Event List in Osaka This Week (November 28 to December 4, 2022)

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.

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

Osaka Castle Illuminage 2022

Event Period: November 22, 2022, to February 26, 2023

Location: Osaka Castle (Nishinomaru Garden)

Official Website: https://illuminagegroup.com/osaka2022/

2. Into the Unknown World – GUTAI: Differentiation and Integration

Into the Unknown World - GUTAI
Copyright© The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

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

3. Chiikawa Restaurant

Chiikawa Restaurant
© 2022 THE GUEST cafe & diner.

Event Period: September 29 to December 5, 2022

Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO, THE GUEST cafe&diner

Official Website: https://the-guest.com/chiikawahanten_osaka/

4. Yamadaike Park Autumn Leaves

Yamadaike Park Autumn Leaves

Event Period: mid-October to early December 2022

Location: Yamadaike Park

Official Website: https://yamadaike.osaka-park.or.jp/

5. Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2021

Festival of the lights in Osaka 2022
Copyright ©Festival of the Lights in OSAKA Executive Committee

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)

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/

7. Katsuoji Temple Night Special Light Up 2022

Katsuoji Temple Night Special Light Up 2022
© 2022 Katsuoji

Event Period: November 12 to December 4, 2022

Location: Katsuoji Temple

Official Website: https://katsuo-ji-temple.or.jp/#index

8. Starbucks Japan Christmas Tumbler and Mug 2022

Starbucks Japan Christmas
©2022 Starbucks Coffee Company

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”

Swords Ancient Force and Prayer
2012 Osaka Museum of History All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: October 15 to December 4, 2022

Location: Osaka Museum of History

Official Website: http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/

10. Umeda Sky Building Christmas 2022

Umeda Sky Building Christmas 2022
CopyrightcSekisui House Umeda Operation Co.,Ltd.

Event Period: November 23 to December 25, 2022

Location: Umeda Sky Building

Official Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/xmas/

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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 3 & 4, 2022)

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