Best Winter Illumination Spots in Osaka 2019-2020
Osaka : Best Places to See Winter Illumination 2019-2020
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1. Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2019
Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2019 is one of most spectacular illumination events in Japan that takes place in several locations in Osaka City. The event is composed of over 20 small and large light-ups, and the two main illumination events are “Mido-suji Illumination 2019” and “OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2019”.
-Osaka Hikari Renaissance (14 to 25 December 2019)
The spectacular art festival of lights held in Nakanoshima Park
-Midosuji Illumination (4 November to 31 December 2019)
Mido-suji Illumination features the 4 km long avenue lightened up by Blue and Yellow LED lights.
Date: 4 November 2019 to 31 January 2020
Website: http://www.hikari-kyoen.com/ (Japanese)
2. Osaka Castle Illuminage 2018–2019
Osaka Castle Illuminage (大阪城イルミナージュ) is one of the most unique winter illuminations in Japan that features the spectacular light-up and Japanese historical treasures. The illumination is held at Nishinomaru Garden in Osaka Castle, one of the most important castles in Japan and the top tourist site in Osaka City.
The 150 years history of Japan from Edo Period to Meiji Period will be displayed with over 3 million colourful LED lights on the 30 m long picture scroll. The event also features severa food and drink vendors, and photo spots.
Access: 10 mins walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Station
Date: TBA (1 December 2018 to 3 March 2019)
Fee: 1,200 yen
3. Osaka German Christmas Market
The biggest Christmas Market in western Japan, Osaka German Christmas Market (ドイツ・クリスマスマーケット大阪) is back in 2018 winter. The event is held at the popular complex buildings, Shin Umeda City near JR Osaka Station.
The authentic German Christmas Market offers various kinds of Christmas food and drinks, as well as special decoration including the 27 tall Christmas tree and the jolly winter illumination with approx 350,000 LED lights. Enjoy the delicious European style Christmas food with joyful Christmas illumination in the heart of the city!
Access: 7 mins walk from JR Osaka Station
Date: TBA (16 November to 25 December 2018)
Hours: 11:00〜22:00 (Illumination from 17:00～)
4. Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the best amusement parks in the whole world, and along with Tokyo Disney Resort, it’s the most visited amusement facility in Japan. Several seasonal events are held at USJ through the year, and the Christmas event “Universal Wonder Christmas” is one of park’s most popular annual event, featuring colourful Christmas decoration, special events including the award winning show “The Gift of Angels III: The Voice of an Angel” .
It’s been announced that the “The Gift of Angels III: The Voice of an Angel” will have its grand finale this winter, so don’t miss the very last chance to see the spectacular Christmas show at Universal Studios Japan this winter!
Access: short walk from Universal City Station
Date: TBA (9 November 2018 to 6 January 2019)
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5. Kaiyukan Illumination
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館) is a popular aquarium located at the bay area of Osaka City. It’s one of the largest aquarium in the world which displays a large number of sea creatures including a whale shark.
The special winter illumination is held at Kaiyukan every winter, and it’s back in 2018–2019 winter. The illuminations take places at several locations in and outside of the aquarium including the 20 m tall whale shark shaped illumination. Kaiyukan is one of the top sightseeing spots in Osaka City, so why don’t you grab a chance to visit there while the special events are held only this time of year?? The illumination is available till March next year.
Access: short walk from Osakako Station
Date: TBA (9 November 2018 to 3 March 2019)
Fee: 2,300 yen
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