Top 8 attractions in and around Osaka!!!

After spending a wonderful holiday over the Christmas and New year period, what’s HOT in Osaka in Lunar New Year 2018? Plan and book your prefect trip with our travel tips about the Top 8 attractions in and around Osaka!!!

1.Illumination Fantasia (HirakataPark) 

If you missed Japan’s sparking nightscape on a romantic Christmas, Osaka is also considered a very romantic place for Chinese New Year holiday this year, spending your evening with your beloved in HirakataPark (Light Tour) with 1.8 million Lights which is the biggest class ever! There are not only 8 lighting area with the beauty of the millions of bright bulbs but also its own park activities for family, couples can also spend together on a Ferris Wheel to enjoy their great time in a romantic getaway, it’s fantastic!!


Venue: Dabanfu Mfs Square Park Cho 1-1

Activity Date: 3 November, 2017 to 25 February,2018

Lighting Time: 17:00 – 20:00 (3 Nov to 22 Dec 2017) / 17:00 – 20:30 (23 Dec to 8 Jan 2018) / 17:30 - 20:00 (13 Jan to 25 Feb 2018)


3D projection mapping in the designation! With 'stars' version theme this winter hit event as a new event of the night for the first time in Japan, in total mobilized 300000 people "CITY LIGHT FANTASIA by NAKED" abeno re-appeared designation Observatory. You can experience Space Observatory while the starry world traveled, such as starry night!


Date & time

23 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Exhibition time: 17:30-21:40
* Screening from time to time during the above hours

Event venue

Abeno Observatory designation designation 300 60-story Sky corridor


1-1-43 abenosuji abeno-Ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka




Would you like to wear a kimono and eat delicious food? Would you love to leisure in a kimono and enjoy Japanese cuisine at a hotel? In general, people need to separately pay around¥5,500 each service for these two things. But now Hotel nikko Osaka offers you a very good price on enjoying Japanese cuisine in a professionally-fitted kimono at a hotel-run restaurant and freely walk around Osaka hotspots like Dontonbori and Osaka Castle with ¥6,800 per person included all of them, it’s so amazing!!


Location (Wasobi Kimono): 4-1-10 Semba-chuo, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Location (Hotel nikko osaka): 1-3-3 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka   

Activity Date: 3 November, 2017 to 25 February,2018

Date: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018


4.Washoku Home Cooking

Enjoy home-cooking experience to feel truly the Japanese atmosphere. It would make your experience memorable and special! Join her in a small group lesson with a relaxing atmosphere in her home kitchen. She had been lived in Fukien, China, she can speak a little Chinese. People can pick any different classes, such as Japanese homemade dishes, rolled/unrolled sushi, hand-rolled sushi, Japanese sweets and so on. A class time is 2-3 hours approximately. You can have a nice tea time with your own homemade food. Don’t miss this wonderful experience!


5.Private Boat Trip

Enjoy river cruises through Osaka. Discover Osaka’s stunning scenery. People might experience their vacations on a Cruise Ships. However, this time one of our top recommended cruise items is a Small Boat trip to enjoy Osaka! OFUNE-CAMOME is a sightseeing boat like small house with a capacity if 10. Various original cruise tours are offered including one with breakfast, and standard outings with port scenery, Dotombori, Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle. There are different types of packages included Cruise Wedding and Cherryblossom Cruises.People can choose from a wide variety that will inspire and surprise them at OFUNE-CAMOME!


Pier location:

Hachikenya-hama piar

Keihan or Tanimachi line TEMMABASHI Sta

(T22) Exiy 17,18


Minatomachi piar

Kintetsu or Subway NAMBA Sta,

Exit 26-C 3minutes walk


6.Strawberry Packing in Osaka (Tawawaosaka)

Strawberry is a popular fruit in Japan. AKIHIME Strawberry is one of the sweetest and juiciest strawberries. People just cannot get enough of the taste of Akihime strawberry. Delicious Akihime strawberries only in Japan you can look for! Come to enjoy picking large and sweet “Akihime” at the Agricultural Garden Tawawa with your family and loves one.!! No admission fee. Picking strawberries are sold by weight. 500 yen per 320g (Tax Exclusive)


Location: Agricultural Garden Tawawa

  • 597-0103 3081, Baba, Kaizuka City ( near our guest house, OTR Park View Bentencho)


Schedule: Wed/Sat/Sun/national holiday from middle of Jan to end of May, 2018
10:00-12:00 (Registration ends at 11:30)
* Ends when strawberries allocated for the day are picked.


7.Osaka Game Show

The Osaka Game Show is the largest scale in Japan. If you want to play some of the new games, you will need to turn up early! There is plenty of other entertainment. Any special / limited edition products might be found there !

No admission fee. Adults and children all can have FUN for a whole day!


Make your own cup noodle! There you can choose the soup base and different ingredients…to create your own completely original cup noodle, much like you would at an ice-cream stand. The CUPNOODLES MUSEUM also delivers a message to the visitors on the importance of inventiveness and discovery by introducing the history of instant noodles, a new food culture. Eating noodles is good luck on Chinese New Year, Come Over and Have Fun ! No admission fee.


Location: 8-25 Masumi-cho, Ikeda-shi, Osaka 563-0041 Japan  
TEL: 072-752-3484 (Reception time 9:00 – 16:00 museum holidays excluded)


Participation fee for “My CUPNOODLES Factory”

300 yen per cup (tax included)




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