Osaka is a good choice for a winter getaway.
Not as bitingly cold during the winter months as other Japanese cities, plenty of festivals you can attend
with so much going on, it’d be a shame to miss out.
Festivals and illuminations, Christmas markets and ice-skating, Osaka has it all.
Osaka is beautifully lit up throughout the winter months. The Osaka
Festival of Lights, constitutes one of the world’s largest illumination events.
A 4 km stretch of the central district of Umeda is given over to the festival for close to two months, so if you’re in the city you’ll be unlikely to miss it even if you try.
There is also a cosy German Christmas market in front of the Umeda Sky Building. A typical Christmas market, expect an array of trinket and stocking filler peddlers, as well as a mouth-watering selection of food and drink stalls selling Christmas classics like mulled wine and grilled sausages.
If you love ice skating, you will not be disappointed. Osaka offers various ice skating locations because for some reason, ice skating is immensely popular in Japan. Show your best moves on the rink!
Come and visit Osaka in winter, the opportunities to enjoy yourself are endless!