Saturday, November 18, 2017

Upcoming Kansai Events; December 2017

Upcoming Kansai Events; December 2017

12月


10/14-1/21. Disney art exhibit at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. 1600 yen.
http://www.osaka-art-museum.jp/en/


11/10-1/8. Robotics Tech exhibition at OSTEC Exhibition Hall. A kid-friendly project. Near Honmachi station.
http://www.ostec.or.jp/pop/kaninfo/robot_tech.pdf


10/25-12/11. 5p-9:30p. Art Aquarium at Nijo Castle in Kyoto. 1500 yen.
http://www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bunshi/nijojo/event/index.html

11/18-12/25 Grand Front decorations
http://gfo-eng.com/images/irumi.pdf

12/1-25 (during weekends). Ramen Expo at Bampakku. Near Bampakku Kinen Koen monorail station.
http://2017.ramen-expo.com/

12/1-25. Illumi-night Banpakku Xmas. Near Kinen-Koen Banpakku station.
http://www.expo70-park.jp/event/9340/

12/1-2/28. "Play! Tetris Tower" at Abeno Harukasu. Near Tennoji station.

12/2. 14:00-17:00. Archery Battleground event near Juso station. 2000 yen.

12/2-3. Hot Air Balloon Lake Biwa Crossing. Omi-Shirahama Beach near Adogawa station.

12/2-2/5. Ghibli Studio art exhibition at Abeno Harukasu Art Museum. Near Tennoji station.
https://www.aham.jp/

12/3. Great Santa Run. Around Osakajo Koen.
http://www.santa-run.com/en/

12/4. 10:00-17:00. Yushinkan Taikai, swordsmanship demonstrations at Shudokan. Near Morinomiya station.

12/8-11. 10:00-17:00. Osaka Motor Show. At INTEX near Nakafuto station. 1600 yen.
http://www.osaka-motorshow.com/

12/10. Traditional Food Fair at Osaka Tenjin Shrine. Near Minami-Morimachi station.

12/14. Around 20:00. Yassai Hossai Firewalking. Iwatsuka Shrine near Nankai Ishizugawa.
http://www.city.sakai.lg.jp/kanko/rekishi/bunkazai/bunkazai/shokai/bunya/minzoku/yassaihossai.html

12/15-18. On Matsuri at Kasuga Shrine in Nara. Near Kintetsu Nara station.
Parades on the first day. The second day has a shrine pilgrimage around 2:30p. The third day has a horse race around 1p and horseback archery around 2:30p. Sumo ceremony on the final day around 1pm.
http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/onmatsuri/1215_18.html

47 Ronin Memorials
  • 12/8-14. 47 Ronin Week - Bamboo lanterns. Ako Banshu Castle ruins area near Ako Banshu station.
  • 12/10. 47 Ronin event near Yuhigaoka-Shitennoji Mae station. This involves a kids' costume event that also travels to Osaka Castle. There will be martial arts demonstrations; usually iaido and aikido.
  • 12/14. 47 Ronin Festival parade. Near Furuichi station.
  • 12/14. 10:00-15:00. Yamashina 47 Ronin Festival. Costume parade of samurai to honoro the grave site the Ronin leader, Ooishi. 20 minute walk from Yamashina station.
  • 12/14. Ako Gishi Sai- 47 Ronin Festival. Near Banshu-Ako station. http://www.ako-hyg.ed.jp/bunkazai/akojo/photo/photo.html
12/13-14. Yamashina Cooking event. Near Yamashina station at Miyako Messe.

12/16. 18:00-30:00. Evening of Traditional Osaka Performing Arts.
http://www.noh-theater.com/english/geinou_e.htm

12/17. Battle Spirits (card game) Championship at INTEX near Nakafuto station.
http://www.intex-osaka.com/jp/guest/event/single.php?id=667

12/17. 12:30~. Wushu Taichi martial arts demonstration at the Osaka International House main hall. 3000 yen.

? Just Japan podcast party. ? Kobe

12/1-25. Kaiyukan Santa Diver
http://www.kaiyukan.com/2017-2018winter/

12/7-25. Nankin Lantern Fair
http://nankinmachi.or.jp/eventlist

? Himeji Robot Challenge

12/20 (third Wednesday of every month). Free immigration consultation with a lawyer at the Osaka International House. Near Uehonmachi station.

12/22-3/25. 10:00-17:00. Famous swords exhibit at the Kasuga Shrine Treasure House. Near Kintetsu Nara station.
https://www.visitnara.jp/venues/A00421/

12/23. 10:00-15:00. Moriyama city street market. Near Moriyama station.

