Event List in Osaka This Week (August 7 to 13, 2023)

The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Osaka

Event List in Osaka This Week2

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.

▶Summer in Japan: 10 Best Things to Do in 2023
▶10 Best Places to Visit in Japan in Summer 2023
▶Best Summer Festivals in Japan

Now that you know a little bit about Summer-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (August 7 to 13, 2023).

1. Little Mermaid Seaside Cutie Cafe

Little Mermaid Seaside Cutie Cafe-
©︎Disney

Event Period: August 3 to September 24, 2023

Location: Collabo_Index SHINSAIBASHI

Official Website: https://mermaid2023.ohmycafe.jp/

2. Summer Strawberry Afternoon Tea

© KINTETSU MIYAKO HOTELS INTERNATIONAL, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Event Period: July 1 to August 31, 2023

Location: Marriott Osaka Miyako

Official Website: https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/osaka-m-miyako/restaurant/lounge/menu/22158/

3. Yoshihiro Togashi Exhibition -PUZZLE-

©冨樫義博 1986年  ©冨樫義博 1987年  ©冨樫義博 1989-90年  ©冨樫義博 1990-94年  ©冨樫義博 1995-97年  ©P98-23  ©冨樫義博 2022年

Event Period: July 15 to September 3, 2023

Location: Grand Front Osaka

Official Website: https://togashi-ten.com/

4. PIRATES OF SPICE SWEETS “刺激” COLLECTION Ⅱ

ART HOTEL OSAKA by MYSTAYS HOTEL MANAGEMENT Co., Ltd ALL rights reserved.

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/

5. Dotonbori River Lantern Festival 2023

Copyright© ittokominami All Right Reserved.

Event Period: July 1 to August 31, 2023

Location: Tombori River Walk

Official Website: http://www.ittoko-minami.net/

6. NO LIMIT! Summer

NO LIMIT! Summer
TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Event Period: July 5 to August 24, 2023

Location: Universal Studio Japan

Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp/events/no-limit-summer-2023

7. Summer Afternoon Tea “Tropical Island”

Summer Afternoon Tea Tropical Island
Copyright © RIHGA ROYAL HOTELS. All Rights Reserved.

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

8. Hotel New Otani Osaka Jo-POOL

Copyright © New Otani Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: July 8 to September 18, 2023

Location: Hotel New Otani Osaka

Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/pools/osaka/

9. Expo Summer Festival 2023

©万博夏まつり All Rights Reserved.

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

CopyRight 2013 大阪城天守閣 All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: July 22 to October 5, 2023

Location: Osaka Castle Museum

Official Website: https://www.osakacastle.net/exhibition/standing/detail.html?id=149


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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!

▶Event List in Osaka This Weekend (August 12 and 13, 2023)

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