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Osaka, Japan  

Osaka is located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan. Osaka City, which was incorporated in 1889, has a population of 2.5 million and an area of 221 square kilometers. Osaka Prefecture, which includes Osaka City (its capital) and 42 other municipalities, has a population of 8.7 million and a total land mass of about 1,905 square kilometers. Although Osaka is Japan's second smallest prefecture by size, its population represents 7% of the entire nation, making it the second most populous prefecture after Tokyo. Furthermore, 10% of all non-Japanese residents live in Osaka. Kansai(Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga and Osaka) area covers a total of 27,350 square kilometers within a radius of 100 km from the center of Osaka. The population exceeds 20 million, making it one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world.


Attractions


Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle, which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government.

Osaka Museum of History
The Osaka Museum of History lies just outside Osaka Castle Park. The top floor of this museum is a full-size re-creation of the inside of the Naniwanomiya Palace. Each of the other floors introduces a different Period in Osaka's past, using exhibit models and going from ancient days to more recent times as you move down.

Shinsekai
To the west of Tennoji Park is Shin-Sekai, one of Osaka's most interesting neighborhoods. This area has remained largely untouched over the years. At the beginning of the 20th Century the area flourished, and pulsed with amusement attractions and restaurants that drew enormous crowds. Today, little of the bustle remains, but many old eating and drinking establishments can still be found.

(Reference: http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/)

Tourist Information Osaka

Located Central concourse of JR Osaka Station providing information on Osaka.

OPEN HOURS
7:00-23:00 (Ticket Sales 8:00-22:00)

TRANSPORTATION
Central concourse at Osaka Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
Short walk from Umeda Station on the Subway Midosuji Line

Visa Information

ICDIP organizer hereby reiterates that we are NOT authorized to assist with any Visa application works. We, here include the organization itself, the conference secretariat, international liaisons and any individuals or parties related to ICDIP committee. ICDIP committee does not issue organization registration letter, guarantee letter, schedule of staying letter, local sponsor letter, and governmental format invitation letter, but provided only Invitation Letter issued by the Conference Committee Board.

You may be required to submit a letter of guarantee to the embassy. Here ICDIP committee would like to emphasize the difference between a letter of invitation and a letter of guarantee.


Letter of Invitation:
A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.

Letter of Guarantee:
A Letter of Guarantee is an individual/party who agrees to be legally and financially responsible for your staying during your visit in the country you’re going to. ICDIP committee will NOT provide any Letter of Guarantee.

Should your application be denied, ICDIP committee cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MPFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual be denied.

Please visit The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website on http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html#section2 for information and regulations about your visa application.