[I can’t wait for spring] Special feature on events and activities that will be held soon from the Minami area (Shinsaibashi/Namba)


Although the temperature is still cold some days, the sun is gradually getting brighter and we are starting to feel the signs of spring! We are now receiving notifications about various events for the long-awaited spring.
This time we will bring you information on events that will be held in the Minami area from March to April.

Information on events in the Minami area that will be held in March

March 20th to 24th “Uo Japan Festival” at Ogimachi Park, Osaka

March 20th to 24th “Uo Japan Festival” at Ogimachi Park, Osaka

“SAKANA&JAPAN FESTIVAL 2024 (Fish Japan Festival) in Osaka Ogimachi Park” will be held for five days from March 20th (Wednesday/Holiday) to March 24th (Sunday), 2024 at Ogimachi Park in Kita Ward, Osaka City. 

At Japan’s largest seafood gourmet festival, you can enjoy gourmet seafood from all over the country. Seasonal and fresh seafood bowls and fisherman’s meals from all over the country are served. 

Admission fee is 300 yen (tax included, food and drinks are separate).

Uo Japan Festival is an event held with the aim of promoting nutritious fish eating as an important part of Japan’s food culture, and is one of the largest seafood gourmet festivals in Japan, with a cumulative total of approximately 1.67 million visitors including sister events. That’s what he said.

It is a festival that will be held frequently in Kansai, starting with Odaiba, Tokyo in November 2022. This time around 50 booths will be set up, serving seafood bowls, fishermen’s meals and local dishes from all over the country, hot pot dishes, seafood paella, seafood ramen, and more.

  • Event period: March 20th (Wednesday) to March 24th (Sunday), 2024
  • Holding time: 10:00 to 20:00 (until 18:00 on the last day)
  • Location Ogimachi Park, Kita Ward, Osaka City
  • Nearest Station: 5 minutes walk from JR Temma Station,
    right next to Ogimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
  • Official website https://37sakana.jp/sjfesosaka/

“First Time Festival” will be held on March 23rd and 24th at Naniwa Palace Park near Osaka Castle (Chuo Ward, Osaka City)

“First Time Festival” will be held on March 23rd and 24th at Naniwa Palace Park near Osaka Castle (Chuo Ward, Osaka City)

The festival is being held for the first time at Naniwa Palace Ruins Park (Chuo Ward, Osaka City), which has been newly developed as a playground. It will be held for the first time.

 In addition to a hot air balloon experience (separately 1,000 yen)
, there will be more than 30 experiences such as an outdoor screening of “RRR”, horseback riding experience (1st to 3rd grade elementary school students), kickboxing, tuna butchering show, and craft beer drinking. In comparison, there are many interesting events such as balloon art, soothing foot massage, fluffy play equipment, trampoline, and molukku.

The event is held from 11:00 to 18:00. Ticket prices are 2,800 yen for adults and 1,500 yen for children (4 to 12 years old). The Namba Palace Ruins Park “Minna no Niwa” project is sponsored by NTT Urban Development and others.

  • Event period: March 23rd (Sat) and 24th (Sun), 2024
  • Event time: 11:00-18:00 (Reception starts at 10:00, last entry 17:00)
  • Location: Naniwa Shrine Ruins (1-chome Hoenzaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
  • Nearest Station: 1 minute walk from Exit 7 or 10 of Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line. 
    15 minute walk from Morinomiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line.
  • Sponsored by Namba Palace Ruins Park “Minna no Niwa” Project (Representative member: NTT Urban Development Corporation)
  • Official website https://www.nttud.co.jp/hajimete-fes/

April 6th – Osaka/Maishima “Nemophila Festival” will be held again this year

April 6th - Osaka/Maishima "Nemophila Festival" will be held again this year

 The annual spring event “Nemophila Festival 2024” will be held again this year, where you can admire the blooming nemophila on a vast site of approximately 44,000 square meters.

On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, there will be long hours where you can enjoy the fantastic collaboration of the sunset and nemophila. This year, the “Kitchen Car Festival in Maishima” will be held at the same time, where popular kitchen cars will gather.

  • Event period: April 6th (Saturday) to May 6th (Monday), 2024
  • Hours [Weekdays] 10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
         [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays] 9:00-18:30 (Last entry 18:00)
         *5/6: 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
  • Location: Osaka Maishima Seaside Park
  • Access [Hokko Kanko Bus] Take the Cosmo Dream Line and get off at “Hotel Lodge Maishima-mae” for 15 minutes.
  • Official website https://seasidepark.maishima.com/nemophila/