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 20th until January 9th while Osaka Hikari Renaissance happens from December 14th until December 25th.
The Midosuji Illumination 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.
Hikari Renaissance will happen between Osaka City Hall and Nakanoshima Park. A highlight will be “Wall Tapestry Lighting Show” – a projection mapping show on the facade of the historic Nakanoshima Library. There will four shows per evening on weekdays and 6 on weekends and national holidays.