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SDGs × MICE × Nakanoshima = Sustainable Meetings and Events

Nakanoshima: A resilient area connecting the past with the future.
"Cherished by the citizens of Osaka and representing the city's status as an aqua metropolis, Nakanoshima is a hub for business and for culture. We promote partnerships both locally and globally, and work to integrate innovation into all events."

Osaka International Convention Center

Nestled between the Dojima and Tosabori Rivers, Nakanoshima (“central island”) has long been the center of Osaka’s political and economic activity. Today it is also an oasis in the city surrounded by water and beautiful greenery, enchanting visitors and representing Osaka’s status as an aqua metropolis.

Aerial view of Nakanoshima

Osaka City Central Public Hall

Nakanoshima is one of Osaka’s leading MICE areas, featuring not just restaurants, cafes, museums for after-event entertainment, but also high functionality and usability. Many perfectly-equipped event facilities are on Nakanoshima, including the Osaka International Convention Center, the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka, the Osaka City Central Public Hall, and the Dojima River Forum. Nakanoshima will also be home to Japan’s foremost medical research center, the International Hub for Healthcare Innovation, which is currently under development.

Nearby Facilities

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka was established in February 2022. The museum has a collection of over 6,000 works of art and designs from the mid-nineteenth century up until the present, with a focus on representative works of art and design from Japan and overseas.

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Osaka City Central Public Hall

Osaka City Central Public Hall was completed in 1918 with the financial contribution from Mr. Einosuke Iwamoto, an Osaka native. The hall has since been deeply involved in the development of culture and art in Osaka, and was designated an Important Cultural Property in December 2002. It became the first public hall in western Japan to receive such a distinction.

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Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka)

Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) is a high quality presentation space to be used for events, seminars, and other purposes, offering great access not only within Osaka but also outside of Kansai area. The OICC has been used for numerous events including international conferences such as the G7 Ministers' Meetings, large academic conferences, ceremonies, various concerts and exhibitions, and many other purposes such as use as a filming location.
The facility has a total of 28 different bookable venues, including the Main Hall and the 2,600 sq. m. Event Hall. The first floor is directly connected to the neighboring Rihga Royal Hotel. The OICC places great importance on accessibility, taking food diversity and dietary needs into consideration, and also providing a prayer room, nursing room, and accessible restrooms.

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

With legendary service for guests foreign and domestic, a banquet hall that ranks among the largest in Osaka, a wide variety of rooms, and a restaurant offering western, Chinese, and Japanese foods, the Rihga Royal Hotel can cater to all your needs. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located next to the Osaka International Convention Center and is connected to Nakanoshima Station on the Keihan line. Come experience the hotel's fusion of traditional Japanese beauty and modern luxury.

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