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Best10 Must-see Events guide in Osaka・Hyogo  November 2017

In this article, we will introduce the recommended events that are held in the Osaka&Hyogo in November, they fall into 5 categories: “traditional festivals”, “sports event”, “modern events”,  and “events with children”.

Traditional festivals

1.<Osaka大阪>神峯山寺Kabusanji-temple Autumn festival –November 23, 2017

Source : OSAKA INFO

Kabusanji-temple is a 1300 years old temple with a great history. It’s an important religious place for many people. At this Kabusanji-temple an autumn festival is held once a year.

You can see the important Buddha statue and religious ceremonies. After that a monk will guide you to the holy grounds and explain you more about this temple. At the end, you will get御朱印張 (go- shuinchō).This book is used to collect the seal stamps at shrines and temples.

Kabusanji-temple is famous as a scenic spot for autumn leaves. So it is also held Momijigari (watching autumn leaves). You can visit and enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves at this temple. If you want to experience Japanese traditional festival, you should check this event!

Schedule

・Date & Time

■Autumn festival

Thursday, November 23, 2017

13:00 – 16:00(Reception  12:00-12:45)

■Momijigari (watching autumn leaves)

Sunday, November 11, 2017 – Thursday, November 30.2017

Access & Address

・Place

Kabusan-ji temple grounds

・Travel time required from the nearest station

From JR ⾼槻(Takatsuki ) Station  bus→walk  about 40 minutes

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From JR ⼤阪(Osaka)station < JR Kyoto Line /To Kyoto > get off ⾼槻(Takatsuki)Station

by新快速(Shin kaisoku)15minutes→bus 40minutes  Total 55minutes

・Address

〒569-1051 高槻市大字原3301−1

3301-1 Hara, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka 569-1051

・Map

Admission fee & reservation

■Autumn festival

Fee 5,000yen

■Momijigari (watching autumn leaves)

Adults  300yen / Children  100yen

Official Website

http://kabusan.or.jp/

Sports Events

2.<Osaka>21st Osaka Yodogawa citizen Marathon – November 5, 2017

Source : SportsNaviDo

During the beautiful autumn season in Japan, we’ll recommend you to join sports event. This time we’ll show you about “21st Osaka Yodogawa citizen Marathon”. This more than 20 years of historical event started in 1997 as first time citizen’s self-organized marathon in Japan. You run besides the Yodogawa River and enjoy its natural scenery. One of the aims of this ecological marathon is to keep environment and health in focus .The guest person is a former gold medalist of Sydney Olympic marathon for women. Of course you also can enjoy this event as being part of the audience. A spectacular view on the 7000 participators running by! Let’s join this sporting event and refresh!

Schedule

・Date & Time

Sunday, November 5, 2017

A pre-event on the day before – November 4, 2017

(Detailed contents will be published at a later date)

Access & Address

・Place

Yodogawa river park sotojima・Taishibashi district special venue

・Travel time required from the nearest station

Subway Tanimachi Line太子橋今市(Taishibashi-Imaichi) Station 10-minute walk

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From大阪(Osaka)Station train & walk about 30minutes。

・Address

7-6 Sotojimacho, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-0096

・Map

Admission fee & reservation

42.195km   6000yen/ per person

Half        5000yen/ per person

free visit – no admission

Official Website

http://www.osaka42195.com/index.php

3.<Osaka>7th~OSAKA MARATHON 2017~-November 26,2017

Source : WHOLE9

OSAKA MARATHON is a large citizen marathon for 32000 runners. Following Tokyo marathon, Osaka marathon is as large as the other 6 famous marathons in the world. And you see many landmarks of Osaka along the course. So you can enjoy watch the marathon and visit famous spots. Unfortunately, application for this marathons is ended. But you can enjoy the marathon freely as a spectator. There are also many events for not only sports lovers but also other people. The key point of this marathon are charity events. For example: a family running (First comes 300 pair). It’s just like a festival. One of the must see events of November in Osaka!

Schedule

・Date & Time

November 26, 2017

Charity family marathon 13:30-14:30(place:INTEX Osaka North side)and others

Access&Address

・Place

Ōsakajō-kōen others

・Travel time required from the nearest station

JR大阪城公園(Ōsakajō-kōen)Station about10-minute walk

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From 大阪(Osaka)Station  train & walk time is about 30 minute

・Address

1-1Osakajo Chūō-ku ,Osaka-shi , Osaka 540-0002

・Map

Admission fee & reservation

Free visit, No reservation required

See more events? Check the official website

Official Website

http://www.osaka-marathon.com/

4.<Hyogo>7th Ako city marathon – November 12 , 2017

Source : SPORTS ENTRY

Talking about Sports events in November, don’t miss “Ako city marathon”. Ako, Hyogo is the place where once Samurai were active. It’s by this a famous historical place. The marathon course also passing several famous historical places. Not only runners but also visitors can enjoy this event. It’s an event which is loved by local people. You can run for a half marathon or a 2 km marathon for children or family. The aim for this event is enjoying sports and learn more about the historical places.

