Event List in Osaka This Week (June 17 to 23, 2024)

The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Osaka

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Osaka has many fun and interesting places to visit and tourist attractions, such as Osaka Castle, USJ, Kaiyukan, Shinsekai, etc. If you visit Osaka, you will need to stay for a few days to enjoy all the tourist attractions the city has to offer.

However, if you live in Osaka or plan on visiting for a prolonged period, you might run out of popular tourist attractions. If this happens, the next thing you can do is check out events within the city.

Osaka, one of Japan’s largest cities, has many simultaneous events, from art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. Because so many things happen at the same time, you might overlook an event you would have liked to check out.

Hopefully, this article may help you avoid exactly that. In this article, I will share 10 of the most talked-about events happening this week 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 enough to check it out.

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Summer events in Japan

Summer is the time of the year when people are most energized; families and friends gather together to do things, travel to places, etc. People who live in Osaka or are planning on visiting Osaka should know that this is the time of the year when the most significant events (especially outdoor events) happen across the prefecture.

Festivals such as Omatsuri, Fireworks festivals, food festivals, and music festivals are just some examples of the excitement that Summer will bring to Osaka.

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 a Buddhist festival that welcomes the spirits of your ancestors, and it is one of Japan’s most important holidays.

Here are some articles about things to do during Summer in Japan.

▶Summer in Japan: 10 Best Things to Do in 2024

▶10 Best Places to Visit in Japan in Summer 2024

▶Best Summer Festivals in Japan 2024

Now that you know a little bit about summer-related Japanese culture, here is the event list for Osaka this week (June 17 to 23, 2024).

1. 18th Umeda Tanabata

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The Umeda Tanabata is one of the parts of the Sendai Tanabata festival celebration, one of the main festivals in Tohoku designed and decorated with bamboo leaves until August 8, featuring various activities in the area.

Event Period: June 1 to August 8, 2024

Location: Umeda Sky Building

Official Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/new/2330.html

2. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 10th Anniversary

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio Japan is celebrating its 10th anniversary featuring a variety of unique and magical experiences, special shows, illumination, merchandise, and themed foods.

Event Period: Ongoing until December 31, 2024

Location: Universal Studio Japan

Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us

<<Book Universal Studio Tickets Online HERE!!>>

3. The Rooftop Beer Garden 2024

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The hotel’s rooftop features an outdoor beer garden for the whole family. You can bring your kids here, and authentic gourmet foods and beverages are also available for children.

Event Period: May 10 to September 30, 2024

Location: Hotel Agora Osaka Moriguchi

Official Website: https://www.hotelagora-moriguchi.com/event/beer_garden2024/

4. Detective Conan Cafe (Umeda Osaka)

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The return of Detective Conan Cafe features menus inspired by its popular characters. A variety of souvenir goods are also available. It will be held in various places in Japan, such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Miyagi, and Fukuoka.

Event Period: March 29 to July 21, 2024

Location: BOX cafe&space HEP FIVE

Official Website: https://conan-cafe.jp/information/umeda/

Check out the following article for more information about this event!

▶Detective Conan Cafe in Japan 2024

5. Aromatic Rose & Raspberry Afternoon Tea at Conrad Osaka Hotel

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In celebration of spring and summer, Conrad Osaka offers delicious and comforting afternoon tea, which you can enjoy on the seasonal aromatic rose and raspberry menu.

Event Period: May 13 to July 31, 2024

Location: 40 Sky Bar & Lounge Conrad Osaka

Official Website: https://conrad-osaka.hiltonjapan.co.jp/plans/restaurants/afternoontea/40skybar-summer

6. Coral Exhibition At Kaiyukan Aquarium

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There is a coral exhibition where you can see various types of corals and their sizes and learn about corals found in the ocean.

Event Period: March 5, 2024 to January 2025

Location: Kaiyukan Aquarium

Official Website: https://www.kaiyukan.com/

<<Book Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Ticket HERE!!>>

7. Immersive Museum OSAKA

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This is an immersive exhibition of Van Gogh’s world-class masterpiece. You can experience the exhibition with all the senses, with nearly 3000 Van Gogh pictures projected everywhere.

Event Period: June 1 to August 21, 2024

Location: Dojima River Forum

Official Website: https://immersive-museum-osaka.jp/

8. Matcha Sweet Buffet

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The matcha fair is offered at the Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka. Enjoy a variety of matcha-flavored sweets.

Event Period: May 7 to June 30, 2024

Location: Rihga Royal Hotel

Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/fair_list/matcha-buffet

9. Tokyo Revengers Ex Osaka

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An exhibition of the famous Tokyo Revengers manga will be held in Osaka. Various original drawing illustrations of well-known characters will be presented, and many more activities will be enjoyed.

Event Period: March 1 to June 30, 2024

Location: Hirakata Park Event Hall

Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/tokyorevengers-ex-osaka

<<Book Hirakata Park Admission Ticket HERE!!>>

10. Suntory Building Rooftop Beer Garden

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One of the famous beer garden events in Osaka, their leading drinks are Suntory beers, a well-known brand of beer in Japan, along with BBQ foods that perfectly match the beer.

Event Period: April 26 to September 22, 2024

Location: Suntory Beer Garden

Official Website: https://www.dynac-japan.com/

I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Osaka this week. 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 weekend. Check out the link below!

▶Event List in Osaka This Weekend (June 22 and 23, 2024)

And for more information about things to do in Osaka and Kyoto in 2024, check out the following articles!

▶Best Things to Do in Osaka 2024

▶Best Things to Do in Osaka in June 2024

▶Best Things to Do in Kyoto in June 2024

▶Best Events in Japan in June 2024

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