Event List in Osaka This Week (January 23 to 29, 2023)

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

Event List in Osaka This Week

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.

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 in 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 (January 23 to 29, 2023).

1. Super Sweets Buffet 2023 at Hotel New Otani Osaka

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

Event Period: January 5 to March 31, 2023

Location: Hotel New Otani Osaka

Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/satsukilounge/strawberry/

2. Hanshin’s Strawberry and Chocolate Festival


Event Period: January 18 to February 14, 2023

Location: Basement 1st Western confectionery shop

Official Website: https://web.hh-online.jp/hanshin/contents/store/valentine/

3. Alice – Strange, Strange World

Copyright©Alice Exhibit JP

Event Period: December 10, 2022, to March 5, 2023

Location: Abeno Harukas Art Museum

Official Website: https://alice.exhibit.jp/

4. Hanshin Ekiben and Umaimon-Matsuri


Event Period: January 24 to 30, 2023

Location: Hanshin Department Store

Official Website: https://www.hanshin-dept.jp/hshonten/

5. Winter Carnival

Copyright© Hirakata Park. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: December 17, 2022, to February 28, 2023

Location: Hirakata Park

Official Website: http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/hwc/

6. Special Afternoon Tea Set (Strawberry Rose&Chocolate)

© Lobby Lounge 2022

Event Period: December 26, 2022, to March 31, 2023

Location: The Westin Osaka lobby lounge

Official Website: https://lobbylounge.westinosaka.com/afternoontea

7. Ranbu Special Exhibition “Stationery Exhibition with Many Orders”

(C) 2023 ブログ JUGEM Some Rights Reserved.

Event Period: January 7 to 29, 2023

Location: Kansai Osaka ranbu

Official Website: http://blog.ranbu-hp.com/?eid=1511

8. EXPOCITY Ice Skating Rink

Copyright Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd.

Event Period: December 3, 2022 to February 19, 2023

Location: EXPOCITY Sky Square

Official Website: https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/lalaport/expocity/event/2312167.html

9. Find Miki’s Treasure

© 2022 大阪城天守閣,尼崎城,岸和田市 © 2022 osakacastle,amagasakicastle,kishiwada city

Event Period: December 9, 2022, to February 28, 2023


  • Osaka Castle Tower
    1-1 Osaka Castle, Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
  • Amagasaki Castle
    27 Kitajonai, Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Kishiwada Castle
    9-1 Kishikicho, Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture

Official Website: https://blackcats-cube.jp/sanjou-hihou/

10. French Strawberry Buffet


Event Period: January 6 to May 7, 2023

Location: The St. Regis Hotel Osaka French bistro “Ludore” 1st floor

Official Website: https://www.ruedor.stregisosaka.com/topics

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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 (January 28 and 29, 2023).

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