Osaka

A total harmony of past and present. Osaka/大阪 is one of the biggest cities in Japan, located in the middle-west of the main island. Osaka used to be the capital in the 7th century, before moving to Nara and later Kyoto, and has been the commercial and cultural center throughout the history of the country. The main tower of the Osaka Castle is the iconic symbol and heart of this city.

Food is a defining characteristic of Osaka culture, and you can enjoy a volume of amazing and affordable food anywhere in the city. Umeda, a sprawling modern town, the Osaka Castle, and the stereotypical Dotonbori street, are only examples of many must-go places. People of Osaka are traditionally friendly and open-minded, and love to please others. Osaka is also known as the base town of two J-League football clubs, four major professional orchestras, and two NPB ball clubs including the ever so great Hanshin Tigers, yeah! Osaka is very close to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe, and it will also be a wonderful idea to have a one-day trip to the historical cities or the modern elegant metropolis.

Conference Venue

All the parallel and prenary sessions will be held at the Osaka International Convention Center (also known as Grand Cube Osaka). Please visit https://www.gco.co.jp/en/ for more information.

Flight

  • Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    • About 1.5 hours to the venue
    • Recommended for most participants from abroad
  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    • About 1 hour to the venue
    • Domestic flights only
    • Also known as Itami Airport
  • Tokyo International Airport (HND)
    • About 4 hours to the venue
    • Only if you plan to visit the Tokyo area
    • Also known as Haneda Airport
  • Narita International Airport (NRT)
    • About 4.5 hours to the venue
    • Only if you plan to visit the Tokyo area
  • Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)
    • About 2.5 hours to the venue
    • Only if you plan to visit the Nagoya area
  • Fukuoka Airport (FUK)
    • About 4 hours to the venue
    • Only if you plan to visit the Hakata/Kyushu area

Maps & Directions

Accomodation

Sightseeing

Visa Application