Ever since the Middle Ages, Osaka has been a melting pot. People, goods, culture, and information – have all passed through and come together in Osaka, giving birth to something new and valuable. In the 21st century, Osaka is expected to play an even greater role as a crossroad of international exchange. This is where the Osaka International Convention Center is making its contribution. The OICC is familiar to many people regardless of age or country as an international exchange and base that promotes connections. As well as being easily accessible from Kansai International Airport (KIX) and the Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train), Nakanoshima is conveniently located near the fabulous Universal Studios Japan theme park. And with its proximity to some of Japan’s most unique and exciting cities, like Kyoto and Kobe, this is the perfect starting point for international visitors to enjoy the Kansai region. Offering Osaka’s famous hospitality, OICC is ready to provide visitors with the finest services in an exceptional environment.
Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, and the central metropolis of the Kansai region. It is home to the largest seaport in Japan and many leading Japanese manufacturers. Osaka is a major city with sites ranging from historical heritage gems to entertainment spots. The origin of its glorious history dates back to the 5th century when it flourished as the political and economic center of Japan. Osaka has inherited a lot of unique characteristics as a result of it being a focal point of international exchange. Today, Osaka is a place that blends ancient history with ultra-modern attractions. You can tour the ramparts of Osaka Castle and venerable temples before shopping for the latest electronics and going up to the 300-meter-tall observatory, all in one day. Famous for the quality of its cuisine, Osaka will delight foodies, but it’s just as enticing for nightlife fans thanks to lively, sleepless neighborhoods such as Namba. The main international gateway to Osaka is Kansai International Airport (KIX). In Osaka it takes about an hour to go from KIX to the city center by train or airport bus.The other main cities of the Kansai region, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe all take less than an hour by train from Osaka.