【Osaka/Umeda Area】Catalog of Superb Illumination Displays in 2017
Grand Front, LUCUA – there are just so many gorgeous illumination displays near train stations that you can gaze upon in Osaka’s Umeda area! Check out the outstanding light shows on your way home from work or at the end of your day of fun! ＜※This information is from Kansai Winter Walker 2018＞
The theme for this year is "WINTER IN RED". Christmas objects, lights, and other holiday decor with “red” as the theme will fill Umekita Plaza and Knowledge Plaza. The main Christmas tree in Knowledge Plaza that is adorned with red roses is a must-see!
The main Christmas tree – dubbed “Red Rose Blossom” – is decorated based on the themes “RED”, which expresses love, and “ROSE”, which signifies passion. There is also a light show in store for you! ＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: Champagne Gold Illumination: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Number of LED/light bulbs: 300,000 pieces, Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ GRAND WISH CHRISTMAS 2017 - WINTER IN RED＜Phone: 06-6372-6300, Venue: Grand Front Osaka, Period: November 9 (Thurs) – December 25 (Mon), Hours: Shops/Knowledge Capital: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Restaurants: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (May vary depending on the store), Closed: Irregular days, Access: Right next to JR Osaka Station＞
Grand Front Osaka
For this year, the "SPARKLING TREE ~ Mori de Kirameku Christmas Tree” (Christmas Tree Twinkling in the Forest) was unveiled at the 4th floor escalator hall of HERBIS PLAZA ENT. Filled with European-made ornaments, this Christmas tree definitely feels luxurious! ＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: Indoor: From 11:00 am, Outdoor: From 4:30 pm, Number of LED/light bulbs: Not disclosed, Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ HERBIS PLAZA/HERBIS PLAZA ENT ＜Phone: 06-6343-7500, Venue: HERBIS PLAZA/HERBIS PLAZA ENT, Period: November 10 (Fri) – December 25 (Mon), Hours: Shops: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Restaurants: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm (PLAZA), 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (PLAZA ENT) ※May vary depending on the store, Closed: None during the period of the illumination event, Access: Directly linked underground to the subway’s Nishi-Umeda Station＞
HERBIS PLAZA/HERBIS PLAZA ENT
The illuminations that have decorated the concourse in bright colors since 2015 will be drawing to a close this year. Under the theme “Mirai e no Hanayaka na Tabidachi” (Spectacular Journey to the Future), a special space will be created by using lights running down from the ceiling, which are called “light fall”. ＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: 10:00 am – 12:00 am, Number of LED/light bulbs: 100,000 pieces, Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ Christmas Illumination – 0-Gosen no PLATFORM＜Phone: None, Venue: North-South Concourse, Umeda Hankyu Bldg. 1F, Period: November 22 (Wed) – December 25 (Mon), Access: 3-minute walk from Hankyu Umeda Station＞
Umeda Hankyu Bldg.
A massive 26.5m-tall illuminated tree that’s decorated with approximately 20,000 LEDs shines at the east side of LUCUA. The lights depicting snow falling are also beautiful. ＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: Sunset - 11:00 pm, Number of LED/light bulbs: 20,000 pieces, Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ LUCUA 1100 & LUCUA Christmas Illumination 2017＜Phone: 06-6151-1111 (trunk line), Venue: LUCUA Osaka, Period: November 1 (Wed) – December 25 (Mon), Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, B2F BARCHIKA: 11:00 am – 12:00 am, 10F: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (May vary depending on the store), Closed: Irregular days, Access: Directly linked to JR Osaka Station＞
The street of Diamor Osaka is brightly lit by around 30,000 LEDs. Snow falls from the top of the 6m-tall tree that is covered in curtains of lights.＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Number of LED/light bulbs: 30,000 pieces, Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ Diamor Bright Christmas＜Phone: 06-6348-8931, Venue: Diamor Osaka Fashionable Street, Period: November 17 (Fri) – December 25 (Mon), Hours: Shops: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Restaurants: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (May vary depending on the store), Closed: Irregular days, Access: 5-minute walk from JR Osaka Station＞
Guests will be welcomed by the Brilliant Leaf Tree that is overflowing in green and lights. Other highlights here are the illuminated corridor with an endless curtain of lights and the green NU+ illumination on the walls.＜Illumination Data/Time of illumination: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Number of LED/light bulbs: 33,000 pieces (total for the two facilities), Fee: Viewing is free＞
■ NU Chayamachi/NU Chayamachi Plus Illumination＜Phone: 06-6373-7371, Venue: NU Chayamachi/NU Chayamachi Plus, Period: December 1 (Fri) – December 25 (Mon) ※Schedule, Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Depends on the stores), Closed: Irregular days, Access: 1 minute walk from Hankyu’s Umeda Station＞
NU Chayamachi/NU Chayamachi Plus
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 11.08.2017]
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