Organization Overview

Our History

In 2003, to attract tourists under an all-Osaka structure, the Osaka Tourism & Convention Association was established under a body comprised of Osaka Prefecture, the City of Osaka, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2013, based on agreement between the leaders of Osaka Prefecture, the City of Osaka, and business organizations in Osaka (Kansai Economic Federation, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Kansai Association of Corporate Executives,) the Osaka Government Tourism Bureau was established as the main body for implementing tourism projects within the Osaka Convention & Tourism Association to carry out strategic tourism promotion as part of the Osaka Urban Attraction Development Strategy.
In 2015, the Association was restructured and renamed, and the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau was established in its current form as a public interest incorporated foundation. The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau has since received certification under Japanese law as Osaka's official DMO (Destination Management/Marketing Organization) and Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture joined the Bureau in 2020.

Our Main Initiatives

  • Tourism Strategy Formulation and Self-Funding

    Initiatives including formulating DMO project strategy and securing new revenue streams
  • Strategic Marketing

    Initiatives including analyzing Big Data and surveying foreign visitors at Kansai International Airport
  • Formulation of an All-Encompassing Information Network

    Iniatives including the digitalization of promotional tools
  • One-stop Tourism Information Services

    Initiatives including establishing and expanding multilingual information centers and a 24-hour call center
  • New Strategic Promotions

    Intiatives including both domestic and international promotion and using expert talent to effectively attract visitors
  • Strategic MICE Promotion

    Initiatives including using expert talent and collaborating with businesses, organizations, and universities
Click here for a detailed list of our initiatives.

Organization Structure

Organization Structure

Our Logo and Slogan

Our logo, incorporating the distinct architecture of Osaka Castle, evokes an image of Osaka shining to the world, while Osaka's affectionate nickname of the "Downtown of Japan" reflects the city's friendly, fun-loving, and bustling atmosphere. Our logo and slogan together encompass Osaka's status as a city brimming with vitality, history, and culture.

Our Logo and Slogan


Our administrative office is located at the below address:
5F Toda Building Shinsaibashi
4-4-21 Minamisemba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
542-0081 Japan

2 min. walk from Exit 3 of Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line or Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line