Festival of the lights in OSAKA
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Festival of the lights in OSAKA

11/4/2019 (Mon, Substitute Holiday) – 1/31/2020 (Fri)


Festival of the lights in OSAKA

Concept and Overview

The seventh annual illumination welcomes all.

Osaka joins together to create a circle of light. Once again, with a heartfelt welcome, Osaka presents its annual Festival of the lights. In addition to two core programs, “Midosuji Illumination” which beautifully colors Osaka's iconic Midosuji Ave., and “OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance,” an artistic festival of light held in Nakanoshima, events in other areas of Osaka Prefecture are expanding making nights in Osaka brighter and more fantastic. Festival of the lights in Osaka is now in its seventh year. Don’t miss Osaka's winter traditions, which can only be experienced at this time of year.

Event Period

11/4/2019 (Mon / substitute holiday) –1/31/2020 (Fri)

Festival of the lights in OSAKA consists of the core program in which Midosuji Avenue and Nakanoshima are colored with lights, as well as area programs that take advantage of the appeal of various places in Osaka Prefecture.

Core Programs

Midosuji Avenue, Osaka’s artery, and Nakanoshima, the symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka, radiate brilliantly to welcome people from all over the world.

Midosuji Illumination 2019

Core Programs:Midosuji Illumination 2019
Midosuji Avenue is Osaka’s symbolic street. The section from Umeda to Namba glimmers with illumination, gently enveloping people with light on a 4 km long world-class light trail. It was recognized as a world record in January 2015.

OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2019

OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2019
Focusing on artworks of light, OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance, which is now on its 17th year, in collaboration with Osaka City Central Public Hall, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, is enhancing the program of light that takes advantage of the waterside landscape of Nakanoshima, the symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka.

Area Programs

A one-of-a-kind program of light that beautifully colors various areas within Osaka Prefecture and accentuates the charms of each area.