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The Shimmering winter festival! Namba Hikaritabi and more illuminations from Nankai Railways

Illuminations from Nankai Railways

Namba Hikaritabi, which is held every year, uses more than 700,000 bulbs of LED lights, and decorates the Namba area as an illumination spot that anyone can enjoy for free. The shimmering lights are romantic, and it’s a fabulous spot for Christmas dates. Along Nankai Railways, there are much more spots for enjoying illuminations other than Namba too! Come along with people you love to make great memories!

What a coincidence, our eyes met at here

Hikaritabi - Where you travel around

The boy that you met along the journey smiles. Holding a coat worn out, a backpack full of stars, a galaxy poured into a water bottle, and his partner cat, he travels around the world to find beautiful lights.
Waterfalls and flower gardens, shimmering trees and trains of lights are drawn in the old map he opens. He opens his mouth while lightning up his eyes.

“Let’s find the lights together. There’s a scenery like a treasure in the city ahead of us.”

Namba Hikaritabi
Schedule
Nov.6(Fri).2020 – Feb.14(Sun).2021
How to go
Soon from Namba sta., Nankai Railways
9 min walk from Osaka Namba sta., Kintetsu Railways/Hanshin Railways
9 min walk from Namba sta., Midosuji Subway Line/Sennichimae Subway Line

Illumination Spot A

Namba PARKS

Many lights change its shape into shimmering fountains and grass fields. You can enjoy the magnificent Waterfall of Lights apx.18m long that covers up the 9th floor to the 2nd floor, the Shimmering Grass Field that makes you feel like standing inside pure white, and an Aurora Forest that represents the forest of light.
At Parks Garden, located on top of Namba PARKS, the wood deck space has been renewed. Many benches that you can spend time are here, and you can relax while feeling the lights surround you.
The lights that seem to be alive will make your hearts thrill.

* Aurora Forest is displayed from Nov.6th (Fri).2020 to Feb.7th (Sun).2021

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
2-10-70, Nambanaka, Naniwa, Osaka
① Waterfall of Lights : Glacier Court, 2F
② The Shimmering Grass Field : Amphitheater, 8F
③ Wood Deck Space : Parks Garden, 3F/4F
④ Aurora Forest : Canyon Court, 2F

Illumination Spot B

Namba Sky’O

The decoration of lights that shimmer like champagne makes people remember the beautiful day. The illumination that makes you imagine of glowing stars in the sky turns the night beautiful and magical.

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
5-1-60, Namba, Chuo, Osaka
North Entrance, 1F
South Entrance, 2F

Illumination Spot C

Namba Carnival Mall

At here, there is an illumination that is shaped like the limited express Rap:t from Nankai Railways. You will definitly feel excited just like before departing off to a new journey.

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
2-10-70, Nambanaka, Naniwa, Osaka

Illumination Spot D

Namba CITY

Many lights change its shape into a shimmering flow. You would definitely stop by this intense spot.

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
5-1-60, Namba, Chuo, Osaka
Galleria Court, Main building B1

Illumination Spot E

Nankai Building

The building lighted up is the entrance of Namba Hikaritabi, and invites people to the shimmering illuminations.

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
5-1-5, Namba, Chuo, Osaka

Illumination Spot F

Parks Street

The trees are lightened up, and you will feel glorious once you walk through here.

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Place of Illumination
2-8, Nambanaka, Naniwa, Osaka

Illumination Spot G

Osaka Takashimaya

The gates that make you imagine the tracks of stars and the symbolic big star dramatically creates a florid area.

*The illumination is lit throughout the year

Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Place of Illumination
5-1-5, Namba, Chuo, Osaka

Osaka full of lights

Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2020

The end of the year is approaching, and the city is starting to be covered with romantic illuminations. Here, Osaka, is also a wonderful place full of lights. During the winter season, “Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2020(大阪・光の饗宴2020)”is held through Midosuji Avenue and Nakanoshima. The south end of Midosuji Avenue is Namba and the north end is Umeda, and the street trees here are fully illuminated. Namba station and buildings around here will be illuminated all around, so take a look at this spectacular view!

Rinkū-Town is full of lights

Rinkū Festival of the lights

With elaborated illuminations and lights, the winter of Rinkū-Town becomes shiny ever more.

Period of Illumination
① Nov.13 (Fri).2020 – Feb.17 (Wed).2021
② Nov.3 (Tue, Holiday).2020 – Feb.14 (Sun).2021
③ Nov.3 (Tue, Holiday).2020 – Feb.28 (Sun).2021
④ Nov.3 (Tue, Holiday).2020 – Feb.28 (Sun).2021
Time of Illumination
① After sunset – closing time of the facility
② 5:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
③ After sunset – 9:00 P.M
④ After sunset – 10:00 P.M.
Place of Illumination
① Rinku Premium Outlets
② Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle
③ Aeon mall Rinku Sennan
④ SENNAN LONG PARK
How to go
①②Rinkū-Town sta., Nankai Airport Line / JR Kansai Airport Line
③④Tarui sta., Nankai Railways

The large tree is great to look up!

Sakai Illumination

Golden lights connect the main street of Sakai, Ōshōji, and Daidorisuji where Hankai Railways run through.

Period of Illumination
Dec.1 (Tue).2020 – Jan.15 (Fri).2021
Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 11:30 P.M.
Place of Illumination
Roads of Ōshōjisen and Daidōrisuji from Sakaihigashi sta. (Nankai Koya Line) to Sakai sta. (Nankai Line)
How to go
Sakaihigashi sta. (Nankai Koya Line)
Sakai sta. (Nankai Line)
Hanataguchi sta., Ōshōji sta., Shukuin sta. (Hankai Line)

The symbol street of light that enfolds the people who visit Osaka

Midosuji Illumination

The symbol street of Osaka that runs through Umeda in the north and Namba in the south, is colored up by illuminations. This year, a special illumination starts! Hold up your smart phone towards the illumination, and you can enjoy a special scenery. We will show you “Lights of hope” from Midosuji so that Osaka will light up.

Period of Illumination
Nov.3 (Tue, holiday).2020 – Dec.31 (Thu).2020
Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Place of Illumination
Midosuji (Hanshinmae junction to Nambanishiguchi junction)

The art festival of lights that gives wonders to the bay of Nakanoshima

OSAKA Renaissance of lights

The Nakanoshima area will be full of lights! The projection mapping of Osaka city central public hall will be lightened up dynamically. You can walk around the area, so how about going out for winter dates?

*The info in the article is based on Nov.16,2020.

Period of Illumination
Dec.14 (Mon).2020 – Dec.25 (Fri).2020
Some contents are held from Nov.3 (Tue, holiday) – Dec.13 (Sun), Dec.26 (Sat) – Dec.31 (Tue)
Time of Illumination
5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Some contents are held until 11:00 P.M.)
Place of Illumination
The City hall Entrance Illumination Facade, Photo monument, Nakanoshima Illumination street
How to go
1 min walk from Naniwabashi sta., Keihan Nakanoshima Line
5 min walk from Yodoyabashi sta., Midosuji Line / Keihan Line
10 min walk from Kitahama sta., Sakaisuji Line