Close to the World - Osaka Prefecture
Osaka is a major prefecture in Japan with a population of approximately 8 million, visited by more than 7 million foreign tourists annually. Osaka has flourished since ancient times as an international gateway where people, goods and culture come and go.
Where is Osaka located in Japan?
Osaka is located approximately 400 kilometers west from Tokyo and is adjacent to Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo and Wakayama prefectures.
What is the population and the area of Osaka?
Osaka Prefecture is one of Japan’s 47 prefectures and is located roughly in the center of Japan.
The area is approximately 1,905 square kilometers (2015), representing approximately 0.5% of the total land of Japan, making it the second smallest prefecture by size, but its population is 8.84 million as of Oct 1, 2015. Osaka’s population represents approximately 7% of the entire nation, making it the third most populous prefecture behind Tokyo and Kanagawa.
Manufacturing and Rugby Town - Higashiosaka City
To the west of Higashiosaka is Osaka City, the core of the Kansai region, and to the east is the ancient city Nara Prefecture. The rich nature of Mount Ikoma stands in the background and the bustling city is surrounded by greenery.
Higashiosaka City is widely known throughout Japan as a “Rugby town” and “Manufacturing town.”
The city has the oldest dedicated rugby stadium in Japan, Higashiosaka Hanazono Stadium, and will host the Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan and the World Masters Games 2021 in Kansai.
Where is Higashiosaka city located?
To the west is Osaka City, the core of the Kansai region, and to the east, is the ancient city, Nara Prefecture.
The city boasts excellent highways and railways, and it takes less than 1 hour to travel to Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Shinosaka,Osaka International Airport or Kansai International Airport.
What is the population and the area of Higashiosaka City?
With an area of 61.78 square kilometers, Higashiosaka City is the core city in the east of Osaka Prefecture. With a population of approximately 500,000, the city is the third most populous in Osaka Prefecture behind Osaka City and Sakai City.Higahiosaka City Information