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Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka)  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. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. It is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. It has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region for many centuries.

Osaka’s nickname — Tenka no Daidokoro (the nation’s kitchen) — originally referred to its Edo Period status as Japan’s rice-trade hub. Nowadays, it refers to its reputation as a gourmand’s paradise and okonomiyaki is arguably Osaka’s most famous dish: like an omelette and a pancake, okonomiyaki is customized with a choice of meat, seafood or noodles to create an infinitely variable classic. Other Osaka foods include kitsune udon (thick noodle soup blanketed by fried tofu); hakozushi (sushi pressed flat in a bamboo box; an edible tapestry); and, takoyaki — ball-shaped octopus fritters.

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Welcome Reception

We warmly invite participants to join us for dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. The reception is a great chance to meet other participants, network, discuss research and sample the famous cuisine of Osaka.

It has been said that the people of Osaka spend more on food than on anything else, and the term “kuidaore” (“eat until you drop”) is used to describe the food culture here. Not surprisingly, Osaka is famous for various local dishes, some of which have attained nationwide and even international fame

The menu will suit everyone’s tastes from Japanese and western to vegetarian and halal. We will depart from the Osaka Corona Hotel lobby promptly at 16:45 and walk as a group to the restaurant, which is only a few minutes on foot from the Corona Hotel.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 17:00 to 18:30
Style: All-you-can-eat-and drink
Food: Japanese, Vegetarian, Halal
Cost:  ¥1000 for Registrants / ¥3500 for guests
RSVP: Required (cancellations will incur a ¥500 penalty)

Please note that the reception is contingent on having a minimum number of dinner participants.

Event Location and Nearby Hotels

osaka corona

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Osaka, Osaka Corona Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Osaka Corona Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Osaka. Osaka Corona Hotel is a budget friendly hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free Wi-Fi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy a restaurant, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Osaka. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Osaka, Osaka Corona Hotel is located a short distance from Mainichi Broadcasting System Headquarter (Chayamachi Plaza) (3.0 km) and HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel (3.5 km).

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Osaka’s popular steakhouses such as Yakiniku no Matsuya Shin Osaka (grilled meat), The Cosmopolitan, and The Garden Oriental Osaka, all a short distance from Osaka Corona Hotel. Should time allow, Dorin- Tokaido Shinkansen 20th Anniversary Commemoration, Ajinokoji, and Water Service Memorial are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Osaka Corona Hotel is sure to make your visit to Osaka one worth remembering.

Hotel Facilities

  • cafe
  • banquet hall
  • conference room
  • large communal bath
  • non-smoking rooms
  • vending machine
  • coin laundry

Room Facilities

  • TV
  • video on demand
  • telephone
  • Internet (LAN)
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • electric kettle
  • tea set
  • refrigerator
  • hair dryer
  • trouser press (available to borrow)
  • desk lamp (available to borrow)
  • iron (available to borrow)
  • humidifier (available to borrow)
  • toilet with washlet
  • body soap
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • facial cleanser
  • toothbrush
  • razor
  • brush
  • towels
  • bath towel
  • nightgown
  • slippers

Available Services

  • laundry service
  • computer access available
  • fax available
  • massage service
  • express delivery
  • free luggage storage on day of check-in/check-out
  • Check-in 15:00
  • Check-out 10:00


Transportation to Corona Hotel from Kansai International Airport: Approximately 51 min to Shin-Osaka station by JR ‘Haruka’ limited express train. It is a 200m walk to hotel from Shin-Osaka station’s north exit and taking stairs towards Nishi-Awaji 1-chome.

Hotel Address

Osaka Corona Hotel

Address: 1 Chome-3-21 Nishiawaji, Higashiyodogawa Ward, Osaka, 533-0031


Hotel Reservations

It is not required to stay at the venue hotel. All participants are responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, disputes, etc., are the participant’s responsibility.

If you’re unable to secure a reservation at the venue hotel, there are many other hotels nearby. Questions regarding other hotels and rates should be directed to your travel agency.

Shin-Osaka Area Hotels

Shin-Osaka is the bullet train (shinkansen) stop where most travelers from other parts of Japan enter Osaka. It’s on the north side of the Yodo-gawa River, a few kilometers from the city center. There’s not much to do here, but there are plenty of restaurants and hotels.

There are plenty of places to stay and eat. If you can get a good deal on a hotel here, it’s a decent place to stay, especially since it’s on the shinkansen line and only 11 minutes from Kyoto, making this a good area for those who want to explore both Kyoto and Osaka without moving hotels. This is a good option for Japan Rail Pass holders.