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【From November 18th】Christmas season has come! "German Christmas Market Osaka 2016" Let's see the huge stunning illuminated tree!

Big Size Christmas tree in the German Christmas Market

Big Size Christmas tree in the German Christmas Market
Once in November, the town and city start preparing for Christmas.
Christmas illumination appears every where in the town, and we can hear the Christmas song too.
The joyful season is coming.

It is already Christmas mode in Osaka too, and the annual popular Christmas event has come.

That is "German Christmas Market 2016".

At the 1st floor of "Umeda Sky Building" in Shin Umeda City where a little distance away from the center of Umeda,
this Christmas event which has been held every year is not usual Christmas event.

The historical antique carousel, folk art crafts, gourmet shops are come from Germany the home of Christmas Market!
The most notable thing is the world-class huge Christmas tree illuminated with about 20,000 lights!
Many people come this event to see this huge Christmas tree every year.

"German Christmas Market 2016" has been held for about one month from November 18th to December 25th.

Why don't you visit this event after working or on the weekend to enjoy the atmosphere of the German's authentic Christmas?

Also in this article, we introduce the gourmet shops "Takimi Koji" and night view spot "Floating Garden" which you can enjoy together with the Christmas Market.
Please check them out.


Article of "German Christmas Market Osaka 2016"- Contents-



1,Basic information and useful information about German Christmas Market Osaka 2016
2,What is the German Christmas Market?
3,The photos gallery of the German Christmas Market
4,How to enjoy the German Christmas Market
5,Access information to the venue "Shin Umeda City Sky Building"
6,Recommended information around the German Christmas Market


1,Basic information and useful information about German Christmas Market Osaka 2016



Basic information




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Name: German Christmas Market Osaka 2016
Name in English: GERMANY X’mas MARKET
Prefecture: Osaka
Area: Osaka city area (Umeda・Shin Umeda city)
Address: Umeda sky building, 1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: 06-6440-3872
Period: 2016 November 18(Fri)〜December 25(Sun)
Open:

Mon〜Thu/12:00〜21:00
Fri/12:00〜22:00
Sat,Sun,Holiday/11:00〜22:00

Place: Shin Umeda City "Sky Building"
Price: Admission Free
Official Web site:
Shin Umeda City event information:
http://www.skybldg.co.jp/event/xmarkt/2016/

Useful information



Comment from EnjoyJapan!:

This is definitely recommended place to see the Christmas Tree in town! German Christmas Market is the annual winter event in Osaka and huge illuminated Christmas tree is worth while seeing!

Less than 10 minutes from the station:◯
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Accompanied by: Family/Friend/Alone/Date
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Smoking: There is smoking area
Average staying time:1〜3 hours
Parking: 〇 ※Shin Umeda City Parking

※Price/¥100 par 15 minutes (¥400 for the first 1 hour)
※460 cars

Other useful information:

In Shin Umeda City, there are not only "German Christmas Market" but also "Floating Garden" which you can see the panoramic view of Osakaand underground gourmet spot. Please enjoy them together.


2,What is the German Christmas Market?



German Christmas Market Osaka is the annual event in winter. But it is not just usual Christmas event. The authentic Christmas Market comes from Germany the home of Christmas Market and Wooden huts lined up at the site sell Christmas ornaments or folk art crafts. In addition, gourmet food such as hot wine or German sausage is sold as well.

folk art craft at  the German Christmas Market
The Shops T the German Christmas Market.

Please don't forget about the huge Christmas tree illuminated with about 20,000 lights.
This is exactly the masterpiece!

The huge Christmas tree at the German Christmas Market
The huge Christmas Tree

Looking up the tree from the bottom, you can see the huge Christmas tree and Floating garden together.
This view is very rare so you must see it! And watch the Christmas tree from the little distance away, it looks wonderful because of the illumination of 20,000 lights.

Another best part of the German Christmas Market is the "Carousel"

The carousel at the German Christmas Market
The antique "Carousel"

Of course, this is not ordinary carousel, it is antique carousel witch has the history of more then 115 years!
This carousel also adorns the German Christmas Market every year. It is rare to see this kind of precious wooden carousel so it is nice to take a memorial photo with it.

Thus, you can feel the atmosphere of the authentic German Christmas at the "German Christmas Market Osaka" even as you are in Osaka. It will make you enjoy the Christmas season. Let's admire the huge fantastic Christmas tree and have a hot wine.


