Event List in Osaka This Weekend (April 29 & 30, 2023)
The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this weekend in Osaka
Are you searching for things to do this weekend in Osaka? Well, this is the article for you.
Osaka, one of Japan’s largest cities, has many events going on all the time. So many things are happening simultaneously, that you might overlook an event you would be interested in. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, sporting events, seasonal food events, cultural events, etc… What we hope this article does is to avoid that you from overlooking an event that may interest you.
In this article, I will share 10 of the most talked about events happening this weekend 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.
The culture surrounding Spring in Japan
Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you a little trivia regarding spring in Japan.
In Japan, spring is the season of “goodbyes and new encounters”. This is said because the school year ends in March; in other words, it is graduation season. It is sad to say goodbye, but it is also a season of hope and new challenges. In April, students will start the new year and people who freshly graduated from the university will start their new jobs.
Spring is also the season of flowers. The coldness of winter will fade away as the warmth of spring will come along with the colorful flowers and events related to this. This can be said especially about cherry blossoms. Sakura-related events will be held all across the country, and Osaka is no exception.
Spring is also a season with many traditional days such as Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) and Shunbun no Hi (春分の日) in march as well as Golden Week which includes Showa no Hi (昭和の日), Constitution Day (憲法記念日), Greenery Day (みどりの日), and Children’s Day (こどもの日).
Here are some articles about things to do during spring in Japan.
Ok, now that you know a little bit about spring-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (April 29 & 30, 2023).
1. BEEF FES OSAKA 2023
Event Period: April 28 to May 7, 2023
Location: Nagai Park Free Plaza
Official Website: http://beef-fes.jp/
|Access||1 minute walk from Nagai Station.|
2. Handmade Red Seal” Experience Workshop
Event Period: April 21 to 29, 2023
Location: KAMOSE GALLERY
Official Website: https://kamosegallery.com/
|Access||1 minute walk from Takatsuki-Shi Station.|
3. Spring Harvest
Event Period: March 4 to May 28, 2023
Location: Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill
Official Website: https://farm.or.jp/event/10906
|Access||7 minutes walk from Miikedaiminami (Bus)|
4. Korean Chimek Festival in Osaka
Event Period: April 29 to 30, 2023
Location: Expo 70 Park Lower Square
Official Website: https://chinchakorea.com/koreachimac-fs2023/
|Access||6 minutes walk from Bampakukinenkoen Station.|
5. Naked City Light Fantasia
Event Period: January 13 to May 28, 2023
Location: Harukas 300 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 545-0052
Official Website: https://naked.co.jp/works/17500/
|Access||4 minutes walk from Abeno Station.|
6. Poppy Fair ~ Approximately 320,000 poppies spread across the hills of flowers ~
Event Period: April 1 to May 7, 2023
Location: Natural and Cultural Gardens Hana no Oka
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/57249/
|Access||16 minutes walk from Bampakukinenkoen Station.|
7. Naniwa Exploration Cruise with a Rakugo Storyteller
Event Period: April 15 to 30, 2023: “River Yumesaki Line Course” and “River Loop Line Course”
Location: Depart from Universal City Port ▶ Arrive at Minatomachi Pier
Depart from Minatomachi Pier ▶ Arrive at Minatomachi Pier
Official Website: http://www.ipponmatsu.co.jp/cruise/naniwa.html
8. Special Exhibition “Poison”
Event Period: March 18 to May 28, 2023
Location: Osaka City Museum of Natural History Nature Hall
Official Website: https://www.ktv.jp/event/dokuten/
|Access||About 4 minutes from Nagai Station.|
9. Osaka Bay Tower Okyu Sweets Collection PRINCESS & PRINCE
Event Period: March 1 to May 14, 2023
Location: Osaka Bay Tower SKY BUFFET 51
Official Website: https://baytower.jp/shopnews/sweets-collection-princess-prince/
|Access||1 minute walk from Bentencho Station.|
10. Lohas Festa Expo 2023 Spring
Event Period: April 28 to May 14, 2023
Location: Expo 70 Park east square
Official Website: https://lohasfesta.jp/
|Access||6 minute walk from Bampakukinenkoen Station.|
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I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Osaka this weekend. 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 week. Check out the link below!
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