City of Osaka

Port & Harbor Bureau, City of Osaka

Business

Competitive advantages

Possible to accommodate mega cruise ships

Because there is no height-restricting bridge from the outside of the Port and the Tempozan Wharf, the Port of Osaka can even accommodate large-scale ships. As the Tempozan Wharf is located virtually straight ahead from the Daikanmon (port entrance), ships are possible to approach in straight line.
In 2016, Port of Osaka served as a port of call for a cruise from and to Shanghai of Quantum of the Seas, an extra-large cruise ship 348 m long, 71m high (8.8 m draft), and tonnage 168,000 tons (with 4,400 passengers and 1,600 crew members).

Quantum of the Seas

Smooth turnaround

As a turnaround hub, the Port of Osaka is very convenient thanks to its good access to Kansai International Airport and rationalized and accelerated procedures for entering and departing ships based on collaboration with related organizations such as Immigration Authority.

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Tempozan Wharf

Tempozan Wharf

Tempozan Passenger Terminal Building

Tempozan Passenger Terminal Building

Passenger Gangway (Boarding Bridge)

Passenger Gangway (Boarding Bridge)

Other Wharves for Cruise Ships

Other Wharves for Cruise Ships

Incentives to Cruise Ship

To further attract cruise ships and raise its status as a cruise port, the Port of Osaka exempts all charges (collected by the City of Osaka) for cruise ships. (This exemption started in June 2014.)

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Ensuring security for cruise ships (SOLAS)

In compliance with the SOLAS Convention that was revised after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., the Port set up fences and security cameras and tightened security for port and harbor facilities through gate control both for men and vehicles. This is to prevent harmful threats such as terrorist attacks, and enhance reliability of international maritime transport system.

Vibrant and Convenient Location

Tempozan Passenger Terminal is located in close proximity to commercial facilities including Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ー a well-known tourist spot, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and Tempozan Market Place. Visitors can start enjoying a tour the moment they get off a cruise ship. Universal Studios Japan® is located on the opposite shore, and is accessible by shuttle boat in 10 minutes. A walk from the wharf to Osakako Station (a subway station) takes only 5 minutes on foot. It takes a minimum of 20 minutes to reach the downtown area of Osaka from the station.

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Fly & Cruise

Tempozan Passenger Terminal is accessible from Kansai International Airport in about 30 minutes by car (about 60 minutes by limousine bus). The airport is linked with about 67 cities around the world by direct flights. Thus, Tempozan is conveniently located for fly & cruise packages.

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Gateway to major tourist spots in Kansai

Thanks to its close proximity to an expressway entrance (only 5 minutes from Tempozan), the Port of Osaka offers good vehicle access not only to Osaka’s city center but also many parts of Kansai.
Kyoto and Nara, very popular tourist destinations, can be reached within only about 1 hour.

Gateway to manager tourist spots in Kansai

Approximate time required from Tempozan Passenger Terminal to major transport hubs and sightseeing spots in Osaka and other neighboring areas
For Osaka’s tourist information, please refer to Osaka Tourist Guide at http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/