Event List in Osaka This Weekend (July 8 and 9, 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 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.
Ok, now that you know a little bit about Summer-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (July 8 & 9, 2023).
1. ASIA NAIL FESITIVAL IN OSAKA 2023
Event Period: July 9 and 10, 2023
Location: Intex Osaka
Official Website: https://www.nail.or.jp/nailevent/nailfestival23/
|Access||10 minutes walk from Cosmosquare Station.|
2. Lotus Flower Viewing
Event Period: July 8 and 9, 2023
Location: Japanese Garden Lotus Pond
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/59058/
3. Orientalism Afternoon Buffet
Event Period: May 13 to September 10, 2023
Location: The St. Regis Hotel Osaka French restaurant “Le D’or” 1st floor
Official Website: https://www.ruedor.stregisosaka.com/topics
|Access||2 minutes walk from Hommachi Station.|
4. Tropical Afternoon tea featuring Mango
Event Period: June 1 to August 31, 2023
Location: Cross Hotel Osaka 3rd floor restaurant “TERRACE & DINING ZERO”
Official Website: https://zero.crosshotel.com/archives/1218
|Access||8 minutes walk from Namba Station.|
5. Sakura Circus Osaka Castle Summer
Event Period: July 1 to September 3, 2023
Location: Osaka Castle Park Sun Square
Official Website: https://sakuracircus-osaka.com/
|Access||17 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.|
6. Opanchu Shokudo
Event Period: June 1 to July 9, 2023
Location: Kawara CAFE&DINING (Shinsaibashi)
Official Website: https://opanchu-shokudo.jp/information/osaka/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Shinsaibashi Station.|
7. Touken Ranbu Online Special Afternoon Tea
Event Period: June 9 to July 12, 2023
Location: The New Otani (Satsuki Lounge)
Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/satsukilounge/toukenranbu/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.|
8. Immersive Museum OSAKA
Event Period: June 17 to September 6, 2023
Location: Dojima River Forum (Osaka)
Official Website: https://immersive-museum-osaka.jp/
|Access||4 minutes walk from Fukushima Station.|
9. THE ROOFTOP BBQ
Event Period: April 1 to late September
Location: Namba Parks Towers
Official Website: https://www.opefac.com/restaurant/n_therooftopbbq/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Namba Station.|
10. Tea afternoon tea “cha kafuki”
Event Period: April 17 to July 9, 2023
Location: Kansai Osaka Rihga Royal Hotel
Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/list/mainlounge/afternoon-tea
|Access||8 minutes walk from Fukushima 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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