Event List in Osaka This Weekend (January 21 and 22, 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 (January 21 and 22, 2023).
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
|Access||1 Minute walk from Umeda 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: www-mus–NH-city-Osaka-jp.
|Access||7 Minutes walk from Nagai Station of Osaka Metro line.|
5. Showa Retro Home Appliances -Masuda Collection Exhibition
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
|Access||6 Minutes walk from Temma Station (Osaka Metro)|
6. Wild Bird Observation (Winter Birds)
Event Period: January 21 and February 4, 2023
Location: Nature Observation and Learning Center moricara
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/56114/
|Access||3 Minutes walk from Bampakukinenkoen Station.|
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
|Access||1 Minute walk from Umeda Station.|
8. Special Cafe of “Peter Pan”
Event Period: December 15, 2022 to January 29, 2023
Location: OH MY CAFE OSAKA
Osaka City Chuo Ward Shinsaibashisuji 1-6-1 2F
|Access||2 Minutes walk from Shinsaibashi Station. (Osaka Ward)|
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!
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