Kansai Information

Festival of the light in OSAKA 2014

   Featuring the “Midosuji Illumination,” a symbolic road of light along which Midosuji’s ginkgo trees are adorned with thousands of LED lights, and “Osaka Hikari Renaissance,” an illumination festival in which Nakanoshima Park area is colored with illumination art as its core programs, the Festival of the Light in Osaka is a winter attraction that envelops Osaka City with light programs in 10 areas.
   The Midosuji Illumination this year will become the world’s longest road of light, stretching a total length of about three kilometers by extending the previous route to Namba Nishiguchi intersection. The avenue of ginkgo trees along the sidewalks will be adorned with 5-color illuminations, and ginkgo trees in the green belt with illumination under a cherry blossom motif.
   In the Osaka Hikari Renaissance, such events as “Nakanoshima Illumination Street,” an event in which light and music merge into one, and “Rose Light Fantasia,” in which a rose garden is transformed into an illumination park, will be highlighted. Using 3D mapping, which uses Osaka City Central Public Hall as a large screen, works by artists who participated in the Lumière Festival in France, the world’s largest festival of lights, will appear.
   This year, through such events as the “Festival of the Light in Osaka,” the city will entertain visitors with new colorful programs of lights in which visitors can enjoy foods and sightseeing.
[Festival Outline]
Midosuji Illumination 2014
Midosuji Avenue from the front of Osaka Municipal Office through Yodoyabashi intersection to Namba Nishiguchi intersection, in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Hikari Renaissance 2014
From Osaka Municipal Office to Nakanoshima Park area, in Kita Ward, Osaka City
Dates: December 1 (Mon), 2014 to January 18 (Sun), 2015
Midosuji Illumination 2014
December 1 (Mon), 2014 to January 18 (Sun), 2015, around 17:00 – 23:00
Osaka Hikari Renaissance 2014
December 14 (Sun) to 25 (Thu), 2014, 17:00 – 22:00
Preview lighting:  December 1 (Mon) to 13 (Sat), 2014, 17:00 – 23:00
* 18:00 – 23:00 only on December 1
Closing lighting:  December 26 (Fri), 2014 to January 18 (Sun), 2015, 17:00 – 23:00
Contact : Secretariat of the Festival of the light in OSAKA Executive Committee
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6910-1156
Website http://www.hikari-kyoen.com/en/