Event List in Osaka This Week (November 27 to December 3, 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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Autumn events in Japan

Autumn is a special season in Japan when it comes to cultural events. It is the season when temperatures aren’t either too hot or too cold, making it an ideal time to hold outdoor events. There are many events that have to do with national holidays such as Supo-tsu no Hi (スポーツの日) or “Sports Day” which commemorates the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 and Bunka no Hi (文化の日) or “Culture day” which is a day to promote culture and arts.

There are also various events that have to do with the maple leaves turning red. The Kansai area is especially popular for having many places where you can visit and enjoy the beautiful colors displayed by these trees. Many places have night illuminations to enhance this experience as well.

Being autumn, there are also many events having to do with food. Autumn is the season of harvest, so you will encounter various Shrines having a Matsuri (harvest festival). Many restaurants and hotels also tend to have food fairs of seasonal ingredients such as chestnuts, sweet potatoes, persimmon, and pacific saury.

Now that you know a little bit about autumn-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (November 27 to December 3, 2023).

1. Festival of the Lights in Osaka

Festival of the Lights in Osaka-min
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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

OH MY CAFE (Osaka) Disney Twisted Wonderland-min
©︎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. Autumn Leaves and Special Illumination in Katsuoji Temple

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© 2023 Katsuoji

Event Period: November 11 to December 3, 2023

Location: Katsuoji Temple

Official Website: https://katsuo-ji-temple.or.jp/seasons/autumn.php

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. Special Exhibition: 270th Anniversary of Birth of Nagasawa Ashiki

270th Anniversary of Birth of Nagasawa Ashiki -min
Copyright © 2021 Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka.

Event Period: October 7 to December 3, 2023

Location: Osaka Nakanoshima Museum of Art, 4th floor exhibition room

Official Website: https://nakka-art.jp/exhibition-post/rosetsu-2023/

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 2 and 3, 2023)

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