Event List in Osaka This Week (August 21 to 27, 2023)
The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Osaka
Osaka has a lot of fun and interesting places to visit as well as tourist attractions. Osaka Castle, USJ, Kaiyukan, Shinsekai, etc… If you visit Osaka, you will need to stay for a few days to enjoy all the tourist attractions the city has to offer.
However, if you live in Osaka, or if you’re planning on visiting Osaka for a prolonged amount of time, you might run out of popular tourist places to visit. If this happens, the next thing you can do is check out events that you can be part of within the city.
Osaka, one of Japan’s largest cities, has many events happening simultaneously. From art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. Because so many things happening at the same time, you might overlook an event you would have liked to check out.
Hopefully, that is where this article may help you to avoid exactly that. In this article, I will share 10 of the most talked about events happening this week in Osaka. If you live in Osaka and have some free time, or if you happen to be visiting Osaka during this week, then I hope at least one of these events will interest you to check it out.
Summer events in Japan
Summer is the time of the year when people are most energized; families and friends gather together to do things, travel to places, etc. For people who live in Osaka or are planning on visiting Osaka, you should know that this is the time of the year when there are most numbers of events (especially outdoor events) happening across the prefecture.
Festivals such as Omatsuri, Fireworks festivals, food festivals, and music festivals are just some examples of the excitement that Summer will bring to Osaka.
When it comes to Japanese traditional events, there is Marine Day (海の日) and Japanese Summer Star Festival (七夕) in July, Mountain Day (山の日) in August, and Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日) in September. Other than this, Obon (お盆) takes place in either mid-August or July. Obon is the Buddhist festival to welcome the spirits of your ancestors, one of Japan’s most important holidays.
Here are some articles about things to do during Summer in Japan.
Now that you know a little bit about Summer-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (August 21 to 27, 2023).
1. San-X 90th Anniversary (Exhibition of Tarepanda. Rilakkuma. Sumikkogurashi)
Event Period: August 23 to September 4, 2023
Location: Hankyu Department Store Umeda
Official Website: https://website.hankyu-dept.co.jp/fl/english/honten/news/#events
|Access||1 minute from Umeda Station.|
2. Bayside Beer Garden”BBQ Fiesta Latina”
Event Period: July 22 to September 24, 2023
Location: Grand Prince Hotel Osaka Bay 9th floor rooftop garden “Pergola”
Official Website: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/osakabay/plan/pergola/bbq2023/
|Access||2 minutes from Asia Taiheiyo Trade Center Station.|
3. Yoshihiro Togashi Exhibition -PUZZLE-
Event Period: July 15 to September 3, 2023
Location: Grand Front Osaka
Official Website: https://togashi-ten.com/
|Access||1 minute walk from Osaka Station.|
4. PIRATES OF SPICE SWEETS “刺激” COLLECTION Ⅱ
Event Period: July 1 to August 31, 2023
Location: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower Sky Buffet 51 (51st floor)
Official Website: https://sky-buffet51.com/2023/06/09/pirates2/
|Access||1 minute walk from Bentencho Station.|
5. Dotonbori River Lantern Festival 2023
Event Period: July 1 to August 31, 2023
Location: Tombori River Walk
Official Website: http://www.ittoko-minami.net/
|Access||3 minutes walk from Nippombashi Station.|
6. Little Mermaid Seaside Cutie Cafe
Event Period: August 3 to September 24, 2023
Location: Collabo_Index SHINSAIBASHI
Official Website: https://mermaid2023.ohmycafe.jp/
|Access||2 minutes from Shinsaibashi Station.|
7. Summer Afternoon Tea “Tropical Island”
Event Period: July 10 to September 10, 2023
Location: Rihga Royal Hotel
Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/fair_list/mainlounge-summer
|Access||8 minutes walk from Fukushima Station.|
8. Hotel New Otani Osaka Jo-POOL
Event Period: July 8 to September 18, 2023
Location: Hotel New Otani Osaka
Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/pools/osaka/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.|
9. Expo Summer Festival 2023
Event Period: July 28 to August 28, 2023
Location: Natural and Cultural Gardens Sun Square, Festival Square, Higashioji, Shimono Square, etc.
Official Website: https://banpakunatsumatsuri.jp/
10. Osaka Castle Main Tower Summer Exhibition The Helmet
Event Period: July 22 to October 5, 2023
Location: Osaka Castle Museum
Official Website: https://www.osakacastle.net/exhibition/standing/detail.html?id=149
|Access||17 minutes walk from Morinomiya Station.|
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I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Osaka this week. As I previously mentioned, it can be difficult to keep track of every festival, exhibition and other event happening in Osaka, so hopefully, this article serves as a reference for you to find things to do in Osaka.
There’s also an article about events in Osaka during the weekend. Check out the link below!
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