The Osaka Candle night (1000000人のキャンドルナイト＠OSAKA CITY) is an exhibition of glass and fire sculptures. Held on two Wednesday nights in June, the earlier night is held in Chayamachi, while latter one cuts through the centre of Umeda’s business district. Of course, anything held for free in the middle of Osaka will attract a lot of people, and the sculptures, while beautiful, often felt swamped by spectators. Sadly, the ambient light of the nearby skyscrapers also dims the effect somewhat. However, if crowds aren’t a problem, and you are in the area, the Osaka Candle Night is worth a look.
The closest station for visiting Umeda’s night, is Nishiumeda station on the Yotsubashi line. Candles light up from 6pm until 10pm. Free entry.