【Features】The 11 best Christmas dating recommendations in Osaka!

Here are the latest spots in 2019 that are recommended for Christmas dates in Osaka. We carefully selected restaurants with illuminations, limited dinners, and Christmas-only events.


Illumination date

OSAKA Hikari Renaissance 2019

A must-see program for powerful music and light production

The “OSAKA Hikari (lights) Renaissance”, held at Nakanoshima Illumination Street, is a 150m long Zelkova tree lined, and is an event that attracts impressive music and light production every year.

A light program that makes use of the waterside scenery that spreads over Nakanoshima, a symbol of the water city of Osaka, focusing on light art works using the walls of Osaka’s historic building “Osaka City Central Public Hall” is so powerful that you will see it unexpectedly.

2019 work image (wall tapestry) (c) Osaka Feast of light

In addition, the light art program with the theme of “cultural exchange of light”, which is very popular, will be held this year. Reproduce the light-filled landscape spreading out in front of the temple square in Tainan, Taiwan on Nakanoshima, Osaka, and connect Osaka and Tainan with light.

State of 2018 (c) Osaka Feast of light

OSAKA Hikari Renaissance 2019

【Admission fee】Free
【Address】Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
【Event Period】December 14-25, 2019
【Event Hour】17:00 – 22:00 *Some programs are from 16:00 to 23:00
【Partial lighting period】November 4-December 13 2019, December 26-31 2019
【Partial lighting time】17:00 – 23:00
*Partial lighting program is Osaka City Hall Illumination Facade, Nakanoshima Illumination Street
【Access】[Train] From Osaka Metro / Keihan Main Line “Yodoyabashi Station” “Kitahama Station” “Ooebashi Station”, Keihan Main Line “Nanibashi Station”
【URL】 https://www.hikari-kyoen.com/


Nakanoshima West ・ Winter Stories 2019

Illumination and light-up utilizing the “waterside town”

The event “Nakanoshima West / Winter Monogatari 2019” held in the winter every year in the Nakanoshima West area is lit up and lit up by taking advantage of the “waterside town” ♪

The main attraction is “Nakanoshima Water Fantasia”, a 10 meter high fountain that dances and dances to music and a light-up! A fountain with colorful and delicate movements shines.

State of 2018

Nakanoshima West ・ Winter Stories 2019

【Address】2-6 chome Nakanoshima, Kita-ku Osaka-city
1-2 chome Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-city
【Event Period】November 26-December 25, 2019
*Nakanoshima Water Fantasia December 13-25
【Event Hour】Nakanoshima Water Fantasia 18: 00-21: 00
*Other programs vary by facility
【Regular Holiday】No regular holiday
(No cancellations for rain, only cancellations for storms. )
【Access】To the main program venue Hotarumachi Port
[Train] About 6 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Loop Line “Fukushima Station”, about 3 minutes on foot from Keihan Nakanoshima Line “Nakanoshima Station”
【URL】 http://nakanoshima-west.jp/fuyumonogatari2019.html


Christmas dinner date

Dinner at a restaurant you’ve always wanted, a higher level than usual.
Enjoy a special Christmas-only menu while enjoying the beautiful night view♪

French cuisine “SAKURA”

Enjoy a Christmas-only course while watching the illuminated Osaka Castle

From the top floor of the hotel, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park in winter, and you can enjoy French and carefully selected wine mariage. With a relaxed atmosphere suitable for special occasions such as Christmas and anniversaries, you can spend a special time only for two people. It ’s perfect for telling everyday thanks♪

If you have a Christmas limited course from December 21 to 25, 2019 (28600 yen * 10% service charge will be charged separately), your dating partner will surely be pleased.

The appetizer, which looks like a “Christmas wreath”, is shaped by a confit of salmon, scallops, and salmon, and caviar, petit leaves, and flowers are added to the finish.

The main dish is a savory baked Japanese black beef fillet and a sweet and sour Shallot confiture with truffles.

French cuisine “SAKURA”

【Price】Christmas limited course 28600 yen / person
*10% service charge will be charged separately
【Location】18 floor at Hotel New Otani
【Address】1-4-1 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Hour】Lunch 11: 30-14: 30 / Dinner 17:00 – 21:00
*Reservation system up to the previous day
【Regular Holiday】Monday * Open on public holidays and transfer holidays
【Access】[Train] About 3 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Loop Line “Osakajokoen Station”, about 3 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line “Osaka Business Park Station” [Car] Hanshin Expressway 13 Higashi Osaka Line “Horenzaka Ramp About 5 minutes from
【URL】 https://www.newotani.co.jp/osaka/restaurant/sakura/
【Reservation】06-6949-3246


Hokuriku Echizen Hareya Bettei (Villa)

Enjoy crab in a private room with a calm atmosphere

“Hokuriku-Echizen Hareya Bettei” is a restaurant where a restaurant in Fukui Prefecture has opened in Osaka. Delicious ingredients such as seafood from the Sea of ​​Japan and naturally grown vegetables are available.

