The Festival of the Light in Osaka

The hospitality of light that enlivens the city during this time of year is quintessential Osaka.
The mysterious and wonderful power of light inspires many thoughts in people, putting
smiles on faces while evoking excitement and surprise.
The power of Osaka, connected and woven with light, is creating a future of limitless appeal.
Osaka Hikari-Renaissance, well loved by people of the area and visitors alike for 10 years,
and the Mido-suji Illumination, which showcases an important corridor that runs north-south
through downtown Osaka, lie at the heart of a new stage in light-driven city planning that is about to be revealed.

The Festival of the Light in Osaka 2013
Introducing a festival featuring the kind of light you'll find only in Osaka. It inspires visitors
to enjoy the city, it fuels conversation, and it embodies the unique hospitality of Osakans,
which tempts visitors to return to the city the next year, and the next, and the next…
Enjoying special times with special people:
This desire runs throughout the Festival of the Light OSAKA,
ensuring that you'll be welcomed by the lights and the city and all its people.

Osaka’s Very Own Season of Light as Culture

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Core programs

OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2013

You can enjoy a fantastic space woven from light and music at Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2013, which will be held in Nakanoshima. The premier attraction will be a 3D mapping display telling a story on the facade of the Osaka Central Public Hall, which is some 100 years old. Take in the luxury of the moment as you sample some of the delicious foods on offer at the Marche of Light. Additionally, you can gain a special experience of water and light unique to the Nakanoshima area and to Nakanoshima Park, including distinctive roses made of light, ripples symbolizing water, and the flapping of birds' wings.

Core programs

Mido-suji Illumination 2013

Mido-suji Illumination 2013 features gorgeous light displays based on the concept of "a unique light in all the world." Displays in di¬erent areas will incorporate pink, yellow, white, and blue lighting, creating a luxurious landscape that extends over a distance of about 1.9 kilometers along a north-south axis.
This year, a light scroll depicting the culture of Osaka through silhouettes and light will be shown on the facade of the Osaka City Oce Building. Be sure to enjoy this show of light, starting at the Osaka City Hall.

【Event Dates】
Sunday, Dec. 15, to Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Vicinity of the Osaka City Hall to Nakanoshima Park and Kensaki

*For some displays, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
*Rain or shine (some programs to be canceled in the event of inclement weather)

Preview illumination: Sunday, Dec. 1, to Saturday, Dec. 14
Closing illumination: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
*Miotsukushi Promenade illumination only, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

【Event Dates】
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Around 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Facade of the Osaka City Office Building and from the Yodoyabashi intersection (Tosabori St.) to the Shinbashi intersection (Nagahori St.)

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Area programs

This year's festival features a variety of distinctive light displays spearheaded by private-sector businesses in Umeda, Nakanoshima, Namba, Abeno/Tennoji, Temma/Sakuranomiya, Osaka Castle, and other areas. Enjoy all 10 programs hosted by 8 groups!


Some 39 facilities and groups and more than 470 stores, including hotels, famous department stores, shopping centers, shopping arcades, and bars from Umeda to Abeno/Tennoji are participating in this year's Strolling Tour Programs. Don't miss out on a wealth of food and drink discounts, novelty items, and other benefit

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