57th JDS2014

Secretariat
Department of Internal Medicine (I)
Osaka Medical College
2-7 Daigaku-machi,
Takatsuki City, Osaka 569-8686.
TEL: +81-6-683-1221
FAX: +81-6-685-1655
E-mail: jds2014@art.osaka-med.ac.jp
Staff Blog
Congress Secretariat
Japan Convention Services, Inc.
Keihanshin Yodoyabashi Bldg., 4-4-7,
Imabashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0042, JAPAN
TEL: +81-6-6221-5933
FAX: +81-6-6221-5938
E-mail: jds57@convention.co.jp
Access to Venue

Venues

Osaka International Convention Center
5-3-51 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, 530-0005 Japan
TEL: +81 (0)6-4803-5555
FAX: +81 (0)6-4803-5620
URL: http://www.gco.co.jp/en/index.php
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, 530-0005 Japan
TEL: +81 (0)6-6448-1121
FAX: +81 (0) 6-6448-4414
URL: http://www.rihga.com/osaka/
Hotel NCB Nakanoshima Center Building
6-2-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, 530-6691 Japan
TEL: +81 (0)6-6443-2255
FAX: +81 (0)6-6443-2259

Coming from Overseas

Japan has five international airports: Kansai International Airport, Narita International Airport, Chubu International Airport (Centrair), Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), and Osaka International Airport (Itami). All five airports have international flights. The best airport for this occasion, however, is Kansai International Airport, as it is located in south of Osaka and offering an easy access to the Osaka central area. Handling various international flights, Kansai International Airport connects Osaka with 70 cities in 28 countries and regions around the world.

Getting to Osaka Central Area

Located approximately in the center of Japan, Osaka is connected to major cities in the nation. Osaka has two city centers which are nicknamed Kita ("North") around Osaka/Umeda Station and Minami ("South") around Namba Station. Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport (Itami) and Shin-Osaka Train Station are the gateways for Osaka, and together with a web of public transportation network, make it easy for visitors to come from almost all the major cities to the Osaka central area.

From Kansai International Airport to Central Osaka

JR West
Rapid trains (kaisoku) connecting the airport with Osaka Station
Nankai Railways
"Rap:t" limited express trains (tokkyu) connecting the airport to Namba Station
Bus
Direct airport limousine buses from Kansai Airport to various places and hotels in Osaka, including Osaka Station and Namba Station

From Osaka International Airport (Itami) to Central Osaka

Bus
Airport buses connecting Itami Airport with many locations across Osaka, including Osaka Station, Shin-Osaka Station and Namba Station
Monorail and Train
Osaka Monorail from the airport for just one stop to Hotarugaike Station, then Hankyu Takarazuka Line for Umeda Station

From Shin-Osaka Station

JR West
Operating railways connecting Shin-Osaka Station with Osaka Station
Subway Midosuji Line
Connecting Shin-Osaka Station with Umeda Station
Subway Midosuji Line

Getting to Congress Venues

Once in the Osaka central area, you may find it easy to come to the congress venues. For details, please click here.

Traveling in Osaka and Visiting to Neighboring Cities

The city of Osaka is served by various railway and subway companies. Most relevant to foreign visitors of Osaka are the subway lines and the lines operated by JR West. The lines operated by the other private railway companies are useful for accessing neighboring cities and regions.

JR West
JR West operates a dense network of local train lines in the Osaka area. JR also operates lines to the Kansai Airport, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara and the Universal Studios.
Subway
Eight subway lines cover the area inside Osaka. They offer the quickest connection between Osaka's main districts.
Private Railways
Private companies, such as Kintetsu, Keihan, Nankai, Hankyu, and Hanshin, operate railways connecting Osaka to Kansai Airport, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and even as far as Wakayama and Nagoya.