Why OSAKA, KANSAI
Kansai, with Osaka as its hub, is a region with a daring spirit to challenge, and a rich culture that blends the traditional with the modern. The city has born many unique ideas and inventions, like instant noodles, karaoke, and conveyor-belt sushi, which benefit the daily lives of many.
The first ever interconnected skyscraper,
Umeda Sky Building embodies Osaka’s challenger spirit.
The Kansai region is serviced by three worldclass airports and two large seaports.Kansai International Airport offers over 1,200 international flights a week. Kansai is also connected to the rest of Japan through superhighways that stretch across the country,and world-famous bullet trains (Shinkansen).
Evening at Kansai International Airport.
The Kansai region is home to a high concentration of world-class biomedical clusters comprised of numerous research institutes and corporations as well as a hub for various types of advanced technologies.
Cutting-edge humanoid climbing robots, co-developed by several Kansai enterprises, and exhibited at the EXPO 2010 SHANGHAI.
History and Culture
For more than 1,600 years, the Kansai region,was home to Japan's capital. Astoundingly,half of Japan’s National Treasures and 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found in the Kansai region.
Bunraku: Traditional Japanese puppet theater that expresses the most delicate of emotions, and has been recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Awa Odori Festival
Washoku (Japanese Cuisine)
Gion Matsuri Festival
Sado (Japanese tea ceremony)
EXPLORE OSAKA CITY
With over 400 years of history,Osaka Castle is a beloved symbol of the city. Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the contrast formed by the traditional castle framed against modern buildings.
A Thriving Shopping Arcade
Welcoming guests from all over the world with warmth and vitality is Osaka's Shopping Arcade. Various cultural delicacies are available at reasonable prices.
Osaka flourished through its history of being a merchant hub. Many international and local enterprises are located in Osaka, and it is said " there is nothing that cannot be made in Osaka."
With many rivers running throughout the city, and supported by numerous forms of water transport, Osaka is also known as the Aqua Metropolis. Nakanoshima Island is a beautiful island right in the heart of Osaka.
A city that has been at the heart of Japanese politics and culture for generations. Having the deepest impact on Japanese culture, Kyoto attracts enthusiasts from all over the world.
Bordering Kyoto, Nara has a long history of being the centre of politics and culture of Japan. To this day, Nara continues to offer the chance to enjoy the history of Japan's culture.
EXPLORE EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI
Overall View of the Site
Yumeshima, an artificial island surrounded by the sea, offers beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea to visitors.
Khu plazas at Main Street act as major gathering spots.
Speckled with benches, rest facilities, food stalls, and trees, canal-lined streets will provide pedestrians with a comfortable place for leisurely walks and rest.
Night-time attractions integrating the environment nto the performance, visitors will be able to enjoy water spectacles, light-art performances and others in the western and southern water areas.