Osaka, Japan Meeting Planning Overview
Known for its strong economy, safe and friendly surroundings, culture, and cuisine, Osaka is also one of Japan's top meeting destinations. Located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan, the city is celebrated for its fusion of modernity and tradition, which can be seen in its many attractions and enjoyed in a multitude of Osaka event venues. Osaka is also home to a number of major international companies and research institutes, as well as an extensive railway network that makes accessing the city a breeze.
Osaka is served by the Kansai International Airport, a major Japanese travel hub that provides direct service to dozens of countries that sits just 30 minutes outside of downtown Osaka via train. Also serving Osaka, the Osaka International Airport, or Itami Airport, serves as the primary domestic airport for Japan's Kansai region.
Among the many convention venues in Osaka is the Osaka International Convention Center, or "Grand Cube Osaka." Perched on Nakanoshima Island in the heart of Osaka, the architecturally stunning center features a variety of conference and meeting rooms and puts meeting participants within easy reach of a variety of transportation options. A second convention option, the International Exhibition Center Osaka, also called Intex Osaka, serves as one of Japan’s largest international exhibition halls, spanning six buildings and more than 750,000 square feet of event space.
Osaka meeting participants have their choice of things to do when visiting the city. From exploring the landmark, glittery gold Osaka Castle to the serene Shitennoji temple, cherry tree-lined Kema Sakuranomiya Park to the exciting Dotonbori downtown stretch lined with massive neon signs and fantastic eateries, Osaka welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in city culture, history, and amusement.