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As a longtime cultural and economic hub of Japan, Osaka has much to offer in terms of traditional and contemporary cultural tourism, from bunraku puppet theater (a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage) to Osaka-jo Castle, Dotombori, Universal Studios Japan and more. Another major advantage of Osaka is the easy access it offers to World Heritage sites in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Wakayama, which are all in the Kansai region. Some World Heritage sites can be reached in 45 minutes. In addition, Osaka’s food culture is so abundant that it is known as a kuidaore-no-machi (a town where you can eat until you drop). Osaka’s particular brand of hospitality is a great way to welcome guests from overseas.


Kansai International Airport Station→Namba Station:Approx. 40 min. by train(Nankai Electric Railway Limited Express “Rapi:t”)
Kansai International Airport Station→Osaka Station:Approx. 70 min. by train(JR Airport Rapid Service)
Kansai International Airport Station→Namba Station:50 min. by limousine bus
Kansai International Airport Station→Osaka Station:60 min. by limousine bus

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Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Hands-on Experience with Noh Theater at Yamamoto Noh Theater
Hands-on Experience with Noh Theater at Yamamoto Noh Theater
Sumo Experience
Sumo Experience

The OCTB will introduce unique programs to create lasting memories. Visitors can enjoy bunraku puppet theater (a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) at the National Bunraku Theater, where English audio guides are available for a fee. Visitors can also enjoy noh and kyogen theater at the Yamamoto Noh Theater and Ohtsuki Noh Theater. The Yamamoto Noh Theater offers a special private program with English subtitles, and is also available for parties. There are countless hands-on experiences for visitors to take part in, among which some of the most popular include sumo wrestling in a real wrestling ring, making takoyaki (octopus dumpling), and crafting nigiri sushi.



Advantages and Characteristics

  • Green policies and a circular economy
  • Partnerships at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

Support Programs for Convention

Support for bidding process
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
Site inspection Arranging an inspection trip for site selection English
Support for hosting/preparation
Category Type of Support Availability Languages
PR Support for encouraging participation in the event English
Supporting other PR activities English
Conference and event preparation Providing information on PCOs, travel agencies and event management companies English
Providing information on reception venues (including unique venues) English
Providing information on related programs (local attractions, traditional performing arts, post-convention programs, sightseeing and hands-on experiences with Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants) English
Providing tourism information English
Requesting nominal support English
Coordinating with relevant organizations English
Conference and event operation Arranging reception venues (including unique venues) English
Arranging volunteers English
Setting up an information desk English
Providing maps/guidebooks for participants English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Arranging shuttle buses
Providing convention bags English
Hospitality Welcome posters and digital signage English
Welcome message by the head of the local government English
Providing discount tickets to tourist facilities English
Providing discounts on public transportation English
Dispatching tourism ambassadors English
Related programs Making arrangements for attractions and traditional performing arts English
Making arrangements for post-convention programs
Making arrangements for sightseeing and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for persons accompanying conference participants
Arranging tour interpreters and guides

Support Programs for Incentive Travel

Support for Promoting Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Site inspection support (provision of accommodation, food, tourist activities)
Creation of draft proposals, providing information
Support During Incentive Travel
Type of Support Availability
Airport transfer services
Welcome banners
Chartered transport (e.g. coaches)
Prepaid cards for public transport
Venues (MICE facilities, unique venues)
Event management services
Recruiting volunteers to assist at events
Excursions, technical visits etc.
Attractions, entertainment etc.
Experience programs
Local cuisine, traditional cuisine
Greeting at airport or station -
Greeting or welcome letter from local government head -
Travel brochures
Discount coupons -
Giveaways -