Location & Venue 会場・アクセス

Kansai University – Senriyama Campus 関西大学 千里山キャンパス

Kansai University, abbreviated as Kandai, or Kansaidai, is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Suita, Osaka, Japan and in two other locations: Sakai and Takatsuki, Osaka. - Official Website


Kansai University – Senriyama Campus
Yamatecho 3-3-35,
Suita City
Osaka Prefecture 
Japan 564-8680

関西大学 千里山キャンパス
大阪府 吹田市

Access アクセス

From Osaka-Umeda Station take the Hankyu Senri Line bound for Kita-senri. Get off at Kandai-mae Station (20 minutes). From there it’s a 5 minute walk to Kansai University, Senriyama Campus.

About the Kansai Region (Kobe–Kyoto–Osaka–Nara)

The Kansai region is Japan’s historic, cultural and artistic heart, including the metropolis of Osaka, the former capital of Kyoto and the spiritual centre of Nara all within easy reach of each other. The Kansai region has been the home of the IAFOR Asian Conference Series since 2009, and IAFOR has welcomed more than 10,000 academics to the area.

At Kansai’s core are the bustling international cities of Osaka and Kobe. Osaka, a financial powerhouse, with its skyscrapers and energetic pace of life, borders the international port of Kobe, where the conference is held. Kyoto, the Imperial capital of Japan from 1180 to 1868 and the country’s cultural heart, home to hundreds of shrines and temples including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is located just a short train ride from Osaka and Kobe. Kyoto is a fascinating mix of nature and artistic and architectural beauty, where the traditional meets the modern, and where it is still possible to see geisha in traditional kimono shuffling along cobblestone streets. Nara offers a window on a different era of Japanese history: the city was Japan's first permanent capital from 710 to 784 and is the place where Buddhism first took root in Japan. Himeji Castle, a 40-minute train ride west of the city of Kobe, dates back to 1333 and is the best surviving example of Japanese castle architecture.

The Kansai region is also known as the nation’s kitchen, boasting an enormous choice of food options to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful street food to world-famous Kobe beef and kaiseki – high-end, traditional Kyoto cuisine.

Photo | Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto