Check out these other events taking place in and around the Core Program areas.

You can find a whole host of other events being held in and around the Midosuji Illumination and
Osaka Hikari-Renaissance areas that can make your outings even more fun.

Images of some of the illuminations

Overview

When
11/2(Monday)〜12/25(Friday)
※All lights lit up on 11/02 (Monday) *Scheduled
Times
17:00~24:00 
※May differ depending on the building, street, etc.
Where
Yodoyabashi West Area
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Kuroda Taizo Special Exhibition

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The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Kuroda Taizo Special Exhibition

A special exhibition by Kuroda Taizo; known worldwide for his serene white ceramic pieces. Around 60 ceramic pieces from Kuroda Taizo are exhibited, with a focus on the collections belonging to the ISE Cultural Foundation and The Museum of Oriental Ceramics (Osaka).

Overview

When
11/21(Saturday)〜2021/7/25(Sunday)
※Closed on Sundays (except Nov.23, Jan.11, and May3), Nov.24, Dec.28,2020 to Jan.4, Jan.12, and May6
Times
9:30〜17:00
(Last entry 16:30)
Where
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Entry fee
General: 1,400 yen; High-School and University Students: 700 yen
Free for middle-school students and younger, those with disability certificates (including one caregiver), and elderly residents of Osaka City aged 65 and over (proof may be required)
Details
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Hopes and Dreams; An Exciting and Forward-Looking Exhibition of Items from Major Expos

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Hopes and Dreams; An Exciting and Forward-Looking Exhibition of Items from Major Expos

An exhibition of various materials and items from a number of major expos held or scheduled to be help both in Japan and abroad; ranging from the Osaka Expo '70 to Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

Overview

When
12/5(Saturday)〜12/26(Saturday)
Times
9:00〜17:00
Where
3F Exhibition Room of the Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
Entry fee
Free/dd>
Details
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Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library "Japanese Fude-Pen Calligraphy Course"

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Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library "Japanese Fude-Pen Calligraphy Course"

This course involves a range of fude brush-pen based activities including how to artfully write Japanese script, how to write your favorite Japanese words or phrases onto postcards or traditional Japanese style paper, how to make seasonal or New Year's greetings cards, or how to create other small pieces that can be used for interior decorations. As a finishing touch, you will then be able to stamp it using an elegant Japanese seal. Feel the joy of writing by hand free from the boundaries of calligraphy frames.

Overview

When
11/5(Thursday)、9(Monday)、12(Thursday)
12/3(Thursday)、10(Thursday)、14(Monday)
1/7(Thursday)、14(Thursday)、18(Monday)
Times
①14:30~16:00
※Nov.12 (Thursday), Dec.10 (Thursday), and Jan.14 (Thursday) will be held in two parts; (1) 14:30 to 16:00 and (2) 18:00 to 19:30.
Where
Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
3F Rental Space, Main Building
Entry fee
Tuition fee: One-off payment of 3,000 yen
*There is a separate initial fee for the fude brush pen of 500 yen
Details
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Christmas Pops Concert

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Christmas Pops Concert

A group from the Osaka University of Arts hold a special concert in the Osaka Central Public Hall.
This is a single-evening concert through which the students display their passion for music along with the fruits of their music education.

Overview

When
12/19(Saturday)
Times
Doors open: 17:30, Concert starts: 18:00
Where
Osaka Central Public Hall
Entry fee
1,000 yen
Bank of Japan Osaka Branch Lighted up

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Bank of Japan Osaka Branch Lighted up

The Bank of Japan Osaka Branch, which has a beautiful neo-baroque appearance, is lit up. Large-scale lighting makes a heavy stone building appear white in the night view.

Overview

When
11/3(Tuesday・holiday)〜12/31(Thursday)
Times
Sunset to 23:00
Where
Bank of Japan Osaka Branch
Tsuyuten Shrine Light-Up

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Tsuyuten Shrine Light-Up

he Tsuyuten Shrine, which was once the setting for Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play "The Love Suicides at Sonezaki", is adorned with a special lighting-display at the Torii gate in addition to a specially illuminated hall of worship, giving the shrine a completely different atmosphere to its normal appearance.

Overview

When
12/1(Tuesday)〜2021/2/3(Wednesday)
Times
17:00〜22:00
Where
Within the grounds of the Tsuyuten Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin)
Dojima Planting-Strip Light-Up

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Dojima Planting-Strip Light-Up

The birthplace of the Japanese beer "Shibuya Beer" lights up with 5,000 individual lights.

Overview

When
12/1(Tuesday)〜2021 2/3(Wednesday)
Times
17:00〜5:00 the next day
Where
Dojima area, Kitashinchi Sogo Taxi Platform, East Dojima Planting Strip
Osaka Exchange "Special" Light-Up

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Osaka Exchange "Special" Light-Up

The Osaka Exchange, which operates almost 24 hours a day, lights up for a limited period.
Come and see the huge Christmas tree at the entrance to the building.
#Chrismas Tree @Osaka Exchance #Osaka Festival of the Lights

Overview

When
11/24(Tuesday)〜
Times
Sunset to 00:00
Where
Osaka Exchange
Entry fee
Free

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Christmas illumination

A candy cane-like stripe that weaves in the peacock color, which is also the symbol color of Daimaru, appears. This year's Christmas season theme is "HO HO HOLIDAYS". Please enjoy the decoration with such a feeling that you want to enjoy the holiday season full of laughter.

Overview

When
11/25(Wednesday)〜12/31(Thursday)
Times
From the evening
Where
Daimaru Shinsaibashi store
Entry fee
Free

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Lights that illuminate the city of Shinsaibashi

Since the rebuilding grand opening in September last year, the lights of the Vories architecture on the Midosuji side that illuminate the city of Shinsaibashi. We received the "2019 Japan Lighting Award" and "2019 Lighting Promotion Award" from the Lighting Society of Japan. In addition, from 18:00 to 21:00 on November 17th (Tuesday), a special projection mapping for one night will be produced on the outer wall of Shinsaibashi PARCO, and you can enjoy it on a magnificent screen.

Overview

When
every day
Times
From the evening
Where
Daimaru Shinsaibashi store
Entry fee
Free
Message & mini illumination to send ale to the city of Osaka

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Message & mini illumination
to send ale to the city of Osaka

Sponsored by the NPO Midosuji Nagahori 21st Century Association. This association is an NPO corporation consisting of about 150 companies, mainly companies along Midosuji and Nagahori-dori, with the aim of improving and revitalizing the Shinsaibashi area. This year, we will post a message to support people who work and live in Osaka. Please see with the mini illuminations. (The photo is from 2019)

Overview

When
12/21(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
Times
17:00~
Where
Northwest corner flowerbed at Shinsaibashi / Shimbashi intersection
Detailed URL
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