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Festival of the Light Osaka 2024-2025

The Festival of Lights of Osaka consists of two main events and welcomes everyone to rejoice in this extravaganza

Dates: mid-November–early January

The Festival of Lights in Osaka comprises two main events: the Midosuji Illuminations and the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance. Taking place in Osaka City, Japan, it’s one of the most popular lights festivals everyone is waiting for.

The Midosuji Illuminations occupies Midosuji Ave and is held from late November to early January. Running through the center of Osaka, it features the 2,5-mile (4-km) street displays and once was included in the Guinness World Records. The OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance is an art festival of light nestled around the Nakanoshima area. It highlights Japan’s Historic Cultural Properties, such as Central Public Hall, Nakanoshima Library (a place from which lots of the city's art and cultural output originates), and several historic buildings. To get more information, please visit the official website in the External Resources section below.

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