Event List in Osaka This Week (February 19 to 25, 2024)

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

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If you planning to visit Osaka and wondering about the things to do, there are many events are happening in different parts of Osaka, from Sports events, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. Here you can read about some happenings and events in Osaka that will help ease your tour of the city.

Osaka is a lively and bustling town and the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo. Also known for its delicious foods and restaurants where you can taste the famous Japanese dishes originating from Osaka. There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit in Osaka with a modern blend of traditional cultures such as the popular tourist spot Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Castle which gives shine and value to the history and culture of the area.

In Osaka, there are many events offered for tourists looking for an amazing and unique experience. Activities that will pleasure visitors and provide a memorable experience visiting Osaka. Since Osaka is also known as the food capital of Japan, many food-related events are offered in many places here such as hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

In this article, I will share 10 of the events in Osaka, and you can check some that might interest you. I hope this helps you find some interesting events in Osaka, especially this week.

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Winter events in Japan

Winter is a season with many different events in Japan. From Christmas-related events and New Year-related events to the celebration of becoming an adult and even National Foundation Day.

Christmas is not celebrated in Japan in the traditional way as is done in western countries, but rather it is celebrated in a way to enjoy the “Christmas vibe” such as having Christmas decorations, outdoor illuminations, exchanging gifts with family and friends, etc. So most Christmas events you will see in Japan are based on this idea.

Then there are the many outdoor illumination events you will see across the prefecture. These illuminations are sometimes related to Christmas, but not necessarily. Then there is the very important new years day which involves many different traditional events and rituals.

But then, there are also other types of important events such as Seijin no Hi (成人の日) which celebrates the people who became 20 years old in the past year. This event is done in January. Then there is “National Foundation Day” (建国記念の日) which is on February. This is more of a cultural holiday, but there will be events related to this as well.

Now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this week (February 19 to 25, 2024).

1. Expo’70 Commemorative Park “Plum Festival”

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The plum trees begin to sprout from mid-February to early March before cherry blossoms and during this period the plum festival is held. And one of them is the annual plum festival at Expo Park in Osaka which is known for its extensive and attractive garden.

Event Period: February 10 to March 10, 2024

Location: Expo’70 Commemorative Park

Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/62465/

2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride

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Universal Studio Japan will hold a new attraction starting in February. The famous Japanese manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu noYaiba is one of the newest exciting rides that will give an awesome experience and fun.

Come and try with your family and friends the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride Mugen train dream riders.

Event Period: February 1 to June 9, 2024

Location: Universal Studio Japan

Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us/events/kimetsu-2024

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3. Flowering Illumination in Hirakata Park

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A flowering illumination is the 10th annual illumination that Hirakata Park offers this holiday season through winter from November 3, 2023, to April 7, 2024. Many colorful flowers will bloom in different colors of lightning.

Event Period: November 3, 2023 to April 7, 2024

Location: Hirakata Park

Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/illumination/

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For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

4. Solaniwa Onsen Illumination Garden of Light

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If you are looking for a unique Onsen experience, Solaniwa Onsen at Osaka Bay Tower offers an illumination Garden of light from December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024. Enjoy the magical and colorful Japanese-patterned lanterns.

Event Period: December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Location: Osaka Bay Tower

Official Website: https://solaniwa.com/news/illumi2023/

5. Special Exhibition “Illustration of Natural History

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Event Period: February 23 to May 26, 2024

Location: Osaka City Museum of Natural History

Official Website: https://museums.ocm.osaka/

6. Craft Your Parfait Strawberry Sweets Buffet

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A strawberry sweet buffet held at Conrad Osaka offers a variety of sweets made from strawberries and has a unique experience that can be decorated with fruits and condiments to create your original parfait available only at Conrad Osaka for a limited time.

Event Period: January 11 to March 10, 2024

Location: Conrad Osaka

Official Website: https://conrad-osaka.hiltonjapan.co.jp/plans/restaurants/sweetsbuffet/atmos-strawberry

7. Osaka Castle Illuminage

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The Osaka Castle will shine even brighter now in the holiday season, visit and be amazed from November 22, 2023, until the winter season on February 25, 2024.

Event Period: November 22, 2023 to February 25, 2024

Location: Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

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

For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

8. Pochacco Cafe (Osaka)

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In celebration of the 35th anniversary of one of Sanrio’s many characters Pochacco. The Pochacco Cafe is now available in Tokyo and Osaka, featuring unique anniversary menus with exclusive cafe art.

Event Period: February 2 to March 10, 2024

Location: Collabo Index SHINSAIBASHI

Official Website: https://pochacco-35th.theme-cafe.jp/information/osaka/

9. TenSuke Skating Ring

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One of the best places in Osaka to bring the whole family to enjoy the winter season. Tensuke Skating Ring is back for the holiday season and opens from December 1, 2023, to February 26, 2024.

Event Period: December 1, 2023 to February 26, 2024

Location: In front of the Tennoji Zoo gate (Tenshiba)

Official Website: https://www.ten-suke.jp/

10. STRAWBERRY LAND (Strawberry sweets buffet)

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Start the New Year with a sweet strawberry buffet. Enjoy strawberry land at the Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka starting January 11 to March 7, 2024.

Event Period: January 11 to March 7, 2024

Location: Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka

Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/fair_list/remone-strawberry-sweetsbuffet


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 (February 24 and 25, 2024)

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

▶Best Things to Do in Osaka 2024

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