Event List in Osaka This Weekend (August 12 and 13, 2023)

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

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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 Summer in Japan

Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you a little trivia regarding Summer in Japan.

As is the case in many other countries, Summer is the time of the year when there are most activities and events, especially outdoor ones. In Japan, Summer festivals are held in many different formats such as traditional Matsuri, Fireworks festivals, music festivals, etc. And Osaka is no exception to this.

One thing you should keep in mind though is that the first two months of Summer are the rainy season. Most significant events will be held after that rainy season which would be around mid-July to August.

When it comes to Japanese traditional events, there is Marine Day (海の日) and Japanese Summer Star Festival (七夕) in July, Mountain Day (山の日) in August, and Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日) in September. Other than this, Obon (お盆) takes place in either mid-August or July. Obon is the Buddhist festival to welcome the spirits of your ancestors, one of Japan’s most important holidays.

Here are some articles about things to do during Summer in Japan.

▶Summer in Japan: 10 Best Things to Do in 2023
▶10 Best Places to Visit in Japan in Summer 2023
▶Best Summer Festivals in Japan

Ok, now that you know a little bit about Summer-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (August 12 & 13, 2023).

1. Osaka Castle Festival 2023

Osaka Castle Festival 2023-
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Event Period: August 11 to 13, 2023

Location: Grand Front Osaka

Official Website: https://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/event/shirofes/

2. Rinku Summer Festival 2023

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Event Period: July 14 to August 15, 2023

Location: Rinku Premium Outlets

Official Website: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/rinku/sp/202307/

3. Disney on Ice 100 Years of Wonder

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Wonder
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Event Period: August 5 to 13, 2023

Location: Osaka Castle Hall

Official Website: https://www.ctv.co.jp/disneyonice/

4. Shinsaibashi Zombie Horror House (Mr. P’s Collection of Curses)

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Event Period: July 14 to September 3, 2023

Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO 14F PARCO GALLERY

Official Website: https://shinsaibashi.parco.jp/page/zombie-house/

5. Sakura Circus Osaka Castle Summer

Sakura Circus Osaka Castle Summer
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Event Period: July 1 to September 3, 2023

Location: Osaka Castle Park Sun Square

Official Website: https://sakuracircus-osaka.com/

6. Sunflower Festival

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Event Period: July 29 to August 20, 2023

Location: Natural and Cultural Garden Tulip Garden

Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/59730/

7. The Boon Waterland

Copyright© Hirakata Park.

Event Period: July 15 to September 3, 2023

Location: Hirakata Park

Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/theboon/

8. Immersive Museum OSAKA

Immersive Museum OSAKA
Copyright © Immersive Museum

Event Period: June 17 to September 6, 2023

Location: Dojima River Forum (Osaka)

Official Website: https://immersive-museum-osaka.jp/

9. Mediterranean Gourmet & Mysterious Beer Garden

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Event Period: July 1 to August 27, 2023

Location: Art Grace Wedding Coast

Official Website: https://www.bestbridal.co.jp/guestparty/oosaka/artgrace_osaka/2023_summer_event/

10. “Science Manga Survival” Series Desperate!

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Event Period: July 22 to September 3, 2023

Location: Osaka Nanko ATC Hall

Official Website: https://www.ktv.jp/event/survival/

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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!

▶Event List in Osaka This Week (August 7 to 13, 2023)

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