Osaka Hikari Renaissance 大阪・光の饗宴

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Christmas cheer lights up central Osaka for the year-end holiday season

Throughout the month of December, Nakanoshima Park and Midosuji Boulevard shine with over 1.5 million lights and decorations during Osaka Hikari Renaissance, a part of the Osaka Festival of Lights. Join the throngs of spectators who come every year to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

After taking in the spectacularly designed light installations in Nakanoshima Park, enjoy a two-kilometer walk down Osaka's main street, Midosuji Boulevard, which is also immaculately decorated.

Don't Miss

  • Finding a great restaurant or bar in nearby entertainment districts like Namba and Shinsaibashi
  • The many spots set up for taking commemorative photos with your friends, family or significant other

How to Get There

You can reach the venue via train and a short walk.

From Osaka Station , take the Midosuji Subway line to Yodoyabashi Station. Exiting the station will put you onto Midosuji Boulevard, and just a short distance from the Nakanoshima illumination.

Crowds throng to Hikari Rennaissance for annual illuminations

Mark the date

The Hikari Rennaissance Illumination on Nakanoshima takes place from the second week of November to December 31, while the illumination on Midosuji Boulevard takes place from the third week of November to the second week of January. Specific dates vary by year.

Osaka's Festival of Light takes place over multiple areas

Plan the perfect mid-evening stroll

Midosuji Boulevard intersects with many of Osaka's best-known attractions. Walk all the way to Shinsaibashi or Namba, and stop for a drink or meal on the way.

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