Osaka Festival of Lights
– Midosuji Illumination –
This Symbolic Street Illumination Gently Wraps the People of Osaka in Light
The “Osaka Festival of Lights” beautifully illuminates Osaka at night with fantastical glittering lights. One of the main programs of this festival is the “Midosuji Illumination,” held at Midosuji, Osaka’s symbol street.
In January of 2015, the Midosuji Illumination was certified as holding the world record for “most roadside trees illuminated.” This year’s illumination, which will cover a total length of about 4 kilometers from Umeda to Nanba in colorful lights, was based on the design concept of a “symbolic street illumination that gently wraps the people of Osaka in light.”
The Osaka Festival of Lights is made up of two core programs –the “Midosuji Illumination” and the “Osaka Hikari no Renaissance” in Nakanoshima– and several other area-specific programs.
Midosuji is divided into 7 separate zones, with different overlapping colors in each zone.
One must-see is the special illumination, in which you can see special AR (augmented reality) effects when holding up your smartphone in designated areas.
- Name in Japanese
- 大阪・光の饗宴2020 御堂筋イルミネーション
- Kita-ku and Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
- Midouusuji, Osaka City (Hanshin Intersection~Namba West Exit Intersection)
- Event Period
- November 3, 2021 – December 31, 2021
- Lights illuminated between
- Around 5:00pm-11:00pm
- Available from all stations between the Midosuji Line’s Umeda Station and Nanba Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)