Japan’s first drive-through illumination event, Sakai Illuminage is a great way to get festive in Osaka this winter. The inspiration for this year is “Aloha Hawaii”. The venue is the Sakai City municipal Soccer Training Center.
Advance tickets are available through LivePocket. For weekdays, tickets are ¥5,000 per car, with up to 5 passengers. On weekends, public holidays, Christmas Day, and on the first of January, the price rises to ¥6,000. If you don’t have a car, you haven’t been left out—you can ride on the Shuttle Bus for ¥2,500.
There is also a separate Illuninage event in Kyoto.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.