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.”
Higashiosaka City is the third most populous city in Osaka Prefecture after Osaka City and Sakai City. Currently the city has a population of approximately 500,000 and has been developing as a core city.
Rugby TownThe City of Rugby
Higashiosaka City boasts the first dedicated rugby stadium to be built in Japan (completed in 1929).
The national high school rugby tournament has been carried out in Hanazono Rugby Stadium since 1963 and the stadium is also known as a hallowed ground for high school rugby players.
Furthermore, the stadium has been confirmed as a venue for Rugby World Cup 2019™ and World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
Reconstruction work finished at the end of September 2018 and the stadium was reborn as the Higashi-Osaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium.
Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium InformationTo the Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium Information page
Rugger Dining in Higashiosaka
Higashiosaka inner city restaurants provide original meals to entertain visitors styled after so called after match functions, where rugby players praise each other and eat together after a match.
Manufacturing TownThe City of Technology
There are over 6,000 factory in Higashiosaka City and they are some of the best facilities in Japan.
Products made in Higashiosaka have been used in applications such as Tokyo Skytree, bullet trains and airplanes, where precise skills are required.
In addition, products made in Higashiosaka such as safety sports sunglasses to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays, anti-fog swimming goggles and lightweight and high rigidity bicycle race helmets succeed not only domestic but also international sporting markets, including the Olympics.
Because of the wide variety of products produced, from artificial satellites to toothbrushes, Higashisaka is highly regarded as the city that produces everything and offers everything from both within and outside of Japan.
Tech Plaza HIGASHIOSAKA
Tech Plaza HIGASHIOSAKA is a business matching website that connects Higashiosaka manufacturing companies and their advanced technology with companies looking for business partners to perform processing, procurement of components and making prototypes.
Higashiosaka Brand Promotion Organization
Higashiosaka Brand Promotion Organization consists of companies that offer Higashiosaka brand certified products. The organization undertakes activities to develop new markets for certified products and raise awareness of the Higashiosaka brand.