Illuminations in colors that match the 8 areas!
Mido-suji Illumination achieved a world record in 2014 as "the street with most light decorations on street trees." This year, breathtaking light will adorn the entire 4km stretch from Umeda to Namba under the design concept of an "illuminated symbolic street gently embracing our visitors in light."
On this special day, a strip of Mido-suji Ave. is open exclusively for pedestrian use for the opening ceremony of the Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2016!
|Location:||Kyutaromachi 3 intersection to Shimbashi intersection|
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The "Mido-suji Autumn Party" will also be held in the afternoon hours of Sun., Nov. 20. An extraordinary day of day-to-night fun at Mido-suji!
Hanshin-mae intersection -Umeda-shinmichi intersectionThe gateway to the Aqua Metropolis of Osaka.
With Osaka Station at its center, this lively business district is packed with commercial facilities, hotels and office buildings. This area is also known as the northern gateway to Osaka. Here you will be welcomed with a bi-color mix of beautiful vivid Aqua Metropolis blue.
Umeda-shinmichi intersection to Oebashi Kitazume intersectionGlamour of Kitashinchi
Japanese style restaurants and bars line the streets of the fabulous Kitashinchi area. Four shades of yellow, including the original Mido-suji yellow and maple-gold; stage a glamourous ambience.
Yodoyabashi intersection to Kawaramachi 3-chome intersectionMerchant town fostered by water
Yodoyabashi is a bridge connecting to "Nakanoshima," an area synonymous with the Aqua Metropolis Osaka. The development of this area relied on water transportation, thus it is adorned in subtle shades of Aqua Metropolis blue, that represent the shimmering surface of water. The composition of the hued lights are one of its features.
Kawaramachi 3-chome intersection to Senbachuo 3-chome intersectionHigh quality Dai-Osaka / Semba
Semba was the center of Osaka in its prime. Even today, office buildings lining the streets comprise the center of business in Osaka. This area is decorated in four refined shades of yellow, including champagne gold; an array becoming of the area.
Kyutaromachi 3-chome intersection to Bakuromachi 3-chome intersectionSnowy Mido-suji
In this beautifully illuminated area in Minami Semba you will find the Minami Mido, the Namba Shrine, showrooms and office buildings. The white glittery lights upon the winter cityscape of this area create a surreal ambience.
Bakuromachi 3-chome intersection to Mido-suji ShimizumachiEdo style / Hannari (graceful) color
In the Edo period, drapers lined the streets of this area. To this day, brand shops and department stores continue the legacy of Shinsaibashi's stylish reputation. The subtle elegant hue of "Mido-suji coral" adorns this area.
Mido-suji Shimizumachi to Namba intersectionLively Minami
This downtown area, with landmarks such as Dotonbori, is the epitome of Osaka. Shiny pink lights symbolize "Flashy yet stylish panache" of lively Osaka. The concept of these lights are the vibrant swagger of the people of Osaka.
Namba intersection to Namba-Nishiguchi intersectionNaniwan Festival
This area, also described as the gateway to Minami is adorned with a new hue, Mido-suji purple! Osaka is known for its many historical festivals and holy rituals. Purple is the traditional color of nobility in Japan, an therefore is a befitting representation of Osaka's colorful festivities. Mido-suji purple is a hue original to the Mido-suji Illumination.
Umeda Intake Towers
Monuments created in the image of the famous spots in Osaka and Aqua Metropolis Osaka. Walking along Mido-suji and finding these five monuments is also part of the fun of the illuminations. Take a photo to remember the Mido-suji Illumination.
|Location:||Seiwa Umeda Building, Yodoyabashi odona, Keihanshin Midosuji building, Honmachi Garden City, Midosuji Grand Tower|
A monument created as a homage to the urban green oasis of Nakanoshima park. The motif of this monument is the park's beautiful rose garden.
The Gingko trees lining the street are the symbol of Mido-suji. This monument created in the likeness of the golden foliage in autumn is a perfect spot for memorable photo taking.
This monument gets its inspiration from the eye-catching circular sky garden observation deck of the "Umeda Sky Building," a landmark of Osaka. It represents the hopes that the appeal of Osaka may lead us towards a bright shiny future.
The central area of Osaka is surrounding by waterways. Hence, its nickname "Aqua Metropolis Osaka." This monument presents the water of Aqua Metropolis Osaka in the form of a tree. Enjoy the beautiful glimmer of its splashes.
The sound of water flowing through the rivers often goes unnoticed. This monument sheds light on and gives shape to this sound. When enjoying the shimmer of this monument, it is as if you can hear the gentle, graceful sounds of Aqua Metropolis Osaka's river flow.
The gingko trees along the sidewalk of Mido-suji are adorned with plates containing messages submitted by participants. Various heartfelt messages shine brightly among the lights of the Mido-suji illuminations.