Event List in Osaka This Weekend (February 24 and 25, 2024)
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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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 essential to finish up the year and perfectly welcome the new year. This involves many different events such as cleaning up and decorating your house properly before the new year and 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 (February 24 and 25, 2024).
1. Minoh Forest Winter Promenade 2024
An event in Minoh Forest for Winter 2024 featuring some activities in the areas and colorful illumination.
Event Period: February 10 to March 10, 2024
Location: Minoh Forest
Official Website: https://minohkankou.net/news/events/winterpromenade_minoh/
|15 minutes from Hankyu Minoh Station to Seishoen Mae the about 5 minutes walk to Minoh Forest.
2. Early Spring Afternoon Tea (chocolate lucky charms)
Miyako City Osaka Tennoji offers a unique afternoon tea called “Early Spring Afternoon Tea” with the theme of chocolates and lucky charms. The event is available from January 6 to February 29, 2024.
Event Period: January 6 to February 29, 2024
Location: Miyako City Osaka Tennoji
|1 minute walk from Tennoji Station.
3. Oyster Festival at Sennan Long Park
First Oyster Festival this year in Sennan Long Park from January 20 to March 17, 2024. Some stalls offer different kinds of foods besides Oysters and drinks as well. Enjoy the ocean breeze while enjoying the Oyster festival.
Event Period: January 20 to March 17, 2024
Location: Sennan Long Park
Official Website: https://sennanlongpark.com/
|13 minutes walk from Tarui Station.
4. Strawberries and Amaou Sweets Fair
Strawberries and Amaou sweets fair will be offered by Satsuki Lounge New Otani Osaka this winter season until spring. Try various sweets such as cakes and other desserts made from delicious strawberries.
Event Period: December 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
Location: Satsuki Lounge New Otani Osaka
Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/group/strawberry/osaka/
|3 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.
5. Winter Carnival 2023
The Winter Carnival is an annual event held in Hirakata Park. One of the best places to have fun and enjoy winter. There are many activities for the whole family and friends such as ice skating etc.
Event Period: December 23, 2023 to March 3, 2024
Location: Hirakata Park
Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/hwc/
|5 minutes from Hirakata-Koen Station (Bus) to Kikugaoka.
6. Yakiimo Paradise 2024
An event featuring a variety of sweets and drinks made from sweet potatoes with music entertainment and shows to enjoy.
Event Period: February 22 to 25, 2024
Official Website: https://www.imopara.com/
|1 minute from Tennoji Station.
7. Thai meets Strawberry
Thai Meets Strawberry is an event held at Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. Enjoy different kinds of delicacies and sweets made from strawberries. Try and make a bite of some of their cakes.
Event Period: December 8, 2023 to May 31, 2024
Location: Centara Grand Hotel Osaka
|6 minutes walk from Namba Station.
8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride
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
|5 minutes walk from Universal-City Station.
9. Special Exhibition Osaka Castle Story
A special exhibition held at Osaka Tower, this exhibition introduces and contains interesting stories of many buildings on the castle grounds and how they were constructed, their unique histories, and anecdotes.
Event Period: January 31 to March 21, 2024
Location: Osaka Castle Tower 4th Floor Exhibition Room
Official Website: https://www.osakacastle.net/exhibition/standing/detail.html?id=155
|20 minutes walk from Osakajokoen Station.
10. Abeno Harukas Sky Illumination 2023
The tallest skyscraper Abeno Harukas in Osaka will hold an event to see and witness the beauty of Osaka. The sky illumination 2023 brings Osaka shine even more. Opens from November 3, 2023, to February 29, 2024.
Event Period: November 3, 2023 to February 29, 2024
Location: Abeno Harukas 300
Official Website: https://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/observatory/index.html
|2 minutes from Tennoji Station.
For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!
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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