Schedule

・Date & Time

November12, 2017

Other related events

Nothing special

Access & Address

・Place

ruins of the Ako castle park

・Travel time required from the nearest station

JR播州赤穂(Banshū-Akō) station 15-minute walk

On that day, from 播州赤穂(Banshū-Akō) station, free shuttle bus available

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

姫路(Himeji) station train & walk about 40 minutes

・Address

1278 Kariya ,Ako, Hyogo 678-0235

・Map

Admission fee & reservation

Reservation needed

Half marathon 4000yen

2km course 1500yen (children 500 yen)

Free visit

Official Website

http://akocity-marathon.com/

5.<Hyogo>7th Kobe Marathon – November 19, 2017

Source: KOBE journal

The concept of the Kobe Marathon is for expressing gratitude to the people and regions, local and overseas, who reached out to Kobe right from the recovery from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake and on up to the present day. It’s a big city marathon with 20.000 runners. There are also related events, such as running lessons, regional events. And a number of famous players from foreign countries also join as guest runners in the city of Kobe. It’s also international event. In Kobe, one of beautiful city in Japan, It is nice to visit and see sports event.

Schedule

・Date & Time

November 19, 2017

Starts at 9:00 / Finishes at 16:00

Access&Address

・Place

Kobe convention center

・Travel time required from the nearest station

Kōbe New Transit Port Island Line市民広場(Shimin Hiroba) Station  short walk

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From新神戸(Shin-Kobe) Station  about 15 minutes

・Address

6-11-1 Minatojima nakamachi ,Kobe, Chuo-ku, Hyogo, 650-0046

・Map

Admission fee & Reservation

Runner  10,300yen   Reservation needed

Free visit No reservation required

Official Website

http://kobe-marathon.net/2017/

Modern art events

6.<Hyogo>30th Tanba no Mori Woodcraft Exhibition(Wooden toys exhibition)- October, 22 ,  2017  –  November , 5 , 2017

Source : 工房えらむ

There are many events that you feel and experience the art in Osaka・Hyogo. One of them is 30th Tanba no Mori Woodcraft Exhibition(Wooden toys exhibition). It is a competition exhibition. This year is the 30th. So there are many side events that everyone can enjoy and being held at the same time. The key points of this event is as you see from the title, all of the toys are made of wood. You can see toys and arts that made use of wooden materials. A wonderful collection of public craftsmanship. This event is especially interesting for nature and art lovers.

Schedule

・Date & Time

General:  September, 17, 2017 – October, 1, 2017

(Closed on: September 22 & 25)

Junior:  October, 22, 2017 – November, 5, 2017

9:00-17:00(Last days until 15:00)

Access & Address

・Place

Tanba-shi , Hyogo  Hyogo Tanba nenrin-no-sato  (Ki –no- yakata hall)

・Travel time required from the nearest station

JRFukuchiyama Line 柏原(Kaibara) Station , about 5 minutes by car

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From Osaka Station about 30 minutes by train

・Address

102-3 taji, Kaibara-cho, Tanba, Hyogo 669-3312

・Map

Admission fee & Reservation

No reservation required, free visit

Official Website

http://nenrin.org/w_craft/outline/index.html

7.<Hyogo>Rokko Meets Art  / Art Walk  September , 9 , 2017  – November , 23,2017 2017

Source: 4travel

Mt. Rokko is famous place where you can enjoy night view of Kobe city. Here it held an art event “Rokko Meets Art / Art Walk”. The view from Mt. Rokko is art by itself. While watching arts, you also can see the plants, enjoy picnic, tea time. You can appreciate naturally blended art. There is also held a concert. You can enjoy art and view red leaves together just like night museum. You can enjoy a mixture of a natural artistic scenery and arts itself.

Schedule

・Date & Time

Saturday, September, 9 , 2017 – Thursday (National holiday) November , 23, 2017

※No closing days during this events

10:00 – 17:00

※Final admission closure times is different depending on the location.

※Some arts you can see after 17:00 hours.

Access&Address

・Place

Rokko Garden Terrace

Rokko-Shidare Observatory

Rokkosan Country House

etc.

