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【Until Junuary 9th 2017】The symbol of Osaka in winter "Midosuji Illumination 2016"! Let's see the 4 km of magnificent illumination which is awarded a Guinness World Record!

Mido-suji illumination 2015 Summer

Mido-suji illumination 2015 Summer
"Midosuji" the main street of Osaka is famous for the line of Gingko trees and it turns into the beautiful street in Autumn.
Also, in Midosuji street, popular event which represents Osaka is held in winter.

That is Osaka・Festival of the light "Midosuji Illumination".

"Midosuji Illumination" is held from December to January and Midosuji is decorated with beautiful and gorgeous illumination.

The remarkable point of "Midosuji Illumination" is not halfway illumination.
"Midosuji Illumination" this year from 2016 to 2017, it starts from Umeda in the north to Namba in the south.
It has a total length of about 4 km and Midosuji is filled with magnificent illumination.

This is world-class illumination and it was awarded a Guinness World Reord.

The Concept of "Midosuji Illumination" the magnificent festival of the light changes every year. The each performance of light makes us excited.

The concept of 2016 is "Illuminated symbolic street gently embracing our visitors in light"

It is nice place for a date and also good for friends or family. If you like taking picture, you can take the best shot.

The popular winter event has already started!
Then, We would like to introduce this year's Midosuji Illumination for whom haven't seen yet.


Article of "Midosuji Illumination 2016"- Contents-



1,Basic and Practical information of Midosuji Illumination 2016
2,Attracting point of Midosuji Illumination 2016
3,Guinness World Record! Photo Gallery of magnificent beautiful "Midosuji Illumination"
4,The comment from EnjoyJapan! edit dept
5,Access information to the venue of "Midosuji Illumination"
6,Recommended information around "Midosuji Illumination"


1,Basic and Practical information of Midosuji Illumination 2016



Basic information



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Name: Osaka・Festival of the light "Midosuji Illumination 2016
Name in English: MIDO-SUJI Illumination 2016/Festival of the light in OSAKA
Prefecture: Osaka
Area: Osaka city, Midosuji area (Umeda・Honmachi・Shinsaibashi・Namba area)
Address:※Please see the access information to the venue of "Midosuji Illumination"
Period: 〜 2017 January 9th (Mon)
Time: 17:00〜23:00
Place: Midosuji street (from Ueda area to Namba area)
Price: Free
Official Web site: http://www.hikari-kyoen.com/midosuji/

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Less than 10 min walk from a station: ◯
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Accompanied by: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Smoking: Not acceptable
Staying time: about 30 min 〜 1 hour
Parking: ☓ ※There is a meter parking nearby
Attention:

・Don't take a photo on the roadway or crosswalk, there is a risk of traffic accident.
・Don't enter to the restricted area of line of gingko tree.


2,Attracting point of Midosuji Illumination 2016



Midosuji Illumination 2016 summer

The concept of "Midosuji Illumination 2016" is "Illuminated symbolic street gently embracing our visitors in light"

”No where else in the world can you see such lights
〜Premium illumination that can only be accomplished by, and are distinctive to, Midosuji〜”

Source by: Osaka・Festival of the light "Midosuji Illumination 2016" official web site/http://www.hikari-kyoen.com/midosuji/index.html

In 2015, it used 4 colors illumination in each area on Midosuji Ave, in 2016 it has been upgraded! Midosuji Ave is devided into 8 areas and the story relating to Midosuji and its town is represented by "8 different illumination".
The roughly 4km stretch illumination is the biggest scale since Midosuji Illumination has started.


The 8 different illuminations of Midosuji Illumination 2016



●Umeda are "Hanshin department store 〜 Umeda Shinmichi intersection":


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"Aqua Metropolis Blue"

●Umeda Shinmichi 〜 Yodoyabashi:


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"Midosuji Yellow Mix"

●Yodoyabashi area:


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"Aqua Metropolis Blue"

●Honmachi (North side) and its around area:




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"Champagne Gold Mix"

●Honamchi (South side) and its around area:

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"White"

●Honmachi (South side) 〜 Shinsaibashi area:


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”Midosuji Coral"

Shisaibashi 〜 Namba "Midosuji Shimizu-machi 〜 Namba intersection":


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Shiny Pink

●Namba area:

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"Midosuji Purple"

●Map of the illumination of 8 areas




Here is the map of illumination area which Midosuji Ave is divided into 8 areas.

Please see these 8 illuminations in order.


3,Guiness World Record! Photo Gallery of magnificent beautiful "Midosuji Illumination"



Midosuji Illumination 2015 summer

Midosuji Illumination 2015 summer

Midosuji Ave the main street of Osaka is shining brightly as if it was another world only in this season and even Guinness World Record gave the award to it. The total length of about 4 km avenue is decorated with the illumination.
The concept changes every year so you can enjoy every time.

