Dec 4, 2018

German Christmas Market at Sky building

The 27m high-Christmas tree is at Umeda Sky Building this year too. This is the extremely popular event that visitors can enjoy German Christmas while in Osaka. There is also the wooden Merry-Go-Round with 120year-history. In addition, the floating garden which is well-known all over the world is in the Christmas mood so that you can spend a special night with your precious one.

Place: Sky building / 7 mins on foot from Osaka station
Dates: November 17, 2018 - December 25, 2018
Hour: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Nov 22, 2018

Osaka Castle Illuminage

Osaka Jo Illuminage are going to be held this year again.
"Wa maze" will appear this year.  Illumination makes Japanese old town and that old town makes a maze.  It is the very first attempt in Japan!

You can enjoy not only illumination but also a maze...!
And also there will be some other programs such as a historical play performed by street performers, a monkey show, etc...


The detail is as below,

Place: Osaka Castle Park NISHINOMARU GARDEN
Date: The 1st of December - The 3rd of March
Business hours: 5 pm- 10 pm
Light up hours: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Price: Adult: 1,200 yen(Junior high school students or more)
         Child: 600 yen (elementary school students or less)
Free: Under 3 years old
Group discount: a group of 20 people or more can get 10% discount.

Tourist discount: Show your passport and you can get discount!
           Adult: 1,000 yen    Child: 500 yen
  *Only foreign passports applies (or non-Japanese resident).

This illumination is only for a few months, so Don't miss it!!

Oct 3, 2018

Ramen girls festival

Noodles which they choose and pulled for this event are the concentration Satoko Morimoto representative ramen Women eating 600 cups a year or more! Ramen Women Expo-limited ramen comes up, too! Man is entrance OK, too.

27 September, 2018 - 8 October, 2018
week day 11am - 10pm week end 10am - 10pm
Admission free *Eating and drinking are charged separately.

Sep 22, 2018

Full moon party!

Hello, this is Nori from Osaka Hana Hostel!
In September, Osaka was struck by the huge typhoon...
But mostly it was recovered and it is getting cooler these days.

This time we will introduce Full moon party held on the 24th of September.
Why don't you relax watching full moon in a sacred atmosphere?

Mizukisai Festival held in Sumiyoshi Shrine.

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Date and time: 6pm - 8:30pm on the 24th of September
Place: Sumiyoshi shrine
Fee: Free (for table seat : 1,000yen)

Shushisai Festival held in Osaka Tenman-gu.
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Date and time: 6pm-9pm
Place: Osaka Tenman-gu
Fee: Free

According to the weather forecast, it will be cloudy on the day,
however, it is worthy of just experiencing such a sacred atmosphere!

Jul 26, 2018

Osaka Castle Special Exhibit

Various turrets and storage rooms built during the reconstruction work of Osaka Castle by Tokugawa Bakufu after the “Siege of Osaka”.
Special exhibit of some parts of the facilities used for keeping watch, defense as well as the armory, located in key points in the castle.
Visitors can enter the interior of precious buildings, which are usually off limits, such as above the Otemon Gate.

Date:July 21 (Sat)-August 31 (Fri), 2018 (Closed on Monday)10:00-16:30 (Last admission:16:00)* Ticket on sale until 15:30

Admission Fee: Adult 700yen, Child 300yen

Station: Osaka Business Park

Jul 24, 2018

Summer! Festival! Fireworks!

Hello, this is Nori from Osaka Hana Hostel!

I will inform you about "Tenjin-sai" which takes place today and tomorrow!
It is said that this festival took place for the first time in 951, and it is one of the best festival in Japan.
On the 25th, there are two main events called "Rikutogyo" and "Funatogyo," so roads will be filled with Mikoshi (a small and portable shrine) and Okawa-River will be filled with ships.

At night on the 25th, 5,000 fireworks will be set off.
Here is the detail about fireworks.

Date and Time: The 25th of July

No. of Fireworks:About 5,000

Place:Kawasaki Park and  Sakuranomiya Park

Access: 2 minutes walk from west exit of JR Sakuranomiya station.
             5 minutes walk from Tenmanbashi station (Subway)


Phone:06-6353-0025 Osaka Tenmangu

Pay seat:Table seat 22,000yen (5,500 yen × 4 seats), free seat at beach 4000yen 
    ※for more information, call 06-6809-1588

*It will be cancelled when it rains.

Tomorrow will be so hot like over 35℃, so please drink a lot of water and take care of yourself!

May 27, 2018

Candle night in Osaka

The Osaka Candle night is an exhibition of glass and fire sculptures. Held on two Wednesday night in June, the earlier night is held in Chayamachi, while latter one cuts through the center of Umeda's business district. Anything held for free in the middle of Osaka will attract a lot of people, and the sculptures, while beautiful, often felt swamped by spectators. Sadly the ambient light of the nearby skyscrapers also dims the effect somewhat. However, if crowds aren't a problem, and you are in the area, the Osaka Candle Night is worth a look.

The closest station for visiting Umeda's night, is Nishiumeda station on the Yotsubashi line. Candles light up from 6pm until pm. Free entry.