Event List in Osaka This Week (November 28 to December 4, 2022)
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.
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 among others.
Now that you know a little bit about autumn-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (November 28 to December 4, 2022).
1. Osaka Castle Illuminage
Event Period: November 22, 2022, to February 26, 2023
Location: Osaka Castle (Nishinomaru Garden)
Official Website: https://illuminagegroup.com/osaka2022/
|Access||12 minute walk from Temmabashi Station (Keihan Main Line, Nakanoshima Line, and Tanimachi Line)|
2. Into the Unknown World – GUTAI: Differentiation and Integration
Event Period: October 22, 2022, to January 9, 2023
Location: National Museum of Art in Osaka
Official Website: https://www.nmao.go.jp/events/event/gutai_2022_nakanoshima/?lang=en
|Access||5 minute walk from Watanabebashi Station (Nakanoshima Line)|
3. Chiikawa Restaurant
Event Period: September 29 to December 5, 2022
Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO, THE GUEST cafe＆diner
Official Website: https://the-guest.com/chiikawahanten_osaka/
|Access||1 minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station (Midosuji Line)|
4. Yamadaike Park Autumn Leaves
Event Period: mid-October to early December 2022
Location: Yamadaike Park
Official Website: https://yamadaike.osaka-park.or.jp/
|Access||15 minute walk from Fujisaka Station (JR Touzai Gakkentoshi Line)|
5. Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2021
Event Period: November 3, 2022, to January 31, 2023
Location: Various locations within Osaka
Official Website: https://www.hikari-kyoen.com/en/
6. Kingdom Exhibition (The Road of SHIN)
Event Period: October 14 to December 11, 2022
Location: Grand Front Osaka (North building), Knowledge Capital
Official Website: https://www.ytv.co.jp/kingdom_exhibition_2022/
|Access||6 minute walk from Umeda Station|
7. Katsuoji Temple Night Special Light Up 2022
Event Period: November 12 to December 4, 2022
Location: Katsuoji Temple
Official Website: https://katsuo-ji-temple.or.jp/#index
|Access||From Senrichuo Station (Kita-Osaka Kyuko), 20 minutes by Taxi or 33 minutes by bus|
Event Period: starting on November 4, 2022
Location: Starbucks shops nationwide (Japan) and Starbucks online store.
Official Website: https://product.starbucks.co.jp/tumblermug/?nid=wh_00_pc
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9. Swords “Ancient Force and Prayer”
Event Period: October 15 to December 4, 2022
Location: Osaka Museum of History
Official Website: http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/
|Access||1 minute walk from Tanimachiyonchome Station (Chuo Line)|
10. Umeda Sky Building Christmas 2022
Event Period: November 23 to December 25, 2022
Location: Umeda Sky Building
Official Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/xmas/
|Access||7 minute walk from Osaka Station (JR LInes)|
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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.
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