German Christmas Market Osaka 2016 - Osaka, Japan

Christmas Market in German Theme is held at Umeda, Osaka. The market opens around 11:00 or 12:00 and there are lighting in the evening so many visitors would like to visit this market in the evening instead of afternoon. In the weekends, there are many people more than the weekdays.

Place: Shin Umeda City Wonder square of Umeda Sky Building (1st Floor)

Date and Time:  18 November 2016 - 25 December 2016
                           Mon-Thu: 12:00-21:00
                           Fri: 12:00-22:00
                           Sat, Sun, Public Holiday: 11:00-22:00

Lighting Time:    17:00-22:30
                           22-25 December 2016: 17:00

Free Admission


 - JR Osaka Station, Central North Exit
 - Umeda Station (Subway Midosuji Line), exit 5
 - Hankyu Umeda Station, Chayamachi Exit

Get off train station and 10 minutes walk. Umeda and Osaka Station are big train station so please make sure that you get off the right exit. Please follow the way to Yodobashi Camera Umeda. If you take subway Midosuji Line, the passage connects to the B1 Floor of Yodobashi Camera. Go to 1st floor and go straight. There is an underground passage. Cross the road. Umeda Sky Building will be in front of you.

The below photo is entrance to market. There are pamphlet, brochure about illumination around Umeda near the entrance, you can take it for free. 


The giant Christmas tree at Wonder Square.
Floating Garden Observatory of Umeda Sky Building let you see Osaka City's view. Regular fee is 1,000 yen. Osaka Amazing Pass includes free entrance while Kansai Thru Pass offers 10% discount of entrance fee.

It's hard to take good photo because there were plenty of people. It seems that people visit the market in the evening more than in the afternoon but there is not an illumination in the afternoon.

Stalls sell food, drink, ornament, gift and etc. Goods and food are in German style regarding the event theme. In my idea, most of stuff are high price. If you are European, this market may be not interesting for you because this event are not in Japanese style and illumination is not outstanding.

It is outdoor market and it's cold in the evening so please make sure you wear warm clothes. 

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