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Mar 20 – Apr 14 all-day Expo Park
Expo park is well-known as a place for viewing cherry blossoms, featuring around 5000 cherry trees. During the cherry blossoms season, the park holds special sakura festival events, which included a large open air craft market, food stalls and live performances. The park also illuminates many of the trees. Hours : 9:30 to 21:00 illumination…
Mar 23 – Apr 14 all-day Ninomaru Garden
Enjoy approx. 300 cherry trees in Nishinomaru garden at night with the illuminated Osaka Castle donjon. The scenery of the castle tower risen up over the cherry trees is truly beautiful. Hours : 9:00 to 21:00 : Lit up 18:00 to 21:00 during the period. Admission : 350 yen  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens…
Mar 28 – Apr 6 all-day Uchiagegawachisui Ryokuchi Park
About 200 cherry trees in the park will be lit up with special LED to create a magical atmosphere. Those beautifuly lit up cherry blossom reflected on the surface of the pond is a breathtaking view.  It’s a good spot for admiring, photography.   There are also some food stands during the event, you can…
Apr 9 – Apr 15 all-day The Japan mint
The Japan Mint in Osaka opens a passage of 560 meters long to the general public for the cherry blossom viewing. About 370 trees of over 100 varieties of cherry trees, mostly later blooming “yae-zakura” trees can be viewed for one week in mid April.  The Japan Mint has been holding this traditional and seasonal…
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day Aizen-do Temple
The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka’s first summer festival of the year. This festival is believed to have originated when women wearing yukata(summer kimono) from the entertainment quarter visited the temple on a palanquin called kago. Every year…
Jul 24 all-day Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Tenmangu is a shinto shrine – founded in 949 – is popular with locals praying for academic success since it is devoted to the deity of learning: “Sugawara no Michizane”. The main celebration is held on the second day, July 25th and includes a land procession with “mikoshi” (portable shrines), a river procession with festival…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day Sumiyoshi-Taisya Shrine
The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves women and children in the Muromachi period (14-16th century) costume going through a large straw ring. You can also join in this ritual to wish for good health. The Mikoshi…
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day Imamiya-ebisu Shrine
Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine is known for “Ebessan” , the god of commerce.  The To-ka Ebisu Festival held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of January each year. It gathers more than a million “merchants” from business owners to company employees wishing for prosperous business. Visitors can just enjoy food stalls around the shrine. Access :…
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day Aizen-do Temple
The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka’s first summer festival of the year. This festival is believed to have originated when women wearing yukata(summer kimono) from the entertainment quarter visited the temple on a palanquin called kago. Every year…
Jul 24 all-day Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Tenmangu is a shinto shrine – founded in 949 – is popular with locals praying for academic success since it is devoted to the deity of learning: “Sugawara no Michizane”. The main celebration is held on the second day, July 25th and includes a land procession with “mikoshi” (portable shrines), a river procession with festival…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day Sumiyoshi-Taisya Shrine
The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves women and children in the Muromachi period (14-16th century) costume going through a large straw ring. You can also join in this ritual to wish for good health. The Mikoshi…
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day Imamiya-ebisu Shrine
Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine is known for “Ebessan” , the god of commerce.  The To-ka Ebisu Festival held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of January each year. It gathers more than a million “merchants” from business owners to company employees wishing for prosperous business. Visitors can just enjoy food stalls around the shrine. Access :…
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day Aizen-do Temple
The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka’s first summer festival of the year. This festival is believed to have originated when women wearing yukata(summer kimono) from the entertainment quarter visited the temple on a palanquin called kago. Every year…
Jul 24 all-day Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Tenmangu is a shinto shrine – founded in 949 – is popular with locals praying for academic success since it is devoted to the deity of learning: “Sugawara no Michizane”. The main celebration is held on the second day, July 25th and includes a land procession with “mikoshi” (portable shrines), a river procession with festival…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day Sumiyoshi-Taisya Shrine
The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves women and children in the Muromachi period (14-16th century) costume going through a large straw ring. You can also join in this ritual to wish for good health. The Mikoshi…
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day Imamiya-ebisu Shrine
Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine is known for “Ebessan” , the god of commerce.  The To-ka Ebisu Festival held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of January each year. It gathers more than a million “merchants” from business owners to company employees wishing for prosperous business. Visitors can just enjoy food stalls around the shrine. Access :…
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day Aizen-do Temple
The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka’s first summer festival of the year. This festival is believed to have originated when women wearing yukata(summer kimono) from the entertainment quarter visited the temple on a palanquin called kago. Every year…