13-16 September 2022
Osaka University
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Travel and Accommodation

1. Travel

To Osaka

Osaka has the following major gateways.

  • A. Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    • This is the main international airport for Osaka. 
  • B. Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    • Despite its name, this is a domestic airport.  However, there are many connection flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), Narita International Airport (NRT), and Fukuoka Airport (FUK).
  • C. Shin-Osaka Station for Shinkansen (bullet train)

1.1 To Osaka University Toyonaka Campus

The conference venue in Osaka University Toyonaka Campus is a 10-minute walk from Shibahara-Handai-Mae (Shibahara, #13) on Osaka Monorail.  The monorail runs from Osaka International Airport (ITM, #11), and also connects to Osaka Metro Midosuji Line at Senri-Chuo station (#15/M08).  (To be exact, the segment between Senri-Chuo and Esaka is operated by Kita Osaka Kyuko Line.)

1.2 Moving around in Osaka area

Buy **** card!

 

2. Accommodation

Many hotels are available in the following areas.  [Map] 

  1. Near Esaka station (M11) on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line [Access]
  2. Near Shin-Osaka station (M13) on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line [Access]
  3. Near Senri-Chuo station (M08/#15) on Osaka Monorail [Access]
  4. Near Osaka International Airport (ITM) [Access]

Please use your favorite web service, such as: hotels.combooking.comagoda, jalan, or trivago which compares between them.  Some decent hotels are also listed below.

Notes:

  • If you want a non-smoking room, specify so at the time of reservation.  
  • Breakfast is optional at most hotels.  Choose a plan with breakfast if you need it.
  • Hotels that offer prices for short stays (“Rest”, 2-3 hours) are usually for couples.
  • Extremely cheap hotels might be “capsule hotels”.  
  • For the list of hotels listed below, the areas of the rooms are given for a room with a single-bed (single), and twi-beds (twin).
  • No tipping is necessary.  

2.1 Esaka area

  • Shin-Osaka Eaka Tokyu REI Hotel 
    address: 9-6 Toyotsu, Suita, Osaka 564-0051
    phone: +81-6-6338-0109
    [1-minute walk from Exit 9 of Esaka Station.  Free Wi-Fi.  14.6 m^2 (single), 18.4 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]
  • APA Hotel Shinosaka Esaka Ekimae 
    address: 1-3 Enoki, Suita, Osaka 564-0053
    phone: +81-6-4861-0411
    [1-minute walk from Exit 8 of Esaka Station.  11 m^2 (single), 27 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]

2.1.0 to Osaka Univ. Toyonaka Campus

From Esaka, take Osaka Metro Midosuji Line to Senri-Chuo, and change to Osaka Monorail bound for Osaka Airport, and get off at Shibahara-Handai-Mae (Shibahara).

2.1.A from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Take Nankai Line to Namba (NK01/M20), and change to Osaka Metro Midosuji Line bound for Senri-Chuo, and get off at Esaka.

2.1.B from Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Take Osaka Monorail to Senri-Chuo, and change to Kita Osaka Kyuko Line (Osaka Metro Midosuji Line) to Esaka.

2.1.C from Shin-Osaka

Take Osaka Metro Midosuji Line bound for Senri-Chuo, and get off at Esaka.

 


 

2.2 Shin-Osaka area

  • Karaksa Hotel Grande 
    address: 3-3-24 Miyama, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 532-0003
    phone: +81-6-6391-6602
    [5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Shin-Osaka Osaka Metro Station.  15.2 m^2 (single), 21.9 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]
  • Hotel Mystays Shin Osaka Conference Center 
    address: 6-2-19 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 532-0011
    phone: +81-6-6302-5571
    [5-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shin-Osaka Osaka Metro Station.  10 m^2 (single), 13 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]

2.2.0 to Osaka Univ. Toyonaka Campus

Take Osaka Metro Midosuji Line bound for Senri-Chuo, change to Osaka Monorail bound for Osaka Airport, and get off at Shibahara-Handai-Mae (Shibahara).

2.2.A from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Take Nankai Line to Namba (NK01/M20), and change to Osaka Metro Midosuji Line bound for Senri-Chuo, and get off at Shin-Osaka.

2.2.B from Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Take a bus bus bound for Shin-Osaka.

2.2.C from Shin-Osaka Station

Just walk to your hotel.


2.3 Senri-Chuo area

  • Senri Hankyu Hotel Osaka 
    address: 2-1 Shinsenri-Higashimachi,Toyonaka,Osaka 560-0082
    phone: +81-6-6872-2211
    [3-minute walk to Osaka Monorail Senri-Chuo Station.  Free Wi-Fi.  15 m^2 (single), 22 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]

There is only one hotel, Senri Hankyu Hotel Osaka.

2.3.0 to Osaka Univ. Toyonaka Campus

From Senri-Chuo, take Osaka Monorail bound for Osaka Airport, and get off at Shibahara-Handai-Mae (Shibahara).

2.3.A from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Take a limousine bus operated by Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise bound for Osaka Airport, take Osaka Monorail to Senri-Chuo, and walk.

2.3.B from Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Take Osaka Monorail to Senri-Chuo, and walk.

2.3.C from Shin-Osaka Station

Take Osaka Metro Midosuji Line bound for Senri-Chuo, and walk.


2.4 Osaka International Airport area

  • Osaka Air Terminal Hotel
    address: 3-555 Hotarugaike-Nishimachi, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0036
    phone: +81-6-6853-0117
    [Located inside the airport terminal building.  Free Wi-Fi.  15 m^2 (single), 21.6 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]
  • Toyoko Inn Osaka Itami Airport 
    address: 2-13-16 Hotarugaike-Nishimachi, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0036
    phone: +81-6-6302-5571
    [6-min walk from Osaka International (Itami) Airport.  Free Wi-Fi.  11.7 m^2 (single), 14.9 m^2 (twin). Offers breakfast.  Has non-smoking rooms.]

Other hotels are visible from the airport, but you cannot cross the road to take a short cut.  You may want to call the hotel for a pick up.

2.4.0 to Osaka Univ. Toyonaka Campus

Take Osaka Monorail either from Osaka Airport or Hotarugaike stations bound for Kadoma-shi, and get off at Shibahara-Handai-Mae (Shibahara).

2.4.A from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Take a limousine bus operated by Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise bound for Osaka Airport.

2.4.B from Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Well, you are there.

2.4.C from Shin-Osaka Station

Take a bus bound for Osaka (Itami) Airport.