Conference Dates: September 06 – 07, 2019
Venue: Osaka, Japan
Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. Osaka has also been known as the “nation’s kitchen” and it is known for its food, in Japan and abroad. Osaka city once had a large number of universities and high schools, but because of growing campuses and the need for larger area, many chose to move to the suburbs, including Osaka University like few are Kansai University, Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Osaka City University, Osaka University of Economics
OSAKA is the biggest portal site providing all sightseeing information about Osaka, run by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. Few attractions are Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Taisha, Shinsaibashi and many more.
Greater Osaka has an extensive network of railway lines, comparable to that of Greater Tokyo. Regular bus services are provided by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau (the City Bus), as well Hankyu, Hanshin and Kintetsu, providing a dense network covering most parts of the city. Osaka is served by two airports outside of the city, Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport.
Osaka’s 2017 population is now estimated to be 20,415,000. However, the entire Osaka Prefecture which includes Osaka City along with 42 municipalities has a total land area of 1,905 Square km and a population of over 8 million, accounting for 7% of Japan’s total population. Today, Osaka has a proliferative economy. Osaka is renowned for its varied, abundant and delicious cuisines, and the city has over 100 Michelin star-rated restaurants.
Best tourist attractions in Osaka:
- Osaka’s best-known sight is the Osaka castle. While it is a reconstruction, it is pretty and has a nice castle park. To learn more about the history of Osaka, you can head to the nearby Osaka Museum of History.
- The Osaka Science Museum on Nakanoshima is an interactive activity center with planetarium and cinema.
- Umeda Sky Building is a weirdly shaped building with an observation deck and an escalator suspended between two buildings mid-air. It is located near the Osaka station.
- The Sumiyoshi Shrine is located south of the city center. It is one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines and has a very unusual architecture. It is also famous for a bridge arching over a pond.
- The Tsūtenkaku landmark tower in the Shinsekai area with an observation platform at 91 meters.
- The Shitennōji temple is near the Tennōji station. It is regarded as maybe the first Buddhist temple in Japan dating back to the 6th century. The building of today’s temple however, are a reconstruction.
- The Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum in Namba is dedicated to ukiyoe, Japanese woodblock prints.