Christmas illumination in Osaka
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We had a Christmas party in Osaka with TB friends and CouchSurfing friends. There is an event for Christmas illumination around center of Osaka. We walked around Tenma-Nakanoshima-Yodoyabashi for about 1 hour. It was getting cold temparture here and side of river made us feel more cold but so nice illumination,we finally forgot how it cold.
The Christmas illumination held till 25th,but Midosuji illumination will continue untill 20th Jan. It good walking along illumination in winter. Especially we made a little Christmas costume like wearing a Santa Claus hat or put an antler of a reindeer on our head. Walking with it around is very funny! Kids are looking at us,young people counting us saying "A Santa,A reindeer.
I wanted to see one of illuminations is at Nakanoshima. There is an old building and they made nice 3D illuminations on the whole faced building. It was an amazing...unfortunatelly couldn't see everything as it becoming clowded full of people. Also nice to see the ship decorated like a sleigh and riding on Santa Claus was so lovely.
Well,it's time to have something hot as our body being cold! But still early going to restaurand as our booking is 7:30pm so we went to wine bar before have dinner! Our friend,Azzy recommended us have a hot wine. She was living in UK then they servered a hot wine at Christmas season...oh good experience to have it today! We enjoyed drinking hot wine,I loved it much!! Then joined some new friends from CouchSurfing! We had so much fun having a Japanese style cuisine "Motsu-nabe"!
Merry Christmas !!!!