Event List in Osaka This Weekend (January 21 and 22, 2023)

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

Event List in Osaka This Weekend

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 (January 21 and 22, 2023).

1. Starbucks Japan 2023 New Year Tumblers and Mugs

Starbucks Japan 2023 New Year Tumblers
© 2022 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved.

Event Period: Starting Selling on December 26, 2022

Location:  At any Starbucks Store

Official Website: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

2. Hankyu  Chocolate EXPO 2023


Event Period: January 20 to February 14, 2023

Location: 9F Event Hall, SHUKUSAI Plaza, Umeda Gallery, Art Stage, Hankyu Umeda Hall

Official Website: https://website.hankyu-dept.co.jp/fl/english/honten/news/#pop-up

3. 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/

4. Osaka Underground RETURNS

2022 © Osaka Museum of Natural History

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: www-mus–NH-city-Osaka-jp.

5. Showa Retro Home Appliances -Masuda Collection Exhibition

© 2021 Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. All rights reserved.

Event Period: December 24, 2022 to February 19, 2023

Location: Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Official Website: https://www.osaka-angenet.jp/konjyakukan/exhibition_special/260000509

6.  Wild Bird Observation (Winter Birds)

Copyright (C) 2014 大阪府日本万国博覧会記念公園事務所 All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: January 21 and February 4, 2023

Location: Nature Observation and Learning Center moricara

Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/56114/

7. Taiwan Food Festival at Hanshin Umeda


Event Period: January 18 to 23, 2023

Location: 1F Shokusai Terrace (Hanshin Department Store)

Official Website: https://web.hh-online.jp/hanshin/contents/str/20230118.html

8. Special Cafe of “Peter Pan”


Event Period: December 15, 2022 to January 29, 2023

Osaka City Chuo Ward Shinsaibashisuji 1-6-1 2F

Official Website: https://neverland.ohmycafe.jp/information/osaka/

9. Ultraman Illuminage

ultraman Illuminage

Event Period: Until March 5, 2023

Location: Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park

Official Website: https://illuminagegroup.com/ultraman2022/

10. Umeda Ice Rink Tsuruntsurun

Copyright (c) 1995-2023, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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

Location: Grand Front Osaka Umekita Square

Official Website: https://www.mbs.jp/skate-rink/

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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 (January 16 to 22, 2023).

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