3,The Photo Gallery of "German Christmas Market"



Here, we show the photos of German Christmas Market 2016 and past ones.

German Christmas Market 2016



You can pass through the under of the huge Christmas tree.


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Huge Christmas tree 2016


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The carousel is very popular for children!


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There are many shops in the site this year too.
Among them, please don't miss the "Hot wine" and "German Sausage".

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It is delicious the hot wine and Sausage!

The past "German Christmas Market"



The huge Christmas tree illuminated with about 20,000 lights.

Huge Christmas tree at the German Christmas Market

Huge Christmas tree at the German Christmas Market

The Wooden Antique "Carousel"

The antique carousel at the German Christmas Market

Christmas Market wooden huts such as folk art craft or gourmet comes from Germany the home of Christmas Market.

The folk art craft at the German Christmas Market

Wooden huts at the German Christmas Market

The real German sausage at the German Christmas Market

The real German sausage at the German Christmas Market

The gourmet food at the German Christmas Market

The gourmet food at the German Christmas Market

The gourmet food at the German Christmas Market


4,How to enjoy the German Christmas Market



German Christmas Market 2016 is held at "Sky Building" in Osaka Shin Umeda City.
In the Osaka Shin Umeda City, we would like to introduce the another recommended places where you can enjoy with the German Christmas Market.

At first, let's enjoy "The Christmas Market!"



Huge Christmas tree at the Christmas Market

Of course, first of all, please enjoy the Christmas Market which comes from the Germany such as the huge Christmas tree, antique carouse, folk art craft and gourmet.

Have a gourmet food before go to the Christmas Market!



One of the popular place in Shin Umeda City is the gourmet place called "Takimikoji food mall" at the B1F of Sky Building.
It has nostalgic atmosphere of Showa period so you can enjoy it just walking around. Of course, there are various kinds of restaurants and you can find the restaurant which you like.

Takimikoji food mall Map
Source by: Takimikoji food mall official web site/http://www.takimikoji.jp/floormap/

【Shop List】

1,Soba Izakaya KONAKA
2,Ramen KIRAKU
3,Fried Skewers restaurant KUSHINOBO
4,Teppanyaki restaurant EN
5,Tempura NANIWA HYOTEN
6,Indian & Nepali restaurant NAMASUTE TAJI MAHAL
7,Japanese restaurant KOMEDOKORO SARASA
8,Creative Japanese sweets shop BASYO-AN
9,OSAKA SHIN MIURA
10,Creative Japanese restaurant MIYAKE
11,Okonomiyaki KIJI
12,TANYA BELO
13,Pork cutlet rice bowl restaurant KATSUDON
14,BONNE RACLETTE
15,INASE SUSHI
16,Patisserie TOTTO
17,Shabu shabu・Sukiyaki restaurant NIITAKA
18,Doutor Coffee Shop
19,CAFFE PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
20,Creative cuisine SHIKISAI

Official web site of Takimikoji
http://www.takimikoji.jp/

After the Christmas Market, let's enjoy the panoramic night view of Osaka from "Floating Garden"!



The west side view from Floating Garden at Umeda Sky Building

Enjoying the German Christmas Market is not enough. Don't for get about "Floating Garden" at the "Sky Building" in Shin Umeda City. "Floating Garden" has become popular sightseeing place in Osaka and you can see the 360 degrees panoramic view from here.

So, let's go to "Floating Garden" and admire the night view of Osaka!

Also, during the Christmas season inside the building is decorated with Christmas ornaments has a romantic atmosphere!
Please visit it with the Christmas Market with your lover, friends or family.

Floating Garden Official web site
http://www.kuchu-teien.com/


5,Access information to the venue "Shin Umeda City Sky Building"





Address: Umeda sky building, 1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: 06-6440-3872
Transportation (by Train):

10 min walk from JR line "Osaka station"
10 min walk from Subway Midosuji liine "Umeda station"
10 min walk from Hankyu line "Umeda station"
15 min walk from Hanshin line "Umeda station"


6,Recommended information around the German Christmas Market



【Sightseeing】

The popular superb view place of Oaska! Enjoy the panoramic night view of Osaka from "Floating Garden" in the Umeda Sky Building!


update: 22 Nov, 2016
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