Midosuji and Hikari Illuminations

Night Museum of the Lights

Nov 4
Jan 31
Venue: Osaka City Hall When: Nov 4th - Jan 31st 2019 ,  5:00pm - 10:00pm

The historical lifeblood of Osaka has always been its waterways. So much so that it became a merchant city, trading with other cities with the canals that criss-cross the city. While these days commerce takes place elsewhere, the theme of water is one that is celebrated in the Osaka Hikari Renaissance, a series of light up and festival events taking place in Fall and Winter each year. In 2018 the festival has grown from its aquatic heart to other centres, which encompass Midosuji Boulevard, while the main Hikari Illuminations are from 14 to 25 December. This is a family friendly event that has grown in popularity over recent years. Be sure to bring some winter clothes as the evenings can get chilly, with the illuminations taking place between 5pm and 10pm.

Getting there

Key events take place along Midosuji Boulevard and Dojimahama, all within a short level walk, approximately ten minutes from the subway stations on the Midosuji Line, with the key stations being Yodoyobashi and Shinsaibashi.

Sep 17, 2018

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Yui Yamaguchi 4 weeks ago
Light projector thing is trendy over the world? Like to see what kind of design they're showing!
Bonson Lam Author 3 weeks ago
Yes, very true! From Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Okinawa and Osaka, it is a great way to get people to celebrate together on the streets as a community and feel the joy of partying together. I would love to see it in Osaka in November.