Osaka has a unique ‘water corridor’- a ring of waterways encircling the city center.
This winter, the district to the north of the water corridor, where numerous historic buildings are located, is lit up with colorful lights.
Of particular note are the world’s first street lamps installed to illuminate a river. The light of these street lamps, as well as the ‘belt of light’ lining the embankment and sparkling on the surface of the river is a sight that only be seen in an aquapolis.
Another highlight is the illuminated Nishikibashi Bridge over the Tosaborigawa River. The blue lights that illumine the bridge combine with the light from the surrounding buildings to create a fantasy atmosphere.
Furthermore, cherry trees along the Okawa River are lit up with various colors of light to depict the changing of the seasons.
An additional two bridges will be illuminated this summer.
Discover the attractiveness of Osaka’s waterfront at night in a variety of ways, including walking and cruising. Be sure to enjoy Osaka’s new cityscapes of water and light.