Study in Osaka
Osaka is the powerhouse and commercial center of the second largest Japanese metropolitan area, in the Kansai region in the west of Japan. It is one of the most popular destinations for international students to study in Japan.
Unlike Tokyo, Osaka has a lively down-to-earth atmosphere, famous for hearty street food, friendly and outgoing Osaka people. The warm inclusive local culture has cultivated many well-known Japanese comedians.
Interesting facts about Osaka
- Population: Osaka city is the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama, with a population of 2.6 millions.
- Landmark historical site: Osaka Castle: A modern reconstruction of the castle tower, has about 400 years historical significance.
- Universal Studios Japan (USJ) - the first Universal Studios theme park, opened outside of the USA
- Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world.
- The biggest attractions are the surrounding Kansai cities of Kyoto, Nara and Kobe that you can reach in less than an hour on public transport. When you study in Osaka you get the privilege of living in a big city with easy access to some of the most important cultural sites in Japan.
- Food: Hometown of the famous Japanese food - Takoyaki (octopus balls) and Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake)
- Arts: Birthplace of traditional Japanese performing arts - Kabuki and Bunraku theatres.
- Airport: Kansai International Airport is the 3 busiest airports in Japan, after Haneda and Narita in the Tokyo area. The famous Ex-Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn’s escape took place in this airport, when he fled Japan in December 2019.
- Access: Owing to the fantastic railway network in Japan, it takes only 2.5 hours from Osaka to Tokyo, capital of Japan, by Shinkansen (bullet train); and merely 24 mins on a rapid train to Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, on a very cheap rate.
- Climate: Like most places in Honshu island, Osaka has four distinct seasons with mild winters and humid summers.
International Education in Osaka
As one of most international cities in Japan, many international students and foreigners study and work in Osaka. Many universities in Japan nowadays offer subjects and programs in English. However, learning and mastering Japanese is essential for cultural immersion and integration into society. We work with a a number of prestigious Japanese language schools in Osaka. They have rich experience in teaching both practical and academic Japanese to foreigners, and great passion in spreading Japanese culture and value globally. Fill out an info request to get help to study in Osaka.