2. Proposed Site

Osaka has a world-class transportation infrastructure. The city is serviced by three major airports, numerous large seaports, and connected to the rest of Japan through a network of immaculate superhighways and world-famous Shinkansen bullet trains. Access for both domestic and international guests could not be easier.

An analysis of the expected approximately 28 million visitors and resulting accommodation requirements, together with plans for new construction and assumptions for the demand of other visitors, demonstrates that Osaka’s accommodation would be more than sufficient. Even at peak visiting periods, there would be room to spare in nearby hotels.

The venue itself, Yumeshima Island (which literally translates as dream island) is a man-made island owned by Osaka City. This allows authorities total freedom to design and develop the infrastructure required for an optimal Expo experience.

With its captivating views of the Seto Inland Sea, its continuous light breeze, and its proximity to central Osaka—only 20 to 30 minutes from downtown—Yumeshima Island would live up to its name as a dream venue for the Expo.