German Christmas Market – Osaka, Japan

I’m so happy to FINALLY be sharing this post with you guys! Osaka was our last stop during our Mainland Japan Trip on December 2013 (yes, this post is 2 years late, lol)!!! It took me forever to blog about this trip (as always) and when it was time to share this adventure, it was already Spring. So, i decided to postpone it until next Christmas and then I forgot! We were in Taiwan last Christmas, so it totally slipped my mind. Now, without further ado, here is the German Christmas Market located at the Umeda Sky Building.









The German themed Christmas Market is one of the biggest Winter events in Osaka and we felt super lucky to be able to experience this! We saw a flyer in the MRT and got instantly excited, since we were already planning on visiting the Umeda Sky Building. There are little stands selling Glühwein or mulled wine, German beer, giant cookies, grilled sausages, candied nuts, ornaments, knick knacks and so much more! It was a legit German Market because most of the people working the stands were actually German!! Cool, huh?

IMG_5755^^ I spy a little kitty in the chimney! ^^IMG_5762




IMG_5758^^ We got some of these adorable ornaments as souvenirs for our friends and for ourselves! ^^ xmas3




IMG_5833^^ The giant tree in the middle of the plaza was lit up by a couple that was chosen, it was super cute! ^^IMG_5849Check out our other Osaka adventures! Osaka Castle // Dotombori // Umeda Sky Building

German Christmas Market

1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku
Umeda Sky Building, Osaka 531-0076

Dates: November 20 – December 25
Admission: Free

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Rachael Brennan

    This is so cute! Next year i’m really hoping to go somewhere in Japan for a white Xmas (Hokkaido?).

    • Suuuuper cute!! I’m dying to experience a white Christmas!!! I’ve never seen snow! 😮 I’m really wanting to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2017! 😀

  • those snowman mugs! and the gingerbread huts! sooo adorable.

  • Wow, that is SO interesting! I just came back from a trip to Prague and visited the Christmas market for the first time. I am in love!! Who knew this would show up in Japan! My family and I live in Dubai (for 9 years now) and we’re looking into the possibility of moving back to Japan where we lived before our move to Dubai…that’s where I found your blog because I would like to live in Okinawa!

  • First of all, very cute blog! I was stationed in Germany a few years ago and I fell in love with the holiday season there. The Christmas markets were so amazing! That’s so awesome that there are legit ones here in Japan as well!