Festival of the Lights Osaka

4th Nov–31st Dec, 2019
Winter Festival of the Lights in Osaka
Photo by iStock.com/Cheng Feng Chiang

Osaka’s winter illuminations are split into two events under the “Festival of Lights” umbrella – the Midosuji Illumination and Osaka Hikari-Renaissance.

The Midosuji Illumination takes place from November 4th until December 31st. It is officially recognized as the street with the most illuminated trees in the world, with lights strung up for 4 kilometers from the Ooebashi-Kitazune Intersection to the Hanshin Mae Intersection.

The Hikari Renaissance takes place from December 14th until December 25th between Osaka City Hall and Nakanoshima Park. A highlight will be a two-part projection mapping show on the facade of the historic Nakanoshima Library. There are two shows – Art of Light and a flower-based Light Painting display. The first will take place every 15 minutes or so between 5pm – 9pm while the second is on from 9pm – 9.30pm each evening.


This little mid-river island is closest to Naniwabashi Station on the Keihan-Nakanoshima line. It’s also very easily accessed from Yodoyobashi Station on the Keihan and Midosuji lines or Kitahama Station on the Sakaisuji Line.


If you’re keen to stay within walking distance of the lights (perfect for an evening stroll) then there are a few options. Coming in at under ¥10,000, the nearby Dormy Inn Natural Hot Spring Hotel has lovely baths and decently sized rooms. A little lower in price, the local First Cabin Hotel has small pod-like rooms with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Dates: 4th Nov–31st Dec, 2019
Venue: Nakanoshima Park
Entry: Free
Dec 8th (Sun)
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Max: 14°C
Min: 3°C
Dec 9th (Mon)
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Max: 16°C
Min: 0°C
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Access: 174 m from Kitahama Station Keihan Main Line (KH2)Sakaisuji Line (K14)
0.6 km from Minami-morimachi Station Tanimachi Line (T21)Sakaisuji Line (K13)
0.7 km from Yodoyabashi Station Keihan Main Line (KH1)
Web: http://www.hikari-kyoen.co...
Area: Osaka
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