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Waterfront Development


Yumeshima is already in operation on the eastern bank as a container terminal, high-standard logistics hub. Along the western bank is a waste processing site where a substantial "mega solar" power plant is also situated. The Osaka City Government along with the Osaka Prefectural Government and Kansai business community created the "Yumeshima Development Concept" in August 2017. Joint efforts are taking place to make Yumeshima become a new global tourism hub.

Bird's-eye view of the Yumeshima

Yumeshima's Potential

  • Capable of supporting large town development in the future.
  • Waterfront location presents a sense of "escape from the ordinary."
  • Possible of reinforcing the transportation network throughout Western Japan, including Kansai International Airport, the waterfront area, downtown of Osaka, and other cities in Kansai.

Location of Yumeshima Container Terminal

Initially Developed Area

Approximately 20ha of the initially developed area has been improved as the Industrial and Logistics Zone and with a target of accommodating factories and large-scale logistical facilities, the zone is advertised for sale to new and advancing business entities.

With the initially developed area formed with the Yumeshima Container Terminal and the area directly behind the Container Terminal, we aim for logistical optimization through the establishment of distribution warehouses. Furthermore, by creating more shipment activities through promoting the establishment of frontier industries, making the most of the area’s designation as a Comprehensive International Strategy Zone, we make utmost efforts toward strengthening its international logistics functions as Strategic International Container Ports.

Land-use in Yumeshima

Yumesaki Tunnel

Yumesaki tunnel, which promotes the town-establishment of Yumeshima while ensuring the shipment of container freight that supports various industries and the lives of the citizens, is an access road linking Sakishima and Yumeshima (Opened in August, 2009)

umesaki tunnel Entrance of Yumesaki tunnnel

Yumemai Bridge

Linking Maishima and Yumeshima Islands, the Yumemai Bridge has an integral part of the area's transport system. The bridge, of moveable swing-type arch construction that is capable of being swung open in the event that the port's main passage becomes impassable. This unique design makes it the first of its kind in the world.

Yumasaki bridge Yumasaki bridge swinging Yumasaki bridge opened
(1) Open to traffic (2) Swinging the bridge open (3) Open to allow ships to pass

The future of Yumeshima
  • A new driver of Osaka growth - Global Tourism Hub -
  • Enhancement of existing growth drivers - International Logistics Hub -
  • Appropriate zoning, urban infrastructure, etc.


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