Osaka events

Best 7 Festivals & Events in Osaka & Hyogo, June, 2018

You can enjoy delicious food and nightlife in Osaka. You can visit fashionable port town Kobe or popular onsen (hot spring) Kinosakionsen in Hyogo Let’s enjoy sightseeing and join and enjoying the events which are held in this region. This time we’ll show you events in Osaka/Hyogo to be held in June.

Events for enjoy nature

1. Nakanoshima Park

Rose garden 
Mid May .2018 – late June.2018


source:travel

About 1.5km of Nakanoshima Park lying between Dōjima and Tosabori Rivers. In 1891,
this park opened for the first time in Osaka city. In this park at the time of opening, the beer garden also opened for the first time in Osaka and it provided urban rest along with café. It used to there was a Nō (traditional styles of Japanese theater) butai (stage) “Suiryū-kan” at the behind of Osaka city central public hall and Nō was regularly performed. It used to be also a “ Jiutei Hotel” that was the only one hotel for foreigners
in Osaka. Next to the hotel there was a “Naniwa Onsen “(hot spring). Luxurious park at that time.
Now, there is a rose garden in this park. The roses blooms around May. The rose garden is about 500 meters east-west, area about 13,000 square meters. You see about 3700 roses of about 310 sorts. Roses are blooming in a beautiful mixture of red, white, pink, etc., add color to the oasis of the city center. Let’s enjoy gorgeous fragrance and seasonal coloring.

Schedule

Mid May. 2018 – Early June .2018

Access & Address

・Place
Nakanoshima Park

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Kitahama Station nearby

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Osaka Station about 15 minutes train & walk

・Address 1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.osakapark.osgf.or.jp/nakanoshima/

2. Daisen Park / Japanese garden

Hanashobu-ten (Japanese iris exhibition) 
Mid May .2018 – late June.2018


source:PIXTA

At Japanese garden in Daisen Park, “Hanashobu-ten (Japanese iris exhibition)” will be held. This exhibition is held every year around the blooming time. At about 26,000 square meters of garden which made with traditional techniques, you can enjoy beautiful potted plant of Hanashobu(Japanese iris). “Kaiyushiki” is a style of Japanese garden which you can walk around and appreciate the garden. This Japanese garden in Daisen Park is furthermore “ Tsukiyamarinsen-kaiyushiki”. So that wonderful to walk. Besides blooming Hanashobu, there are “Tojakuchi (pond) “where rabbit ear iris lushly bloom and ‘Seitaitei (arbor) “stands still at the waterside. Let’s enjoy flower and elegant atmosphere of Japanese garden.

Schedule

Mid May .2018 – Late June.2018
9:00 - 17:00(Entrance until 16:30)

※Closed on Mondays(When Monday is a national holiday, park is open. Tuesday is closed instead of Monday that week)
Blooming time may change due to climate

Access & address

・Place
Daisen Park / Japanese garden

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Bus stop Daisen-cho 10-minute walk

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Osaka Station about 50 minutes by train & walk

・Address  Daisen Nakamachi Sakai-ku Sakai-shi, Osaka(in Daisen Park)
・Map

Admission & reservation

Fee
Adults 200yen / Students (Elementary & Junior High School Students) 100 yen
Free for under elementary school students(need to enter with a guardian)

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.daisenteien.jp/

3. Hattori Ryokuchi

May festival 
Mid May – Mid June.2018


source:jalan

Hattori Ryokuchi is an urban park which is located Terauchi / Hattori Ryokuchi Toyonaka Osaka. It’s the largest park in Osaka and one of the top 100 urban parks in Japan. At this park, “Hattori Ryokuchi May festival “will be held around the time of the flowers are in bloom. Special events related to Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or GREEN×LOHAS FESTA which is planned and operated by students, Chef's stall, (experience) events at Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, exhibition and experience events at Hattori Ryokuchi Arboretum and more others are held. Let’s enjoy yourself at Hattori Ryokuchi where roses, azaleas, water lilies are blooming in early summer. There are many facilities in this park. One of the popular thing is a large playground equipment with roller slide of 20m at “Kodomo no rakuen ( children's paradise)”. Other facilities are Hattori Ryokuchi Arboretum, Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, Riding club, Open-Air concert hall, athletics stadium, tennis court, water land (swimming pools). Entry fee is required for some facilities.

Schedule

Mid May – Mid June.2018
Check time on the official website

May.13 Mama Festa at arboretum
May.27 Chef's stall & Hawaiian Fair at arboretum
June.3 The 9th GREEN×LOHAS FESTA  
June.17 Papa Festa at arboretum

Access & Address

・Place
Hattori Ryokuchi Park and Hattori Ryokuchi Arboretum

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
From Ryokuchi-kōen Station 10-minute walk

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Osaka Station about 20 minutes train & walk

・Address 1-1 Hattori Ryokuchi, Toyonaka, Osaka
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free
Events related Hattori Ryokuchi Arboretum, Entrance fee (210yen) required
Junior High school students and under: Free

No reservation required

Official website

http://hattori.osaka-park.or.jp/

4. Awaji Yumebutai Rose Festival2018

Dream of Joséphine 
April.21 – June.10. 2018


source: kisekinohoshi

Awaji Yumebutai in Hyogo Prefecture, Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical museum is an experimental botanical museum in the 21st Century to create new lifestyle and urban space. It creates varied space of flowers and greenery more than traditional greenhouse.
You can experience and feel with 5 feelings beauty of flower and green, amaze, wonder, of miracle star earth. It will be held here “Awaji Yumebutai Rose Festival2018 Dream of Joséphine”. Rose festival with 200 sorts of roses at Awaji Yumebutai is this year also held. Rose garden made with spring flowers mainly old roses, modern roses are exceptional.
The garden with characteristics of roses in Japan and China which is indispensable for the birth of modern roses, you must see. Rose garden festival is held from May.7 toJune.10 at open air rose garden. Let’s enjoy your time relaxing in a beautiful rose-filled place.

