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Winter Illumination Event in Osaka

[OSAKAFestival of the Light in OSAKA 2013 (OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2013 and Midosuji Illumination 2013)  ]

Festival of the Light in OSAKA 2013, a light event and one of popular winter attractions in Osaka, is to be held this year, too, with The Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2013 and Midosuji Illumination 2013 as the core programs. From December 15 (Sun.) through 25 (Wed.), major buildings in Nakanoshima area located between Dojima River and Tosabori River, such as Osaka City Hall, Osaka City Central Public Hall and Nakanoshima Park and other spots will be beautifully illuminated between 17:00-22:00 every day during the period. Also from December 1 (Sun.) to January 19 (Sun.) Mido-suji Boulevard, the main street of Osaka, is decorated with colorful lights between 17:00-23:00. The illumination lasts about 2.0km long between 2 crossing points on Midosuji; Yodoyabashi crossing (Tosabori-dori) and Shinbashi crossing (Nagahori-dori). (Stations: For OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance and Midosuji Illumination; Yodoyabashi station of Keihan Railway and City subway, Oebashi station of Keihan Railway Nakanoshima Line etc)
Along with the above-mentioned core programs, eight area programs will be organized by private sector in central Osaka.

【Major area programs and venue】
*German Christmas Market Osaka 2013(Nov.15-Dec.25)/Shin-Umeda City Wonder Square
*Nakanoshima Water Fantasia (Dec.16-25) –Using the Hotarumachi Pier (west part of Nakanoshima) as a stage, collaboration of a fountain using water from the Dojima River, illumination of bridge, and music
*Osaka Castle 3D Mapping Super Illumination (Dec 14 – Feb. 16)
For the details of each program, please refer to the URL below
Contact : Festival of the Light in Osaka Executive Committee