3 Million lights illustrate the 150 years of history when Western styles were introduced to Japan. Enjoy the scenes from the past with th Osaka Castle standing tall in the background.

There will also be a Samurai Show with illuminated costumes at 6pm and 7pm on weekends and holidays as well as between Dec 15th – 25th and Jan 1st – 6th. While the illuminations site will open from 5m to 10pm, the lights will be switched on from 5.30pm until 9.30pm.

Official Website: https://www.illuminagegroup.com/osakacastleilluminage2019-english/

Event Information


Event DateEarly Dec, 2019 – Early Mar, 2020
Event ScheduleOpen:
5:00pm – 10:00pmLights on:
5:30pm – 9:30pm
VenueOsaka Castle
Access0.6 km from Osaka Business Park Station
– Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line (N21)0.8 km from Osakajō-kōen Station
– Osaka Loop Line (O7)0.9 km from Temmabashi Station
– Keihan Main Line (KH3)
– Tanimachi Line (T22)
AdmissionAdult (Middle School Students & Older)
Advanced Ticket : 1,500 Yen
(Purchase Before Event’s Start Date)
Regular Ticket : 1,200 YenChildren (Elementary Students & Younger)
Advanced Ticket : 650 Yen
(Purchase Before Event’s Start Date)
Regular Ticket : 800 Yen

*All event details are subject to change. We will keep you posted for any necessary changes.