Schedule

April.21 – June.10. 2018 10:00-18:00(Last admission 17:30)

Rose garden festival:May.7 - June.10

Access & address

・Place
Awaji Yumebutai in Hyogo Prefecture Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical museum

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Bus stop “Awaj Yumebutai mae” get off 5-minute walk
・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Kobe Station about 50 minutes by bus and walk

・Address  4 Yumebutai, Awaji-shi , Hyogo
・Map

Admission & reservation

Adults 600yen / Senior (over 70 years old. Proof of age is required) / Free admission for high school students and younger

No reservation required

Official website

http://www.kisekinohoshi.jp/

Food events

5. Belgian Beer Weekend Osaka2018

June.13 –June.17.2018


source: fashion-press

Belgian Beer Weekend is every year held at Grand Place in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium on the first weekend of September. You can join this festival at”Taiyo no Hiroba”. in Osaka Castle Park You can taste 11 categories of beer and traditional Belgian dishes such as Belgian fries, carbonates that are delicious with beer. You also can enjoy performance by Belgian top artists. Let’s enjoy music and beer.
In Osaka Castle Park there is an Osaka Castle which is the most famous sightseeing spot in Osaka. So many tourists visit here from Japan and the world. It must be also nice to visit this castle and watch valuable historical materials, art objects. At night the castle will be illuminated. Fantastic!

Schedule

June.13 – 17.June.2018
Weekdays /16:00 - 22:00
Saturday / Sunday 11:00 - 22:00 
(Last order:15 minutes before closing time)

※All planned The plan will go on rain or shine

Access & Address

・Osaka Castle Park   Taiyo no Hiroba

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Osaka-Jō-Kōen Station nearby on foot

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Osaka Station about 9 minutes by train

・Address 3 Ōsaka-jō, Chūō-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
・Map

Admission & reservation

Free of charge
Food and drink fee required
※ presale tickets available

No reservation required

Official website

https://belgianbeerweekend.jp/2018/en

Contemporary art event

6. Harunobu Suzuki from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

April.24 – June.24.2018


source:museum

Harunobu Suzuki from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum. Harunobu Suzuki was an Ukiyo-e artist famous for Nishikie founder period.
An exhibition about works of Harunobu Suzuki. Nishikie means Ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Most of the works of Harunobu are located abroad so it’s difficult to watch in Japan. This exhibition shows about selected 150 works of Harunobu collection
from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston which has the world's best Harunobu collection.
Besides at this exhibition, you see also works of other Ukiyo-e artists related Harunobu Suzuki. So you can feel the atmosphere of the period when Harunobu lived. Let’s visit this special valuable exhibition in Japan. In addition, there is an observatory at ABENO HARUKAS. Enjoy nice view of Osaka and art.

Schedule

April.24 – June.24.2018
Tuesday - Friday /10:00 - 20:00(Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays - 18:00) 
Closed on: May 7 (Monday), 14 (Monday), 21 (Monday), 28 (Monday)
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Access & Address

・Place
ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Tennōji Station nearby

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Osaka Station about 20 minutes by train

・Address ABENO HARUKAS 16F 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
・Map

Admission & reservation

Admission
Adults 1300yen / University and high school students 900yen / Junior high school students and elementary school students 500yen
No reservation required

Official website

https://www.aham.jp/exhibition/future/suzukiharunobu/

Event for traditional cultural experience and learn history

7. Aoba Matsuri (Festival of Kobodaishi’s birthday)

June, 15, 2018


source:sankei

Nakayama-dera temple is located at Takarazuka-city. Many people visit this temple to pray for the safe delivery of the child. Every year a festival is held on June 15 to celebrate
Kobodaishi’s birthday. It’s called “Aoba Matsuri(festival)”. Because this festival is held during “aoba (green leaves)” season in June. It is said that this old temple founded by Shōtoku Taishi (Prince Shotoku). There is a garden on the temple grounds. In this garden you see Katagiri Katsumoto who was a famous Japanese warlord “daimyo” died in 1615, made “karesansui no niwa(zen garden)””kezo-in / shin no niwa ” and ”kannon-in / gyo no niwa”. Nice to visit.
Around this temple there are many sightseeing spots such as the Takarazuka Grand Theater where you can enjoy performances by all-female musical theater troupe, or The Osamu Tezuka manga museum for anime lovers. Let’s visit!

Schedule

June, 15, 2018 10:00-

Access & address

・Place
Nakayama-dera temple

・Nearest station and travel time from the station
Nakayama-kannon Station 1-minute walk

・Travel time from the terminal station of the city
From Kobe Station about 40 minutes by train

・Address  2-11-1 Nakayama-dera, Takarazuka, Hyogo
・Map

Admission & reservation

Visit free
No reservation required

Official website

http://www.nakayamadera.or.jp/

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