Umeda Area

Osaka’s center of business with unparalleled access.

Osaka and western Japan's transportation hub, Umeda boasts unparalled access to the rest of the region and Japan. Many convention facilities and event venues have direct and underground access to Osaka's primary rail stations. Umeda is a bustling commercial district with high-tech facilities to foster a creative environment, as well as deparment stores, theaters, and gourmet restaurants.

Umeda Sky Building

Osaka’s Umeda Area is home to western Japan’s largest rail terminal, allowing for incredibly convenient domestic access. 2023 will see the opening of a new train line with a direct connection between Kansai International Airport and Shin-Osaka Station, which will rapidly improve access even further. The Umeda Area is incredibly well-equipped as a center of business, featuring small to medium-sized meeting and exhibition facilities such as Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center, the InterContinental Hotel Osaka, and the Umeda Sky Building.

Osaka Station

The area also has many internationally-renowned hotel brands ranging from 5-star hotels to budget-friendly accommodations, further increasing event capabilities.

With shopping, dining, theaters, and even short day trips to Tokyo, Kobe, or Nara, there is an incredible abundance of after-convention entertainment and experiences. The Umeda Area is ideal for MICE events looking for convenience, creativity, and excitement.

Nearby Facilities

Hotel Hankyu International

This luxury hotel pursues the concept of “SUPREME” under the theme of “flower,” an element that eases people’s minds around the world. Hotel Hankyu International ensures that guests enjoy a relaxing and exquisite time.

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The Westin Osaka

The ballroom with European classical decoration is glitz, splendiferous and dignity. This venue size is 900 sq. m., the ceiling height is 6.5 meters, and can accommodate up to 1,000 people.
The Westin Osaka promises a comfortable stay with rooms of over 41 sq. m. in size and Heavenly® Beds uniquely developed by the Westin brand.

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Hilton Osaka

Hilton Osaka is located in the heart of Osaka, making it an ideal choice whether you are traveling on business or pleasure. Just minutes from JR Osaka Station, easy access from the Kansai International Airport and Osaka (Itami) International Airport, Hilton Osaka is also close to several attractions including Osaka Castle, Osaka International Conference Center, National Bunraku Theater, Osaka Shiki Theater, Osaka Aquarium, and INTEX Osaka. The hotel is about 30 min. to the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara and Kobe, and the 562 well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer incredible views of the city. Guests can enjoy facilities such as five restaurants, a fitness center, and a relaxation salon.

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Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Center

This full-scale urban convention center is directly connected to JR Osaka Station.
The main hall boasts approximately 1,700 sq. m. in floor space with a ceiling height of 7.4 m, and can be divided into either two or three sections. The nine conference rooms of various sizes, ranging from 70 to 220 sq. m., are equipped with full audio, visual, and streaming capabilities. The facility can meet a wide variety of needs for international conferences, academic meetings, exhibitions, and any other event.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka

The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka offers exceptional hospitality and has been awarded the title of "Five Star" by the Forbes Travel Guide, making it the first hotel in Osaka to receive this distinction. The hotel's design blends city-inspired aesthetics with the grace of an 18th-century British manor house. Indulge in a diverse range of global cuisine, including the Michelin-starred French restaurant La Baie and Tempura by Hanagatami.
The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 guests, and can be adapted to the purpose and scale of your event with the hotel's professional and personal service.

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Hotel Granvia Osaka is conveniently located above JR Osaka Station in the heart of Umeda. This hotel in Osaka city is suitable for both leisure and business travelers.

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Umeda South Hall

Umeda South Hall is located in the best location in Umeda, which is Osaka and western Japan’s transportation hub. The venue is within about 5-minute walk of all major stations in the area. The large hall is showcased by the 900-capacity for conferences, exhibitions, parties, and more.

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