Location

OSAKA, KANSAIOSAKA, KANSAI

Why OSAKA, KANSAIWhy 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.

AccessAccess

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.

TechnologyTechnology

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 CultureHistory 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.

Easy to Reach and Unique Sites in KansaiEasy to Reach and Unique Sites in Kansai

 

Cultural DelightsCultural Delights

Awa Odori Festival

Washoku (Japanese Cuisine)

Gion Matsuri Festival

Sado (Japanese tea ceremony)

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Osaka-jo Castle

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.

Ever-Improving City

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."

Aqua Metropolis

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.

Kyoto

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.

Nara

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.

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Overall View of the Site

Yumeshima, an artificial island surrounded by the sea, offers beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea to visitors.

Khus

Khu plazas at Main Street act as major gathering spots.

Canal-lined Streets

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 Shows

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.