Location & Venue

Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

Osaka University Nakanoshima Center


On foot: The Osaka University Nakanoshima Center is 20 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station.
Taxi: Taxis to and from the JR Osaka Station are around 1,000 JPY.
Subway: Subway Station for the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center: Nakanoshima Station (Keihan Nakanoshima Subway Line). Osaka University Nakanoshima Center is served by the recently built Keihan-Nakanoshima Subway line, which runs across the centre of the city. Trains regularly from 5AM until around midnight.

From Kansai International Airport: By train take the JR Rapid Express train service to Osaka Station. It takes 65 minutes. It’s a little slower than the other services, but it goes directly to JR Osaka Station, where you can take the shuttle bus to the Rihga.

All trains leave from the Kansai Airport station across the road from the arrivals hall; there is a clearly marked walkway on the 2nd floor.

Access Map [PDF] Official Site


Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Nakanoshima 4-3-53,
Kita Ward, Osaka
Osaka Prefecture 530-0005
Tel: 06-6444-2100

About the Kansai Region (Osaka-Kobe–Kyoto–Nara)

The Kansai region is Japan’s historic, cultural and artistic heart, including the metropolis of Osaka, the former capital of Kyoto and the spiritual centre of Nara all within easy reach of each other.

At Kansai’s core are the bustling international cities of Osaka and Kobe. Osaka, a financial powerhouse, with its skyscrapers and energetic pace of life, borders the international port of Kobe, where the conference is held. Kyoto, the Imperial capital of Japan from 1180 to 1868 and the country’s cultural heart, home to hundreds of shrines and temples including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is located just a short train ride from Osaka and Kobe. Kyoto is a fascinating mix of nature and artistic and architectural beauty, where the traditional meets the modern, and where it is still possible to see geisha in traditional kimono shuffling along cobblestone streets. Nara offers a window on a different era of Japanese history: the city was Japan's first permanent capital from 710 to 784 and is the place where Buddhism first took root in Japan. Himeji Castle, a 40-minute train ride west of the city of Kobe, dates back to 1333 and is the best surviving example of Japanese castle architecture.

The Kansai region is also known as the nation’s kitchen, boasting an enormous choice of food options to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful street food to world-famous Kobe beef and kaiseki – high-end, traditional Kyoto cuisine.