Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas 2014

Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas is an Illumination event held in Expo Commemorative Park in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture every December 12 to 15 and December 20 to 25.

Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas 2014

Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas Details

Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas is known for the high-tech 3D mapping projections done onto the symbolic tower called Tower of the Sun. These projections are also called Beam Painting.

 Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas 2014 - Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

The show is about to start...

All that color made the Tower of the Sun really stand out

This one reminds me of an octopus

While this one reminds me of a carrot...

The illuminated streets have...

illuminated butterflies...

...and illuminated kissing dogs

The theme of this year's illumination is called Miracle. It is about fairies and the fantasy world they live in. This is then projected directly to the body of the uniquely shaped Tower of the Sun. Aside from this beautiful show, the streets of the park are decorated with thousands of colorful LED displays which is called Illumi-street.

The event starts at 5PM until 9PM. Visitors are allowed to enter the venue up until 8:30PM only. If you're planning to attend this Illumination event you have to pay the entrance fee of 250 yen for adults and 70 yen for kids.

Entrance to the illumination event

Got our ticket!

Gotta love snacks while watching the Illumination event

My daughter's busy watching the illumination event

We got to attend the Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas event after attending a get-together party in Suita City on the 3rd day of our 2014-2015 Japan trip. This special event is our second Illumination ever since we got to Japan.

Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas Schedule:

Illumi-Night Banpaku starts 5PM - 9PM every December 12 to 15 and December 20 to 25.

Why experience Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas?

Overall, the Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas event is a must-experience event when you are in Suita City in Osaka Prefecture

Getting to Expo 70 Commemorative Park

From Kansai International Airport, ride the Nankai Dentetsu Line at Kansai Kuko Station. Board down at Nanba Station. From there, ride the subway Midousuji Line (Kita Osaka Kyuko Line) and board down at Senri Chuo Station. Then ride the Osaka Monorail and board down at Banpaku Kinen Koen Station.


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