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2011 Renaissance, Midosuji and Aquarium Illuminations in Osaka
Posted by Kyle Yates in Featured, Kansai Area News, Kansai Culture, Kansai Leisure, Kansai Living
Hikari-Renaissance and Midosuji Illumination
The OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2011 will be from December 14 (Wed), 2011 to December 25 (Sun). The 9th OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance is a symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka. Building the light display is a way to show the energy of Osaka via Nakanoshima, Osaka.
This year, numerous plans have been prepared for the “Central Venue” around Osaka City Central Public Hall and the “East Venue” in Nakanoshima Park. Approximately 460 gingko trees have been decorated along the 1.9km length of Midosuji.
1 chome, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka ~ Minami-semba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
around 17:00-23:00 (tentative)
* Dec 14: 18:00-
Osaka “Aquarium” Kaiyukan
Osaka “Aquarium” Kaiyukan in the Osaka Port area will be displaying illuminated forms of sharks, dolphins, penguins and other sea creatures. A 22-meter tall tree is illuminated and changes colors every few minutes.
Adding beauty to the light display, a mist fills the air giving off a spectacular atmosphere in the night lights.
Also, a mist blast adds a fantastic atmosphere. The popular rockhopper penguin from Kaiyukan comes to Event Square jumping on the switch to turn it on (approx. for 5 minutes from 17:00) on weekends and holidays until December 25 (Sun). Please come and see him do his stuff.
1-chome, Kaigandori, Minato-ku, OsakaCity
This year’s illumination events have been created through joint efforts of many people. LED lights and environmentally-friendly sources of electricity are being used this year to conserve energy through lower electricity consumption.