"Midosuji Illumination 2016" that is currently being held has beautiful color variations, but the past "Midosuji Illuminations" are also very beautiful. So we show you some photos of past "Midosuji Illuminations".

Photos of "Midosouji Illumination 2016" in session



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Everyone has favorite color and so they took the photo of the illumination which they prefere.

Midosuji Illumination 2016

Overlook from the office building, it is very beautiful that you can see the line of Midosuji Illumination.
It will be exciting to see the scenery from the office in evening!


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Also, it is rare to see the "Midosuji Illumination" from the sky!

If you take the airplane which arrives at "Itami Airport" in this season, you can have the wonderful experience that you can enjoy the Midosuji Illumination from the Sky in night time. So people who sit on the window seat have a luck.

Photos of "Midosuji Illumination 2105"



In next, we show the photos of "Midosuji Illumination" which was held in 2015.

●The theme is "Spring": Umeda 〜 Yodoyabashi area

The pink colored illumination represents "Spring" was held in this area from the Hanshin department store in Umeda to Osaka city hall.

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●The theme is "Summer": Yodoyabashi 〜 Honmachi area

From the Yodoyabashi intersection to Honmachi, the blue colored illumination represents "Summer" was held.



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●The theme is "Autumn":Honmachi 〜 Shinsaibshi area

From south side of Honmachi to Minami-Senba, the yellow colored illumination represents "Autumn" was held.



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●The theme is "Winter":Shinsaibashi 〜 Namba area

From the south of Shinsaibashi to Namba, the white colored illumination represents "Winter" was held.

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Photo of the "Midosuji Illuminations" before 2015



All of the past "Midosuji Illuminations" were very beautiful too. They were totally different from the Illuminations 2016 neither 2015.

Midosuji Illumination 2014
The photo of "Midosuji Illumination 2014"

Midosuji Illumination 2014
The photo of "Midosuji Illumination 2014"

Midosuji Illumination 2013
The photo of "Midosuji Illumination 2013"


4,The comment from EnjoyJapan! Edit dept




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Now, many events such as illumination or Christmas are held in winter in Osaka.
For the Christmas event, "German Christmas Market" in Shin Umeda Cityis very famous,and for the illumination "Midosuji Illuminatnion" is the best one.

"Midosuji Illumination" has been held every year and it gets bigger and bigger.
It has a total length of 4 km in this year and it was awarded a Guinness World Record.
It is never get bored, we can not wait for this illumination event in winter.

In the Yodoyabashi and Honmachi area, the illumination refresh the tiredness of work. In Shinsaibashi and Namba area, it makes the dating couples feel warm and fluffy inside. In Umeda area, it makes the family with children smile and share the joyful time with friends. The "Midosuji Illumination" is the event which bring the happy to everyone.

Also, if you are tourist you may go to "Dotonbori",it is nice to enjoy the "Dotonbori Gourmet" and "Midosuji Illumination" together.

"Midosuji Illumination 2016" is held until 2017 January 9th, please enjoy not only one place but also enjoy many places and different illuminations.


5,Access information to the venue of "Midosuji Illumination"



At the end, we introduce the information of the nearest station to the each area of "Midosuji Illumination".

Umeda area





Address:2 cho-me, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka city and its around
Transportation (by Train):

1 min walk from Hanshin line "Umeda" station
1 min walk from Osaka subway Tanimachi line "Higashi-Umeda" station
5 min walk from Osaka subway Midouji line"Umeda" station

Yodoyabashi area






Address: 3 cho-me, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka city and its around
Transportation (by Train):

1 min walk from Keihan line "Yodoyabashi" station
1 min walk from Keihan Nakanoshima line"Ooebashi" station
1 min walk from Osaka subway Midosuji line "Yodoyabashi" station

Honmachi area





Address: 4 cho-me Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city and its around
Transportation (by Train):

1 min walk from Osaka subway Midosuji "Honmachi" station
1 min walk from Osaka subway Chuo-line "Honmachi" station
5 min walk from Osaka subway Yotsubashi line "Honmachi" station

Shinsaibashi area






Address: 1 cho-me, Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city and its around
Transportation (by Train):

1 min walk from Osaka subway Midosuji line "Shinsaibashi" station
1 min walk from Osaka subway Tsurumi-ryokuchi line "Shinsaibashi" station

Namba area





Address: 3 cho-me, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka city
Transportation (by Train):

1 min walk from Osaka subway Midosuji line "Namba" station
1 min walk from Osaka subway Sennichimae line "Namba" station
3 min walk from Osaka subway Yotsubashi line "Namba" station
1 min walk from Kintetsu train "Osaka Namba" station
3 min walk from Nankai train "Namba" station


6,Recommended information around "Midosuji Illumination"



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