I introduced Christmas Lights in Tokyo last time. The illumination of Tokyo is wonderful, but Kansai is not lost to Tokyo. The Christmas Lights in Kansai is also full of charm, and is different from Tokyo. Now, let me show you some of the recommended Christmas Lights in Kansai. Let’s check it out !
OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance (Osaka)
Refer to this site: http://hiroron-affilidream.com/2016/10/26/xmas-illumination-popularity-index/
OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance that is set in Nakanoshima develops various art of lights. 2.7 million spectators gathered here last year. There are colorful programs such as a beautiful wall tapestry that gained a good reputation last year and a projection mapping.
Refer to this site: https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/osaka.html
You will be moved by the art of lights. It’s nice that the admission fee is free.
【OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2016】
(place) Nakanoshima Park, Kitaku, Osaka city, Osaka
(access) 0 minute walk from Yodoyabashi station, Kitahama station, Keihan Ooebashi station, Naniwabashi station
(event session) Dec14～Dec25, 2016
(lighting up time)17:00～22:00
The Kyoto Illumiere (Kyoto)
Refer to this site: http://eonet.jp/travel/season/illumination/
Kyoto Illumiere celebrates the 5th year this year. Illumination that colors the forest of the sky is a creative Japanese modern world. Japan’s first dual aurora show that introduced the latest technologies in Europe is a must-see.
Refer to this site: http://tabit.jp/archives/16506
The creative world is so fantastic ! Collaboration of snow and illumination and aurora is dynamic. It’s worth visiting !
【The Kyoto Illumiere 2016-2017】
(place) Rurikei hotspring Potepote Park, 1-14, Sonobecho Ookawachi Hiroya,Nantan city, Kyoto
(access) 30～35minutes ride by free shuttle bus from JR Sonobe station, Nose Dentetsu Nissei Chuo station
(event session) now in session～Apr 9, 2017
(lighting up time) sunset～21:30 (admission ～21：00)
Kobe Luminarie (Hyogo)
Refer to this site: http://mari.cocolog-nifty.com/mari/cat7320886/index.html
Kobe Luminarie is one of the representative Kansai Illumination. This is the event for the dreams and hopes for rebuilding and revitalizing the city and the repose of souls for the victims of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. It’s the 22 nd time that Kobe Luminarie will be held this year. The admission fee is free !
【Kobe Luminarie 2016】
(place) 6 chome, Kanocho, Chuoku, Kobe city, Hyogo
(access) 10～15 minutes walk from JR/Hanshin Motomachi station
(event session) Dec 2～Dec 11, 2016
(lighting up time)18：00～21：30
Refer to this site:http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/detail.aspx?SozaiNo=260001
Rohm Illumination is the Kyoto’s largest scattered light tree lined road and decorates a tree-lined avenue along the Sai street in front of the Rohm headquarter with about 800 thousand balls of light. This is the largest illumination in Kyoto city.
【ROHM ILLUMINATION 2016】
(place) 21, Saiin Mizosakicho, Ukyoku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
(access) 15 minutes walk from Hankyu Nishikyogoku station
(event session) Nov 24～Dec 25, 2016
(lighting up time)16:45～22:00
GRAND WISH CHRISTMAS (Osaka)
Refer to this site: http://getnews.jp/archives/1553990
Besides the trees that surround the “ Uwakita Plaza “ covering about 1ha of JR Osaka Station, about 95 trees, including “ Keyaki Namiki “ are illuminated with about 300 thousand balls of champagne gold color lights and shine brilliantly. Timeless Blossom appears in Knowledge Plaza north building 1F. The flower-clustered tree is 8m high.
So beautiful !
【GRAND WISH CHRISTMAS 2016】
(place) 4-1, Oofukacho, Kitaku, Osaka city, Osaka
(access) directly connected from JR Osaka station north exit
(event session) Nov 10, 2016～Feb 19, 2017 (Main Christmas Tree and Sphere Illumination：～Dec 25)
(lighting up time)17:00～24:00
Refer to this site: https://www.facebook.com/osakahikarikyoen/
The Midosuji Illumination is an event that colorizes Osaka’s main street 4 km from the intersection of Umeda to Midosuji, Midosuji is divided into 8 areas and it is decorated with the Christmas Lights of each image color.
Refer to this site：http://hiroron-affilidream.com/2016/11/07/midosuji-illumination-2016/
Looking for five monuments that appear on the roadside is also one of the fun !
【Midosuji Illumination 2016】
(place) Hanshinmae intersection to Nanba west exit intersection, Kitaku, Osaka city, Osaka
(access) 0 minute walk from JR Osaka station, JR Kitashinchi station, Umeda station, Honmachi station, Shinsaibashi station, Nanba station
(event session) Nov 20, 2016～Jan 9, 2017
(lighting up time) around 17:00～23:00
Kobe Illuminage (Hyogo)
Refer to this site: http://hotel-fruitflower.jp/topics/2014/1381/
Kobe Ilemenage is a big scale Christmas light show utilizing sound and light, this is the sixth event to be held.
Refer to this site: https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/spot_105465.html
It is a popular illumination in Kobe that many families visit. Romantic illumination will surely fascinate you !
【Kobe Illuminage 2016-2017】
(place) 2150, Kamiouzou, Ozoucho, Kitaku, Kobe city, Hyogo
(access) minute walk from station
(event session) now in session～Feb 12, 2017
(lighting up time)17:30～21:30 (Doors open from 17:00～22：00)
Refer to this site: http://gazashi1.com/illumination-kansai-1107
Even in Kansai, the events of the Christmas Lights which took advantage of the regional characteristics are held, and they also become a winter scene that excites Christmas mood. Let’s enjoy the unique Christmas illumination in Kansai. Please look forward to vol.2 of Recommended Christmas Lights in Kansai which I couldn’t introduce this time.