Venue & Hospitality
Hyatt Regency Osaka
Conference Dates: April 17-18, 2019
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Instructions Exit the Hanshin Expressway from the Nanko-Kita ramp and follow the signs to Hyatt Regency Osaka (five minutes away). From the Osaka-Ko Chikko intersection, via the Osaka-Ko Sakishima Tunnel, it is approximately four kilometres to the hotel. Distances to the hotel Nakafuto Newtram Station 3 minutes walk Cosmosquare Subway Station 10 minutes walk Umeda/JR Osaka 25 minutes by car Namba/Shinsaibashi 30 minutes by car Shin Osaka (Shinkansen Station) 40 minutes by car Kansai International Airport (KIX) 40 minutes by car Osaka Domestic Airport (ITM) 50 minutes by car Universal Studios Japan® 15 minutes by car Kyoto 90 minutes by car Kobe 30 minutes by car Nara 60 minutes by car Non-stop Bus Service to and from Universal Studios Japan® The duration of the trip between USJ and our hotel will be approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic. The bus will run 2 times a day based on changes in Universal Studios Japan® operating hours.
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and serves a major economic hub. Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the “Nation’s Kitchen”. With a population of 2.5 million, Osaka is Japan’s third largest and second most important city. It has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region for many centuries. The city’s west side has the main port as well as a tourist destination with attractions such as Kyocera Dome, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka aquarium, Minami, Osaka castle, Umeda sky building and the Tempozan Harbour Village. The Osaka regions continued to play an important role in Japan’s development. Osaka’s development into a major city began in the mid-sixteenth century, a time of great social instability and frequent internal warfare. Local feudal lords acted autonomously, unrestrained by a weak central government. Osaka is known for its food, in Japan and abroad. Author Michael Booth and food critic François Simon of Le Figaro have suggested that Osaka is the food capital of the world. Osakans’ love for the culinary is made apparent in the old saying Kyotoites are financially ruined by overspending on clothing; Osakans are ruined by spending on food. Regional cuisine includes okonomiyaki (pan-fried batter cake), takoyaki (octopus in fried batter), undo (a noodle dish), as well as the traditional oshizushi (pressed sushi), particularly batter (pressed mackerel sushi). Osaka has started to garner more attention from foreigners with the increased popularity of cooking and dining in popular culture.
The best time to travel to Osaka in Japan The months May, June, July, September and October have nice weather with a good average temperature.
The city’s transport network is very well developed. Subways make it possible to reach anywhere in the city with in about 30 minutes. Osaka is about 30 minutes by train from Kyoto and Nara with their many cultural and historical sights, and Kobe with their exotic&fashionable atmosphere.