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【Osaka City Illumination】8 Recommended Spots in 6 Areas

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Illuminations making the city of Osaka lively in winter.
This time, 8 illuminations taking place in Osaka city are introduced.
Please have a look at the illuminations which make use of the individualty of each area.

◆Osaka City Umeda Area◆

Umeda Snowman Festival 2018
1. Twilight Fantasy 〜An illuminated gift connecting space and time 〜

The gold-coloured illumination’s topic is ”presents” and the box and ribon are presented by numerous LEDs .
There is a performance with music half-hourly (:00 and :30 of each hour ).

Event Outline

Date: November 1, 2018 (Thu) ~ February 14, 2019 (Thu)
Time: 17:00 ~ 23:00 only November 1 (Thu): 18:30 ~
Venue: JR Osaka station・Osaka Station City 5F Toki no Hiroba Plaza (Time and Space Plaza)


Umeda Snowman Festival 2018
2. Shining Christmas Forever!

The image of a shining Christmas ornament floating in outer space.
Light drops dance around atrium space with a height of 16 meters.
The Christmas market is located in the atrium which is coloured by the light of a disco ball and becomes a magic space surrounded by sparkling stars.

Event Outline

Date: November 21, 2018 (Wed) ~ December 25 (Tue)
Time: 10:00 ~ 20:00 On November 21 (Wed): 11:00~ Fridays and Saturdays: ~21:00
Venue: Hankyu Umeda Main Store Shukusai Plaza


German Christmas Market 2018
3. Shin-Umeda City・Christmas tree

With a large Christmas tree 27 meters tall.
Decorated with a Christmas tree from Germany, the origin of Christmas trees, in mind you can enjoy the beginning of Christmas.

Event Outline

Date: November 16, 2018 (Fri) ~ December 25 (Tue)

  • Mon ~ Thu 12:00 ~ 21:00
  • Fri 12:00 ~ 22:00
  • Sat・Sun・Public holidays 11:00 ~ 22:00

Venue: Shin-Umeda City・Wonder Square


◆Osaka City Nakanoshima West Area◆

Nakanoshima West・Winter Tale 2018
4. Nakanoshima Water Fantasia

Waterfront entertainment show with fountains, light and music.
Nakanoshima Water Fantasia is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year! A 10 meter fountain unites with the illumination of Tamaebashi Bridge in the West of Hotarumachi Port.

Event Outline

Date: December 13, 2018 (Thu) ~ December 25 (Tue)
Time: 18:00 ~ 21:00 (A performance of 3 ~ 4 minutes starting every 5 minutes)
Venue: Hotarumachi Port

◆Osaka City Osaka Castle Area◆

5. Osaka Castle Illuminage End of the Edo era, Meiji Restauration and Westernization in the Meiji era

Making use of the Osaka Castle Tower which rises in the night sky and a vast waterfront of lights and with the central theme ”End of the Edo era, Meiji Restauration and Japan’s Westernization movement during the Meiji era” the turbulent period from 150 years ago is presented by an illumination with 3 million light bulbs.

Event Outline

Date: December 1, 2018 (Sat) ~ March 3, 2019 (Sun)
Time: 17:00 ~ 22:00 Lighting: 17:30 ~ 21:30
Venue: Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden


◆Osaka City South Area◆

Thank you as always! Osaka Minami Light Fair!
6. Waterfall of Light

A ”Waterfall of Light” sparkling together with music. The lights extending from the 9th to the 2nd floor are incredible!
The illumination makes the South of Namba Parks lively.
As part of this the ”Waterfall of Light” is the main attraction and a magnificient illumination!

Event outline

Date:November 9, 2018 (Fri)~ February 17, 2019 (Sun)
Time:17:00 〜 24:00  November 9 (Fri) only: 18:00 〜
Venue:Namba Parks


◆Osaka City Abeno・Tennoji Area◆

Welcoming Abeno and Tennoji Campagne
7. Welcoming AbeTen Winter Present 2018

Three years after the renewal of the entrance area ”Ten-Shiba” of Tennoji Park the entrance’s top-light has been renewed with new colours based on the four seasons.
It has been installed for Tennoji Zoo’s 100th anniversary and projects silhouettes of animals onto the floor!

Event Outline

Date: October 1, 2018 (Mon) ~ 2019/1/31 (Thu)
Time: 17:00 ~ 24:00
Venue: Tennoji Park Entrance Area ”Ten-Shiba”


◆Osaka City Nanko Area◆

Suminoe・Nanko Wonderland of Lights 2018
8. Light Corridor Christmas Version

A Christmas version of the ”Light Corridor” stretching 450 meters accross the open air park ”Umieru Square”!
The seadside Christmas coloured by around 180,000 LED light bulbs and Christmas songs creates great memories of a wonderful and romantic night.

Event outline

Date: November 3, 2018(Sat・Public holiday)~ December 25 (Tue)
Time: 17:00 ~ 23:00
Venue: Asia-Pacific Trade Center

How did you like the recommendations?
Numerous light and music programs making Osaka lively in winter.
Please visit for creating precious winter memories.