Luxurious full private room seats with a panoramic view of Osaka Umeda are made using traditional crafts, Hokuriku Kumiko (original pattern), which creates a relaxed adult space.

Recommended for couples who want to enjoy dinner in a calm atmosphere .

You can eat fresh, non-frozen crabs, and the seasonal “snow crab” and “crab sashimi” expressed as blooming flowers will satisfy your eyes and taste. Please enjoy the crab on the fresh snow crab course (16038 yen)!

Hokuriku Echizen, Hareya Bettei

【Price】The fresh snow crab course 16,308 yen (included tax)
【Address】 Matsuki Kosan Building 5F
1-5-21 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Hour】18:00 – 23:00 (L.O. 22:30)
【Regular Holiday】Sunday / Holiday
【Access】[Train] About 1 minute on foot from JR Tozai Line “Kitashinchi Station” About 4 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station About 5 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line “Higashi Umeda Station” From Yotsubashi “Nishi Umeda Station” 3 minutes on foot, 7 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station
【URL】 http://hareyabettei.com/lp2/
【Reservation】050-5811-6002 or Web


Teppanyaki “Osaka”

With those who love the carefully selected chef’s branded beef and discerning wine …

Teppanyaki “Osaka” offers a panoramic view of Osaka from the top floor of Hotel Plaza Osaka. The restaurant is full of luxury and is ideal for special occasions.

Teppanyaki counter seats where you can see cooking in front of you are full of realism. It’s good to enjoy a night view and a meal slowly with your loved one alone.

Please enjoy the domestic brand beef carefully selected by the chef, the seasonal taste, and the fine wine.

Teppanyaki “OSAKA”

【Location】Hotel Plaza Osaka 9th floor
【Address】1-9-15 Shin-Kitano, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Hour】17:00 – 23:00 (L.O. 22:00)
【Regular Holiday】N/A
【Access】[Train] Approximately 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Main Line “Jusan Station” [Car] About 4 minutes from “Tsukamoto Entrance” on Hanshin Expressway 11 Ikeda Line, About 10 minutes from “Umeda Exit”
【URL】 https://plazaosaka.com/archives/restaurant/45


Christmas amusement park / aquarium dating

A glamorous program unique to Christmas is held.
It ’s good to have a lot of fun playing and laughing a lot!

Hirakata Park

Illuminations where you can enjoy different performances in the four areas.

Hirakata Park is an amusement park in Osaka that can be enjoyed all day long with not only 40 types of attractions but also seasonal events.

Illuminations such as “Time Travel Fantasy Street” and “Lantern Carnival Square” can be enjoyed in 4 different areas. It is a unique amusement park where you can see the world of light while riding the attractions. If you share Christmas & Illumination-only food with friends, you will be able to deepen your friendship.

Hirakata Park

【Admission Fee】Adult (more than junior high school students) 1400 yen, Child (2 years old to elementary school students) 800 yen
【Address】1-1 Hirakata Koencho, Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture
【Hour】10:00 – Closing hours vary from day to day
【Regular Holiday】No scheduled holiday
【Access】[Train] About 3 minutes on foot from Keihan Main Line “Hirakata Koen Station”
【URL】 http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/


Kaiyukan

Surrounded by “light creatures” such as giant whale sharks and jellyfish trees

“Kaiyukan” where you can experience the natural environment and creatures of various regions. It is loved by many people as a classic date spot in Osaka.

The illuminations held from November 2, 2019 to March 1, 2020 are also very popular every year, and are surrounded by a lot of light creatures such as the giant whale shark and the jellyfish tree that are about 20m long on the wall of the Kaiyukan.

From 17:00, the BGM in the building changes as “Night Kaiyukan”, and you can see the fish swimming in the light that plugs in like a deep blue moonlight ♪In December, you may be able to meet Santa Claus divers. Why don’t you spend a healing time while watching the night sea that was romantically produced by light and sound?

Kaiyukan

【Admission Fee】Adult (high school student, over 16 years old) 2300 yen, Child (elementary and junior high school students) 1200 yen, Infant (over 4 years old) 600 yen, Senior (over 60 years old) 2000 yen *Certificate required
【Address】1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Hour】10:00 – 20:00 *Varies depending on the season
【Regular Holiday】Jan. 8 – 9, 2020
【Access】[Train] About 5 minutes walk from Osaka Metro Chuo Line “Osaka Port Station”
【URL】 https://www.kaiyukan.com/


Christmas night view date

A romantic atmosphere with a beautiful night view spot♪
The fact that the distance between the two is easy to shorten is also a good place for night view dates.