12/23 (Winter solstice weekend). Early in the morning (about 9am). Laughing ritual at Hiraoka Shrine in Higashi Osaka.
http://www.hiraoka-jinja.org/rituals/index.html

New Years Ceremonies
  • 12/31. Hiezan Enryakuji. Demon defying ceremony. Difficult to access, near Okamoto cable car line. http://www.hieizan.or.jp/event
  • 12/31. Okera Mairi. Fire ritual at Gion Yasaka jinja. Near Gion-Shijo station. http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp.e.wp.hp.transer.com/detail/26100ba2212054350
  • 12/31. Bell ringing ceremony at Dainembutsuji Temple. First 500 visitors can get a rice cake. First 108 visitors can ring the bell at midnight.
  • 12/31. Bell rining ceremony at Taiyuji Temple. The first 108 people can ring the bell at midnight.

Illuminations, Christmas lights and light-ups


10/28-1/8. Kyoto Illumiere. A 75 minute bus ride from Osaka or Kyoto in a remote onsen area outside Kameoka. 1000 yen.
http://www.kyoto-illumiere.com/

11/1-1/31. Kitano Christmas Street. Illumination event. Near Sannomiya station.
http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/event/index.php?act=detail&id=10929

11/3-12/25. 17:00-23:00. Kobe Harborland Umie Christmas Illumination.
http://www.harborland.co.jp/shop/

11/3~12/25. Christmas illuminations at ATC. Trade Center Mae station.
http://www.atc-co.com/event/001512/

11/9-12/25 German Christmas village at Umeda Sky Building.
http://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/

11/17-3/04. Kaiyukan Illumination.
http://www.kaiyukan.com/program/night/

11/17-2/14. Osaka Station Twilight Fantasy. Lights and music in the area above the JR Osaka station train tracks.
https://osakastationcity.com/twf/

11/18-1/14. Denmark & Japan 150 years. Christmas lights at Kiseki no Hoshi. Bus from JR Sannomiya station to the location. 600 yen.
http://www.kisekinohoshi.jp/

11/18-19 11/23-26, 12/1-3. Byodoin light up event. 600 yen.
http://www.byodoin.or.jp/ja/news.html#news36

11/18-12/25. 18:30-21:30.Yume Narie. Kameoka illumination event. 500 yen.
https://www.city.kameoka.kyoto.jp/kankou/m/yumenarie2017.html
https://www.city.kameoka.kyoto.jp/kameokajiman/kyototanbayumenarie.html

11/22-2/25. Osaka Castle Park Illumination event. Illuminage. 1200 yen.
http://www.osaka-info.jp/jp/events/fireworks_illuminating/osaka_illuminage.html

11/24-12.25. Rohm Illumination. Lights and stage shows at the Rohm center near Kyoto station.
http://www.rohm.co.jp/web/japan/illumination

12/2-26. 17:00-21:00. Giant Christmas Tree at Meriken Park. Every night the tree will be lit up for a few hours.
https://www.feel-kobe.jp/event/detail.php?code=0000002792

12/6. Umeda One Million Candle Night.
http://candle-night-osaka.jp/

12/8-17. Kobe Luminarie.
https://www.feel-kobe.jp/news/detail.php?code=0000002843

12/9. 11:00-20:00. Asian Fes. Asian performing arts. Near Taisho station at the Osaka Okinawa Kaikan. 2500 yen.

12/9-10. Arashiyama night view event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/959387017542040/

12/1-25. Around sunet. Twinkle Joyo illumination event. Near Joyo station on the Nara line, near Uji.
150 yen.
http://xn--6oqz6c35b6zh48ipn2e0ys.jp/irumi/2017/index1.html

12/14-25. 17:00~. Osaka Hikari Renaissance. Illumination and 3D mapping around Osaka City Central Public Hall on Nakanoshima. Near Naniwabashi station.
http://www.hikari-kyoen.com/en/

12/31-1/1. Nachi Waterfall Light-up.

12/15-25. Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden illumination.
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/plant/

12/16-12/25. Nagai Botanical Garden night illuminations. 17:30-22:00
http://www.nagai-park.jp/n-syoku/index.html

December-February. White Promenade at Shirahama beach.
https://en.visitwakayama.jp/venues/2bJHNGKQvaqsSWCemyio8c/

Autumn Foliage: November ~ December

  • Autumn leaves at Hiyoshi Shrine near Sakamoto Station.
  • Fall foliage at Hokyoin Temple near Arashiyama.
  • 10/14-12/3. Murou-ji fall foliage event. Near Murou-guchi Ono station, then a bus ride to the temple.

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