Event List in Osaka This Weekend (March 4 and 5, 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 (March 4 and 5, 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

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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. Cinnamoroll is coming to play!

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Event Period: March 5, 2023

Location: Hirakata Park Outdoor stage

Official Website: http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/event/show/22spr-cinnamon

4. TV Osaka EXPO

Event Period: March 4 and 5, 2023

Location: East plaza, surrounding road, festival plaza, EXPO’70 pavilion

Official Website: https://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/expo/about.php

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/


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Event Period: March 4 and 5, 2023

Location: East plaza, surrounding road, festival plaza, EXPO’70 pavilion

Official Website: https://www.cyclemode.net/ride/

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

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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

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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. Ultraman Illuminage

ultraman Illuminage

Event Period: Until March 5, 2023

Location: Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park

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

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 (February 27 to March 5, 2023).

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