COPD 2018 Meeting & Hospitality
ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka, 1-3-1 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0004
Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. Osaka has a history that dates back over 1400 years. The whole region is home to over 17 million people, while the Osaka area is home to just over 2.6 million. This makes Osaka the third largest Japanese city after Tokyo and Yokohama to the north.The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark.Today Osaka is a modern city with a rich historical past that gives it a unique and distinct style with its own traditional arts, cuisine and entertainment. This is a city that knows how to enjoy itself.Osaka is fairly easy to get around, the public transport system, like much of Japan, is best in class. There is a very good train network, which includes a great subway network which is the second biggest in Japan that gets visitors to most places of interest around the city and the JR Osaka Loop line that circles the city. The Midosuji Subway Line is the main artery which links Shin Osaka, Umeda, Shinsaibashi, Namba and Tennoji. Most of the stations have huge shopping complexes built on top or around them.