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Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016

The Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016 is a Riverside Winter Illumination

Osaka is a large city in the Kansai region in Japan. The Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016 is a beautiful and large illumination near the city center. Enjoy the lights while having a great meal.

Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016

Osaka is the largest metropolis in the Kansai region of Japan. The city will hold an illumination event, which gives every visitor a shiny, graceful, and splendid venues to see. Osaka is known to visitors as a city of delicious food, a historic castle, and a strong dialect that can be heard from famous comedians. The city is also sometimes known as “Aqua City”, there are waterways and canals throughout the city, which recalls its history and alias as being the “kitchen of the Tokugawa Shogunate”.

osaka illumination 2016
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The Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016 is open for a limited time, from December 14th to December 25. The illumination attracts a lot of visitors every year, there was about two million seven hundred twenty-two people in 2015. You can enjoy the bright illuminations when you get off at Naniwabashi Station.

Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016

Near Osaka City Central Public Hall on Nakanoshima Street, there is Japanese Zelkova trees. This street is called France Avenue because it looks like a street out of France.

Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016

Among many rivers and streams, Kyu-Yodo River is rather old channel. It was used as the primary waterway before 1907 and transformed into an artificial river, Shin-Yodo River. The stream has a small islet called “Nakanoshima” in the middle and it was used as an alley for storage houses belonging to feudal lords.

osaka illumination 2016
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Along the side path of the Osaka City Office, there is a path of blue lights 150 meters long called Nakanoshima Illumination Street, this is the main attraction of the festival. Cheerful music and lights lead you to the symbol of the Osaka Hikari no Renaissance at the front office, the Illumination Facade.

osaka illumination 2016
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At the Marche of Light area there are stalls selling food and drinks, it is supposed to resemble a French market. Many musical activities and performances will be at the illumination. Also, six bridges connected to the islet will be illuminated, this is a can’t miss winter illumination.
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Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016 

Address: Nakanoshima Dori, 1 Chome-1 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Access:
1 minute walk from Naniwabashi Station
2 minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station

Hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Illumination Period: December 14 – December 25, 2016

Phone: 06-6910-1156

Website: Osaka Hikari no Renaissance

 

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