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Where to go for Christmas? Recommended Christmas date spots in Osaka

Where to go for Christmas? Recommended Christmas date spots in Osaka

Christmas in Japan is a special time to spend with your beloved. If you are looking for a perfect location to spend your Christmas you are on the right page. There are many date spots in Osaka, but this time we'll introduce some of the best places for a Christmas date. (Information as of November 2018)

Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building is a 40-story building located in Shin Umeda City in Oyodo Naka, Kita Ward. It consists of two towers, east & west, and at the top of the building, there is a Floating Garden observatory connecting the two buildings, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of Osaka. It is popular with couples, families, and people who enjoy photography.

During the Christmas season, a huge Christmas tree is set up in the plaza on the first floor and there are various events held around. This is a great place for two people to spend time together while enjoying the night view of Osaka.

Address:  1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka  (about 9 minutes on foot from JR "Osaka Station" or "Hankyu Umeda Station")

Opening hours:  9:30 - 22:30  (Floating Garden)

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, located in Tempozan, Minato-ku, is one of the largest aquariums in Japan. It is a popular spot for families and tourists and is open until 20:00, so you can enjoy it well till the night.

During the winter season, you can enjoy beautiful illuminations and special events, and in 2017, the Christmas-only personal guided tour was also held.

Address:  1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka   (about a 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Osaka Minato Station on the Osaka Metro Chuo Line)

Opening hours:  10:00 - 20:00  (start times vary according to season)

Tempozan (Tempozan Marketplace)

Tempozan Marketplace is a popular date spot that has a shopping area, food court, and nice restaurants.

In the evening, you can take your beloved to the Ferris wheel where you can see a panoramic view of night Osaka. After that, you can visit Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

The best thing here is the gorgeous illuminations, you will definitely love it!

Tempozan is a man-made mountain located in Tempozan Park, Minato-ku, at an elevation of 4.53 meters, making it the second-lowest mountain in Japan.

Address:  1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka  (about a 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Osaka Minato Station on the Osaka Metro Chuo Line)

Opening hours:  11:00 - 20:00  (Tempozan Marketplace shopping area)
               10:00 - 22:00  (Giant Ferris Wheel. Last ticket sales and last ride registration until 21:30)

Namba Parks

Namba Parks is a complex of offices and a large shopping mall. It is directly connected to the Nankai Namba Station, which attracts many shoppers every day.

Namba Parks is a popular spot for couples, especially at night, because of the large-scale illumination events held on Christmas and New Year.

It is a great place for shopping and gourmet tours, but it can get very crowded during the Christmas season, so it is best to make reservations for restaurants in advance.

Address:  2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka  (directly connected to Namba Station on the Nankai Electric Railway)

Opening hours:  11:00 - 21:00  (Shopping)
               11:00 - 23:00  (Restaurants, excluding some stores)

Rinku Premium Outlets

Rinku Premium Outlets is a large outlet mall located in Izumisano City and is a popular spot visited by many foreign tourists due to its proximity to Kansai International Airport. Every year, beautiful winter illumination is held, and many people enjoy Christmas bargain sales.

It is a great opportunity to go shopping together with your beloved and give your partner what he or she wants as a gift.

Address: 3-28 Rinkuoraiminami, Izumisano City, Osaka  (about a 5-minute walk from Rinku Town Station on the JR and Nankai Electric Railway lines)

Opening hours:  10:00 - 20:00

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