Event List in Osaka This Weekend (November 25 and 26, 2023)
The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this weekend in Osaka
Osaka is one of Japan’s major cities known for its lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere with so many things to do and events such as cultural events, art exhibitions, musical concerts, sporting events, and seasonal food events. And if you are looking for things to do this weekend in Osaka, this article is for you.
A weekend in Osaka offers a range of activities with exciting trips to different aspects of the city from historical sites to modern entertainment and crowded shopping districts. That’s why here we share some events in Osaka that may interest you.
In this article, we share some events in Osaka this weekend we want to be part of your search for the events, and here you will not spend a long time searching anymore whether you are looking for unique entertainment, cultural engagement, or food highlights in Osaka. This article also contains information about the events, I hope this article helps you find great events, many exciting events can be read below.
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Autumn Culture in Japan
Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you some information regarding Autumn events in Japan.
Autumn in Japan is a season when people tend to focus on spending time getting in touch with culture, so much so that there is a phrase that well represents this: Bunka no Aki (文化の秋) which means “Autumn for culture”. This is something that has been said since a long time ago, having different reasons depending on the discipline or activity. Here are some examples.
Supo-tsu no aki (スポーツの秋) means “Autumn for sports” and this phrase comes from the fact that the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 were held in October. There is also the fact that Autumn is the perfect season to do sports due to its temperature.
Dokusho no aki (読書の秋) means “Autumn for reading” and it became popular after Japanese writer Natsume Soseki (夏目漱石) referenced an old poem stating that autumn is the best season for reading because of the temperature.
Shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋) means “Autumn for hunger”. This phrase is said because there are so many delicious seasonal foods such as chestnuts, sweet potatoes, persimmon, and pacific saury among others.
Geijutsu no aki (芸術の秋) means “Autumn for art” and the origin of this phrase comes from a magazine all the way back in 1918, stating that Autumn is the perfect season to contemplate and create art because, as you can imagine, of the nice weather.
Ok, now that you know a little bit about Autumn-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (November 25 and 26, 2023).
1. Teamlab Botanical Garden Osaka
Event Period: November 3 to 25, 2023
Location: Nagai Botanical Garden
Official Website: https://www.teamlab.art/jp/e/botanicalgarden/
|Access||8 minutes from Nagai Station.|
2. ROCKS FORCHILE 2023
Event Period: November 23 to 25, 2023
Location: Hirakata Park
Official Website: https://rocksforchile.com/
|Access||12 minutes walk from Hirakata-Koen Station.|
3. Osaka Flower Carpet 2023
Event Period: November 23 to 26, 2023
Location: Expo ’70 Commemorative Park
Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/61445/
|Access||6 minutes walk from Bampakukinenkoen Station.|
4. Hankyu Christmas Market 2023
Event Period: November 22 to December 25, 2023
Location: Hankyu Umeda Main Store
Official Website: https://website.hankyu-dept.co.jp/honten/h/c_market/
|Access||1 minute from Umeda Station.|
5. Buffet Christmas Fair 2023
Event Period: November 6 to December 25, 2023
Location: Hotel Universal Port / Hotel Universal Port Vita
Official Website: https://universalport.orixhotelsandresorts.com/xmas2023/
6. Sparkle in the Sky (Luci d’ artista)
Event Period: November 1, 2023 to January 15, 2024
Location: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower Sky Buffet 51
Official Website: https://www.osaka-baytower.com/news/2023/1101_luci-d-artista/
|Access||1 minute from Bentencho Station.|
7. White Christmas in the Mysterious Forest
Event Period: November 23 to December 25, 2023
Location: Umeda Sky Building Kuchu Teien Observatory
Official Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/xmas/02.html
|Access||11 minutes from Umeda Station.|
8. Wonder Night Hill 2023
Event Period: October 28, 2023 to January 28, 2024
Location: Harvest Hill
Official Website: https://farm.or.jp/illumination_2023
|Access||28 minutes from Togamikita Station (BUS) to Miikedai-5 then about 13 minutes walk to Harvest Hill.|
9. Two Geniuses -Hokusai Katsushika and Yoshitoshi Tsukioka-
Event Period: August 22, 2023 to February 18, 2024
Location: Osaka Ukiyo-e Museum
Official Website: https://osaka-ukiyoe-museum.com/
|Access||4 minutes from Shinsaibashi Station.|
10. Abeno Harukas Sky Illumination 2023
Event Period: November 3, 2023 to February 29, 2024
Location: Abeno Harukas 300
Official Website: https://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/observatory/index.html
|Access||2 minutes from Tennoji 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.
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