Event List in Osaka This Weekend (March 11 and 12, 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 spring in Japan

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

In Japan, spring is the season of “goodbyes and new encounters”. This is said because the school year ends in March; in other words, it is graduation season. It is sad to say goodbye, but it is also a season of hope and new challenges. In April, students will start the new year and people who freshly graduated from the university will start their new jobs.

Spring is also the season of flowers. The coldness of winter will fade away as the warmth of spring will come along with the colorful flowers and events related to this. This can be said especially about cherry blossoms. Sakura-related events will be held all across the country, and Osaka is no exception.

Spring is also a season with many traditional days such as Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) and Shunbun no Hi (春分の日) in march as well as Golden Week which includes Showa no Hi (昭和の日), Constitution Day (憲法記念日), Greenery Day (みどりの日), and Children’s Day (こどもの日).

Ok, now that you know a little bit about spring-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (March 11 and 12, 2023).

1. Expo’70 Commemorative Park “Plum Festival 2023”

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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. Alberto Giacometti Exhibition

Courtesy of the Fondation Louis Vuitton
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Event Period: February 23 to June 25, 2023

Location: Espace Louis Vuitton Osaka

Official Website: https://www.espacelouisvuittontokyo.com/ja/osaka

3. Osaka Grand Sumo Tournament

Copyright © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved.

Event Period: March 12 to 26, 2023

Location: Edion Arena Osaka

Official Website: https://www.sumo.or.jp/En/

4. KEY CONCERT – G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) IN THE KEYLAND JAPAN 《追加公演》

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Event Period: March 11 and 12, 2023

Location: Osaka Castle Hall

Official Website: https://shinee.jp/

5. Naked City Light Fantasia

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Event Period: January 13 to May 28, 2023

Location: Harukas 300 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 545-0052

Official Website: https://naked.co.jp/works/17500/

6. Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Flea Market

Event Period: March 12, 2023

Location: Hanamizuki Hall Annexed Exhibition Hall

Official Website: https://www.tsurumi-ryokuchi.jp/events/21057

7. Conrad Osaka Strawberry Sweets Buffet “All About Korea”

Copyright © CONRAD OSAKA all rights reserved.

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

8. OAFF Poster Exhibition

Copyright © OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: March 3 to 19 / March 3 to 10, 2023

Location: Osaka City Hall in Yodabashi / Abeno Q’s Mall

Official Website: https://www.oaff.jp/2023/en/event/index3.html

9. Osaka Bay Tower Okyu Sweets Collection PRINCESS & PRINCE


Event Period: March 1 to May 14, 2023

Location: Osaka Bay Tower SKY BUFFET 51

Official Website: https://baytower.jp/shopnews/sweets-collection-princess-prince/

10. Find the Legendary Ninja! Solve Mysteries at Kishiwada Castle!

Copyright © 一般社団法人KIX泉州ツーリズムビューロー. All rights Reserved.

Event Period: February 18 to March 19, 2023

Location: Kishiwada Castle, Ninomaru Square, Kishiwada City Ninomaru Square Tourism Exchange Center

Official Website: https://welcome-to-senshu.jp/event/7293

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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 (March 6 to 12, 2023).

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