Event List in Osaka This Weekend (February 18 and 19, 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 winter in Japan
Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you a little trivia regarding winter in Japan.
In Japan, it is very important to finish up the year and welcome the new year in a correct manner. This involves many different events such as cleaning up and decorating your house in a proper way before the new year as well as eating traditional new year-dishes before and after the new year.
One thing that you will see a lot in restaurants and Izakaya across Japan during this season are campaigns for Bonenkai (忘年会) and Shinnenkai (新年会). Bonenkai refers to “End of year celebration” while Shinnenkai refers to “Beginning of year celebration”. These are usually held by companies to show their appreciation towards their employees as well as to finish the year and start the new year with a positive attitude. These celebrations can also be held with a small group of job colleagues or friends.
Ok, now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (February 18 and 19, 2023).
1. Expo’70 Commemorative Park “Plum Festival 2023”
Event Period: February 11 to March 12, 2023
Location: Natural and Cultural Gardens Plum Grove, Japanese Garden Plum Grove, etc.
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/56478/
2. 52 Osaka Girls Castle
Event Period: February 19, 2023
Location: Osaka Jo-Hall
Official Website: https://girlscastle.net/
|Access||4 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.|
3. 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)|
4. Osaka Underground RETURNS
Event Period: December 17, 2022, to February 26, 2023
Location: Osaka City Museum of Natural History Nature Hall
(Nagai Park Flower, Green and Nature Information Center 2F)
Official Website: http://www.mus-nh.city.osaka.jp/tokuten/2022underground/index.html
|Access||7 Minutes walk from Nagai Station of Osaka Metro line.|
5. Calligraphy Backing one-day Experience Course
Event Period: February 18, 2023
Location: Kamose Gallery
Official Website: https://kamosegallery.com/
|Access||1 minute walk from Takatsuki-Shi Station.|
6. Japanese Food Festival Osaka 2023 (Hannan City)
Event Period: February 18 to 19, 2023
Location: Hannan City Regional
Official Website: https://nippon-food-fes.com/#place
|Access||3 minutes walk from Ozaki Station (Hannan)|
7. Conrad Osaka Strawberry Sweets Buffet “All About Korea”
Event Period: January 13 to March 21, 2023
Location: CONRAD Osaka Atmos Dining 40F
Official Website: https://conrad-osaka.hiltonjapan.co.jp/restaurants/sweets-buffet
|Access||1 Minute walk from Higobashi Station.|
8. Koakuma no SWEETS COLLECTION
~ Temptation of Rich Cacao and Strawberry ~
Event Period: January 7 to February 28, 2023
Location: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower Sky Buffet 51 (51st floor)
Official Website: https://www.osaka-baytower.com/news/2022/20230107_koakuma-sweets-collection/
|Access||1 minute walk from Bentencho Station.|
9. Ultraman Illuminage
Event Period: Until March 5, 2023
Location: Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park
Official Website: https://illuminagegroup.com/ultraman2022/
|Access||2 minuite walk from Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Station (Nagahoritsurumiryokuchi Line)|
10. Umeda Ice Rink Tsuruntsurun
Event Period: November 26, 2022, to February 26, 2023
Location: Grand Front Osaka Umekita Square
Official Website: https://www.mbs.jp/skate-rink/
|Access||2 Minutes walk from Umeda 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!
▶Event List in Osaka This Week (February 13 to 19, 2023).
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