Regional Information Sakai city

Sakai: Japan’s leading industrial city

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Industrial Policy Division, Commerce, Industry and Labor Department, Industrial Promotion BureauExternal site: a new window will open.

3-1 Minamikawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-city, Osaka Prefecture 590-0078
Tel: +81-72-228-7629 Fax: +81-72-228-8816
sansei@city.sakai.lg.jp

Sakai city

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Kansai International Airport is an international hub airport offering a large number of direct flights overseas. Access from Sakai to the airport takes approximately 30 minutes by train and 20 minutes by car, making it the nearest government-designated city for visitors from overseas. The City also has easy access to major expressway networks that lead to major cities all over Japan. It is located in the center of a huge consumer market; 8 million in Osaka Prefecture and 20 million in the Kansai region, providing an extremely convenient environment for the speedy exchange of people, goods and information.

Land

The expressway network connecting Sakai to Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and other markets is almost perfect. In addition, the planned completion of the Hanshin Expressway Yamatogawa Line is expected to further improve the convenience of transportation toward Nagoya

Air

Approx. 30 minutes by rail and 20 minutes by car from Sakai City to Kansai International Airport

Sea

After its designation as the International Container Strategic Port along with Keihin Port in 2010, it has been strengthening its competitiveness as international distribution hub by introduction of several incentives and propping up maintainance of major sea routes.

Railway

Sakai is working together with existing public transport systems and railway adjacent projects to support and promote community building along light rail transit (LRT) routes throughout the city, in order to build up the city's unique urban area and create a charming and comfortable community for everyone.