Shigi Ikoma Skyline Panoramic Parking Lot

Enjoy the night view of Osaka in a 180 degree panorama!

Speaking of Osaka night view is here!

If you drive to the middle of the toll road “Shigi Ikoma Skyline”, you will see “Panorama Parking”. This is a spot where a plaza and a parking lot are integrated, with a panoramic night view of Osaka city in the west and Nara in the east. The magnificent night view with a 180 degree panorama and a feeling of freedom is like a carpet of light.

Shigi Ikoma Skyline panorama parking

【Fee】[All lines one way] 1360 yen, [All lines round trip] 1950 yen
【Address】Higashi-Toyoura-cho, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka
【Hour】November-February 6:30 – 23:00 *Otherwise, until 24:00
【Access】[Car] About 15 minutes from Hanshin Expressway No. 13 Higashi Osaka Line “Mizusashi IC”
【URL】 https://www.kintetsu.co.jp/leisure/skyline/


Osaka port sailing boat type sightseeing ship Santa Maria Christmas cruise

Enjoy the night view on board while listening to gospel live!

Christmas cruise of “Santa Maria” that goes around Osaka Port will be operating again this year!

If you listen to gospel live that will make you excited with Christmas songs while eating the special Christmas food menu, your heart will dance♪

In the first class (paid special room) on the 3rd floor, you can enjoy a magician’s magic show while relaxing on a heated sofa seat.

The evening and night views of Osaka from the top of the ship are more beautiful and impressive than usual. Why don’t you spend a special night on the sea this Christmas?

Osaka port sailing boat type sightseeing ship Santa Maria Christmas cruise

【Fee】2100 yen for adults, 1050 yen for elementary school students
【Address】1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Event Date】December 20 – 25, 2019
【Event Hour】16:30 – 17:30 / 18:00 – 19:00
【Access】[Train] About 10 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Chuo Line “Osaka Port Station”
【URL】 http://suijo-bus.osaka/cruiselist/detail.php?seq=93


Other Christmas event dating

A traditional festival “Christmas market” held in Europe, mainly in Germany. As its name suggests, it sells food, drinks, ornaments and other sundries. Let’s enjoy shopping unique to this season while enjoying an exotic mood♪

There are other fun Christmas events that I will introduce.

German Christmas Market Osaka 2019

Also pay attention to the Christmas tree of about 27m! Christmas market where you can enjoy gourmet food and shopping.

The Christmas market will come from Osaka to Osaka!

You will feel better at the venue surrounded by the world of light, such as the market symbol “Shin Umeda City Christmas Tree”, an antique merry-go-round, and glittering illuminations, which is about 27m high.

The wooden hut “Hütte” sells German gourmets such as mulled wine and sausages that are indispensable for German Christmas, and a wide variety of Christmas ornaments. While eating and drinking, it might be a good idea for two people to buy matching miscellaneous goods and souvenirs.

German Christmas Market Osaka 2019

【Admission Fee】Free
【Location】Umeda Sky Building 1st Floor Square
【Address】1-1 Oisonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
【Event Date】November 15-December 25, 2019
【Hour】Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 21:00, Friday 12:00 – 22:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11:00 – 22:00
【Regular Holiday】N/A
【Access】[Train] 7 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station, 9 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Umeda Station, 9 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka Umeda Station
【URL】 https://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/xmas/


Amber and Green Museum Harvest Hill “Candle Night”

Try spelling out your everyday thanks to the candle pot

“Museum / Green Museum Harvest Hill” is a place where adults can enjoy leisurely, surrounded by cute flowers and animals.

Only on December 1st, 2019, there will be a candle night where you can enjoy 3000 candles and music. Write a message to your opponent in the candle pot and light it.

Amber and Green Museum Harvest Hill “Candle Night”

【Admission Fee】October to November: Adults 1000 yen, children 600 yen
December to February: Adults 600 yen, children 400 yen
【Address】2405-1 Hachigamineji, Minami-ku, Sakai, Osaka
【Hour】From December to February from 10:00 to 17:00
*Open until 20:00 on December 21
【Regular Holiday】December to February Wednesday (except December 25), New Year
【Access】[Train] About 20 minutes by bus from Senboku Expressway “Izumigaoka Station” [Car] About 15 minutes from Hanwa Expressway “Sakai IC”
【URL】 https://farm.or.jp/

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