In the winter of 2013, with the aim of realizing the Water and Light Capital Osaka, the Festival of the lights OSAKA was started to enhance the allure of Osaka through light and share it with the world. With the Mido-suji Illumination that envelops Mido-suji—running north and south through central Osaka—in light, and the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance held in Nakanoshima as the two core programs, and with unique lights by powered by the people in various locations throughout Osaka as area programs, a unified program of light that expresses individuality will be promoted at each venue. The Festival of the lights OSAKA aims to improve Osaka's city branding and encourage tourism under the theme of the Museum of the Lights that illuminate the nightscape of Osaka, and will seek to continuously achieve 10 million and more in the number of visitors from both within and outside Japan for 2016. (About 11,540,000 visitors in 2015)
Main Period : November 20, 2016 (Sun.) to January 9, 2017 (Mon., holiday), 51 days
Now entering its 4th year, the Festival of the lights OSAKA 2016 will be held as
the Museum of the Lights that adorn the nightscape of Osaka with light in order to realize the Water and Light Capital Osaka.
These unique lights created by Osaka's sincere spirit of hospitality spreads throughout the city to produce a new culture.