・Travel time required from the nearest station

From六甲(Rokko) Station bus & Cable car 30 minutes

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From新神戸(Shin-Kobe) Station  about 40 minutes

・Address

Gosukeyama, Rokkosancho, Kobe Nada-ku, Hyogo, 657-0101

・Map

Admission fee & Reservation

Adults (junior high school students and older)1,850yen

Children(4 years – elementary school students)930yen

Reservations are basically unnecessary

Official Website

https://www.rokkosan.com/art2017/

8.<Hyogo>Mt. Rokko Art of the light「Lightscape in Rokko ~Autumn Version~」September . 9. 2017 – November 23, 2017

Source : Tadaima Japan

There are other art events at Mt. Rokko. It’s called “Mt. Rokko Art of the light /Lightscape in Rokko ~Autumn Version~ Special event for art of the light. More than ten million different color of LED lighting is used to illuminate the frame of the observation platform from the inside. You can also enjoy wonderful night view of Kobe from Mt. Rokko. It’s a beautiful stage for art by artificial light. Fantastic, modern art in Kobe!

Schedule

・Date & Time

September, 9. 2017 – November 23, 2017

Time:17:00 – 21:00(End of reception 20:30)

Access&Address

・Place

Rokko-Shidare Observatory

・Travel time required from the nearest station

From JR Kobe Line六甲道Rokkōmichi Station →City Bus(To Rokkō Kēburu Shita)

六甲ケーブル下(Rokkō Kēburu Shita)→Rokkō Kēburu about 10minutes「六甲山上(Rokkō Sanjo)→Sanjo bus 六甲ガーデンテラス停(Rokkō Garden terrace tei)

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From神戸(Kobe) Station Train & bus about30 minutes

・Address

1877-9 Gosukeyama, Rokkosancho, Kobe Nada-ku, Hyogo

・Map

Admission Fee & Reservation

Adults(12 and over)300yen

Children( 4 – 11 )200yen

Official Website

https://www.rokkosan.com/gt/event/cat_art/1897/

Events with children

9.<Osaka>Universal Surprise Halloween September, 8, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Source : UPON

Universal Studios Japan is a one of famous amusement park in Japan. This park is also popular among foreigners. Recently events related to Halloween is getting popular in Japan. So it’s also held in Universal Studios Japan called “Universal Surprise Halloween”. High quality events – such as horror attraction jumping out in the real world – are really exciting to enjoy.

Regardless age, gender, nationality, enjoy yourself! Event during autumn for everybody.

Schedule

・Date & Time

Friday September, 8, 2017 – Sunday November, 5, 2017

Halloween Horror Night take place daily from Saturday, September 9th

Access&Address

・Place

Universal Studios Japan

・Travel time required from the nearest station

JR Yumesaki Lineユニバーサルシティ(Universal-City) Station nearby

・Travel time from terminal station in the city

From新大阪(Shin-Osaka) Station train & walk about 30 minutes

・Address

2-1-33 Sakurajima Konohana-ku, Osaka, 554-0031

・Map

Admission fee & Reservation

Adults[Age 12 or older]: 7,600yen

Seniors[Aged 65 or older]: 6,830yen

Children[Ages 4-11year]: 5,100yen

Official Website

http://www.usj.co.jp/

10.<Hyogo>Summer & Autumn Exhibition /

“Japanese Festival through Folk Toys” July.1.2017 – November .14.2017

Source : HONEY FM

There are many seasonal festivals in Japan. There are also many kinds of toys which are related to festivals. We’ll show you “Summer & Autumn exhibition / Japanese Festival through Folk Toys”. This exhibition is held at the Japan Toy Museum. A special museum for toys.

Here you can find many rare toys, or toys that are familiar to the Japanese people for already a long time. You feel the faith and aesthetic sense of Japan from its children’s toys of the past.

Schedule

・Date, Time

July.1.2017 – November .14.2017

10:00 – 17:00

※Closed on Wednesdays, except for national holidays

Access & Address

・Place

Himeji-shi, Hyogo The Japan Toy Museum Bldg. 1

・Travel time from terminal station in the city/ from the nearest station

JR姫路(Himeji) station  Bantan Line(weekday、Saterday & holidays)five stations (about 15 minutes)to香呂(Kohro) station about14-minute walk (to east) or 5-minute taxi (to east)

・Address

671-3 Nakanino Kodera-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo 679-2143

・Map

Admission fee & Reservation

Adults 600yen

High school and college students 400yen

Children(4 and older)200yen

No reservation Required

Official Website

http://www.japan-toy-museum.org/english/eindex.htm

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