Event List in Osaka This Week (December 4 to 10, 2023)

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

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If you planning to visit Osaka and wondering about the things to do, there are many events are happening in different parts of Osaka, from Sports events, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. Here you can read about some happenings and events in Osaka that will help ease your tour of the city.

Osaka is a lively and bustling town and the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo. Also known for its delicious foods and restaurants where you can taste the famous Japanese dishes originating from Osaka. There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit in Osaka with a modern blend of traditional cultures such as the popular tourist spot Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Castle which gives shine and value to the history and culture of the area.

In Osaka, there are many events offered for tourists looking for an amazing and unique experience. Activities that will pleasure visitors and provide a memorable experience visiting Osaka. Since Osaka is also known as the food capital of Japan, many food-related events are offered in many places here such as hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

In this article, I will share 10 of the events in Osaka, and you can check some that might interest you. I hope this helps you find some interesting events in Osaka, especially this week.

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Winter events in Japan

Winter is a season with many different events in Japan. From Christmas-related events and New Year-related events to the celebration of becoming an adult and even National Foundation Day.

Christmas is not celebrated in Japan in the traditional way as is done in western countries, but rather it is celebrated in a way to enjoy the “Christmas vibe” such as having Christmas decorations, outdoor illuminations, exchanging gifts with family and friends, etc. So most Christmas events you will see in Japan are based on this idea.

Then there are the many outdoor illumination events you will see across the prefecture. These illuminations are sometimes related to Christmas, but not necessarily. Then there is the very important new years day which involves many different traditional events and rituals.

But then, there are also other types of important events such as Seijin no Hi (成人の日) which celebrates the people who became 20 years old in the past year. This event is done in January. Then there is “National Foundation Day” (建国記念の日) which is on February. This is more of a cultural holiday, but there will be events related to this as well.

Now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (December 4 to 10, 2023).

1. Festival of the Lights in Osaka

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Event Period: November 3 to December 31, 2023

Location: Osaka Area

Official Website: https://www.hikari-kyoen.com/index.html

For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

2. OH MY CAFE (Osaka) Disney Twisted Wonderland

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©︎Disney

Event Period: November 10 to December 17, 2023

Location: Collabo_Index SHINSAIBASHI

Official Website: https://twst2023.ohmycafe.jp/

3. Flowering Illumination in Hirakata Park

Flowering Illumination in Hirakata Park-min
Copyright© Hirakata Park.

Event Period: November 3, 2023 to April 7, 2024

Location: Hirakata Park

Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/illumination/

For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

4. Illuminite Expo 2023 WINTER

Illuminite Expo 2023 WINTER-min
Copyright (C) 2014 大阪府日本万国博覧会記念公園事務所

Event Period: December 1 to 30, 2023

Location: Around the Tower of the Sun, Festival Plaza

Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/61742/

5. Disney Animation Immersive Experience

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© 2023 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
© YOMIURI TELECASTING CORPORATION.

Event Period: December 2, 2023 to February 18, 2024

Location: Dojima River Forum

Official Website: https://dijp2023.com/osaka/

6. No Limit! CHRISTMAS

No Limit! CHRISTMAS-min
TM & © Universal Studios.

Event Period: November 21, 2023 to January 8, 2024

Location: Universal Studio Japan

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

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7. Osaka Castle Illuminage

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© 2023 Illuminage Group

Event Period: November 22, 2023 to February 25, 2024

Location: Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

Official Website: https://illuminagegroup.com/en/

8. Strawberry Afternoon Tea Part 1 (Sweet Chocolate Piece)

Strawberry Afternoon Tea Part 1 (Sweet Chocolate Piece)-min
Copyright © RIHGA ROYAL HOTELS.

Event Period: December 4, 2023 to February 14, 2024

Location: Rihga Royal Hotel

Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/list/mainlounge/afternoon-tea

9. Splendido Christmas Afternoon Buffet

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Copyright (c) Splendido

Event Period: November 17 to December 28, 2023

Location: The Ritz Carlton Osaka

Official Website: https://splendido.ritzcarltonosaka.com/afternoon

10. GRAND WISH CHRISTMAS 2023

GRAND WISH CHRISTMAS 2023-min
copyright ©︎ GRAND FRONT OSAKA

Event Period: November 9 to December 25, 2023

Location: Grand Front Osaka

Official Website: https://www.grandfront-osaka.jp/grand-play-ground/

For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024


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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 (December 9 and 10, 2023)

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