Christmas is coming soon! Seven popular illumination events in the Kansai Area.

03.December.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

 

NESTA RESORT KOBE NESTA ILLUMINA ~Hikari no Sanpomichi~

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This event will be renewed, and many new events will be held this year. Each area is created based on a different story and the light tunnel “Wonder Tunnel” will be renewed using one million LED light bulbs. A wall colored in rainbow colors called “DANCING WALL” will be set up at the entrance of the resort from the 20th of December (Wed.), “MAPPING THEATRE” which projects the adventure tale of penguins and the first complex rendition spectacle show in Japan called “Iguazu no Densetsu” using mega vision and water screen projection will be added.

 

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Venue: NESTA RESORT KOBE

Address: 894-60, Taruho, Hosokawacho, Mikishi, Hyogo Prefecture

Time: 2017,11,20 (Mon.) to 2018,1,31 (Wed.) ※The final day is not decided yet.

Time: 17:00 to 22:00 / last entrance 21:00

The number of electric bullbs: about 3 million

Contact: 0794-83-5000

URL:http://nesta.co.jp/illumination

 

 

 

Michinoeki Kobe Fruits Flower Park Osawa

An illuminated giant maze will be opened this year too. The event has lots of fun shows such as a gimmick show of the sound and illumination, light monkey show and street performance show. It will be fun to take some photos with your pet since the food court offering hot foods and drinks allows  visitors to bring their pets.

 

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Address: 2150, Kamiosawa, Osawacho, Kitaku, Kobeshi, Hyogo Prefecture

Date: 2017,11,11 (Sat.) to 2018,02,12 (Mon.)

Time: 17:00 to 22:00 / light-up time – 17:30 to 21:30

The number of electric bulbs: 5 million

Note: you can take a free bus from JR Mita Station on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 2017,11,25 (Sat.) to 2018,01,08 (holiday).

TEL: Illuminage bureau – 06-6452-6452

URL:https://www.illuminagegroup.com

 

 

 

Shinumeda City Wonder Square – Germany Christmas Market Osaka 2017

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A German Christmas market will be held in Osaka. Delicious food and ornaments from Germany will be sold inside the booths set up around the huge 27m high Christmas tree. An antique merry-go-round will also be installed and about 350 thousand light bulbs will be used in the event.

 

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Venue: Shinumeda City Wonder Square

Address: 1-1, Ookitenaka, Kitaku, Osakashi, Osaka

Date: 2017,11,17 (Fri.) to 12.25 (Mon.)

Time: Monday to Thursday – 12:00 to 21:00 / Friday – 12:00 to 22:00 / Saturday, Sunday and holidays – 11:00 to 22:00

Illumination time: 17:00 to 22:30 ※until 24:00 – 12,22 (Fri.) to 25 (Mon.)

The number of electric bulbs: 350 thousand

TEL: Germany Christmas Market Osaka Planning Committee Bureau 06-6440-3872

URL:http://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/

 

 

 

Wakayama Marina City – Festa Luce

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This is a winter-limited Christmas event which will be held inside the beautiful PORTO EUROPE which was created under the motif of a middle-age port city near the intercontinental sea. The venue is lit up under the theme of “a place where you can experience real Christmas” and you can enjoy a magical night amusement park. Also, photo spots such as “Illumination Bridge” where a bridge inside the venue will be lit up will be set up. A Christmas market will be open until the 25th of December (Mon.) and Christmas-related sundries and food will be sold.

 

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Venue: Wakayama Marina City (PORTO EUROPE)

Address: 1527, Kemi, Wakayamashi, Wakayama

Date: 2017,11,3 (Fri.) to 2018,1,28 (Sun.)

※The event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2018,01,09 (Tue.) to the 28 (Sun.)

Time: 17:00 to 21:00 / the attractions will be shut down at 20:30

The number of electric bulbs: not disclosed

TEL: Festa Luce Plannin Committee Bureau, 073-484-3618

URL:https://www.festaluce.jp

 

 

How did you like our introduction to illumination event held in the Kansai area? Why not visit one of these events and get into the Christmas spirit.

 

 

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    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/125425

     

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    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/135593

     

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    Omohara Illuminations

    Running: November 15, 2018 – February 28, 2019

    Location: Omohara Beer Forest (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 6F Rooftop, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

    Time: 17:00-23:00 (Last Entries 22:30 – subject to changes during New Year’s Holiday)

    Website: https://omohara.tokyu-plaza.com/

     

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