Event List in Osaka This Weekend (May 18 and 19, 2024)

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

Are you looking for things to do this weekend in Osaka? 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 prevent 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 this week, then I hope at least one of these events will interest you and make you check it out.

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The culture surrounding Spring in Japan

Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you a little trivia regarding spring in Japan.

In Japan, spring is the season of “goodbyes and new encounters.” This is said because the school year ends in March; in other words, it is graduation season. It is sad to say goodbye, but it is also a season of hope and new challenges. In April, students will start the new year, and people who have recently graduated from the university will start their new jobs.

Spring is also the season of flowers. The coldness of winter will fade away as the warmth of spring comes along with the colorful flowers and related events. This can be said especially about cherry blossoms. Sakura-related events will be held nationwide, and Osaka is no exception.

Spring is also a season with many traditional days, such as Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) and Shunbun no Hi (春分の日) in March, as well as Golden Week, which includes Showa no Hi (昭和の日), Constitution Day (憲法記念日), Greenery Day (みどりの日), and Children’s Day (こどもの日).

Now that you know a little bit about spring-related Japanese culture, here is the event list for Osaka this weekend (May 18 and 19, 2024).

1. Spring Harvest

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It is an annual spring event featuring various activities for the whole family and special events such as spring flowers or seasonal flowers to enjoy.

Event Period: March 9 to May 26, 2024

Location: Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill

Official Website: https://farm.or.jp/

2. OUTDOOR PARK

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This is the largest outdoor park event in Osaka. It features many unique experiences that the whole family, especially children, can enjoy. The event features various activities, booths, foods, and entertainment.

Event Period: May 18 and 19, 2024

Location: Expo 70′ Commemorative Park

Official Website: https://outdoorpark.jp/

3. EXPO’70 Commemorative Park Rose Festival

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An annual rose festival event every spring at Bampaku Rose Garden Expo Park. Various colorful roses can be enjoyed along with several activities and exhibitions.

Event Period: May 11 to June 9, 2024

Location: Bampaku Rose Garden

Official Website: https://www.expo70-park.jp/event/64026/

4. Elegant Afternoon Tea Party

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An elegant afternoon tea is offered at Rihga Royal Hotel in Osaka and features a variety of sweet matcha flavors.

Event Period: April 22 to June 23, 2024

Location: Rihgha Royal Hotel Osaka

Official Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/fair_list/mainlounge-afternoontea-miyabi

5. Healing Garden-New Retro Sweets x Glamping Recipes

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Sky Buffet 51 offers a unique sweets and foods buffet with a healing garden theme and new retro sweets. Where nature and greenery can be experienced, which gives a relaxing ambiance.

Event Period: May 13 to June 30, 2024

Location: Sky Buffet 51

Official Website: https://sky-buffet51.com/2024/04/05/healing-garden/

6. Spring Festival Tuna and Meat Buffet

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Hotel Royal Classic Osaka offers a delicious buffet combining Tuna and meat. If you are a seafood or meat lover, this is the perfect place.

Event Period: March 1 to May 31, 2024

Location: Hotel Royal Classic Osaka

Official Website: https://hotel-royalclassic.jp/app/webroot/yurayura-buffet/spring/

7. Special Exhibition ‘Osaka City Walk-Kita Minami’

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A special exhibition about walking around Osaka Town. It features famous places in the city of Osaka that provide information on learning the history of the places and culture.

Event Period: April 19 to June 3, 2024

Location: Osaka Museum of History

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

8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride

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Universal Studio Japan will open a new attraction in February. The famous Japanese manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is one of the newest exciting rides that will give visitors a fantastic experience and fun.

Try the Demon Slayer with your family and friends: 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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9. Special Exhibition “Hokusai and Hiroshige: The Challenge of Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji”

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A special exhibition of the famous Hakusai and Hiroshige featuring the collection and original artworks of two of the world’s greatest and most renowned landscape printmakers.

Event Period: April 13 to May 26, 2024

Location: Nakanoshima Kosetsu Museum of Art

Official Website: https://www.kosetsu-museum.or.jp/nakanoshima/

10. Kyushu Fair at Grand Prince Hotel Osaka Bay

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Enjoy a variety of famous dishes from Kyushu at the Grand Prince Hotel Osaka Bay, which offers the Kyushu Fair for a limited time only.

Event Period: March 1 to May 31, 2024

Location: 1F The Cafe at Grand Prince Hotel Osaka Bay

Official Website: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/osakabay/plan/the_cafe/kyusyu/


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 (May 13 to 19, 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 May 2024

▶Best Things to Do in Kyoto in May 2024

▶Best Events in Japan in May 2024

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