Osaka - Luxury hotel - WELCOME SPRING

WELCOME SPRING

PLAN YOUR WAY THROUGH CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON! In true Japanese spirit of the annual sakura viewing, here’s the latest information according to Japan Meteorological Corporation’s official 2022 cherry blossom forecast: Osaka: Flowering 28 March | Full Bloom 4 April Kyoto: Flowering 28 March | Full Bloom 5 April Nagoya: Flowering 24 March | Full Bloom 3 April Tokyo: Flowering 25 March | Full Bloom 1 April Sapporo: Flowering 28 April | Full Bloom 1 May Hiroshima: Flowering 25 March | Full Bloom 3 April While a number of festivals and viewing parties are canceled, there is still so much more to explore and discover in the heart of Osaka. Here are some of the popular spots for cherry blossom viewing: OSAKA CASTLE PARK Considered as one of the most popular spots for Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing) parties, the park around the castle is filled with more than 3,000 cherry trees. Its annual light-up event in the evening also makes for the perfect photos, with an array of colourful lights set with the Osaka Castle serving as backdrop. Its wide lawns, lush scenery and cafés within the park serves as an ideal cherry blossom venue for all ages. How to get there (Approximately 33 minutes): From the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, take the Midosuji Subway Line Namba Station (M20) towards Shin-Osaka or Senri-Chuo and alight at Hommachi Station (M18), 2 stations away. Take Chuo Subway Line towards Gakken-Nara-Tomigaoka, and alight at Morinomiya Station (C19), 3 stations away. EXPO ’70 COMMEMORATIVE PARK A large public park previously known as the venue for the 1970 World Exhibition, this commemorative park is another popular spot with over 5,000 cherry trees. During the sakura season, pop-up shops and restaurants are set up around its massive lawn areas and illuminations are held at night in various sections of the park. Its barbecue spots, pedal boats, museums and nature trails have made the park popular for families, keeping everyone entertained. How to get there (Approximately 1 hour): From the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, take the Midosuji Subway Line Namba Station (M20) towards Senri-Chuo and alight at Senri-Chuo Station (M08), 12 stations away. Take the Osaka Monorail towards Kadoma-shi, and alight at Bampaku-kinen-koen Station (Station No. 17), 2 stations away. Aside from these locations, you can also opt to stay #ALLSAFE and celebrate Spring in a safe and secure environment, right in the heart of Namba. Swissôtel Nankai Osaka brings you the following spring-themed offers to celebrate the season in the company of family or friends. ALLSAFE Stays + F&B Credits Take a spring breather all without leaving the comforts of the city. Enjoy an overnight stay from JPY29,000, which includes JPY10,000 food and beverage credits in any of our restaurants. The hotel’s convenient location provides the accessibility you need as you make your way to explore the city. For more details, click here Garden Picnic Brunch | Tavola36 Enjoy a garden-themed brunch 147 metres above ground! The seasonal brunch from Tavola36 features the freshest produce from Osaka, with live stations, a pizza corner and pasta station, as well as this spring’s featured menu, Roasted Beef with Garden Herb, available at the carving station. For more details, click here Spring Lunch Bento Box | Hana-Goyomi Japanese Restaurant Chef Hanada prepares a limited time bento box inspired by the colours and flavours of spring. Have a taste of local cuisine amidst a ryokan-style setting at the Hana-Goyomi restaurant, located at the 10th floor of the hotel. For more details, click here A Taste of Spring | Empress Room Travel through food as Chef Leow Leong Hock of Empress Room serves you a sakura-inspired six-course Chinese menu. This season’s highlights include a Spring Treasures Platter, Sakura Sea Bream, Sakura Noodles and Bird’s Nest. For more details, click here Spring Seasonal Menu | SH’UN Wine & Dine Welcome Spring with a new way of enjoying one of Osaka’s popular kushiage at the award-winning SH’UN Wine & Dine. Chef Koki Otsu presents a selection of kushiage complemented with soy milk skin and miso dipping sauce, best enjoyed with a selection of wines recommended by our in-house sommerlier. For more details, click here SH’UN Spring Taste with Free Wine Pairing | SH’UN Wine & Dine End the day with a rewarding dinner as Chef Koki Otsu captures the taste of the season. The Spring menu includes amuse, appetizers, seasonal vegetable sticks, a selection of eight kushiage, main dish and dessert, and comes with a glass of wine from recommendations of the sommelier. For more details, click here
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