IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
12-14 June 2017 – Osaka, Japan



Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

The symposium will be held at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, which is located in the center of Osaka.

Osaka University is the sixth oldest university and the largest national university (more than 25,000 students and 3,000 academic staffs) in Japan. It has 11 schools with 10 corresponding graduate schools, 6 independent graduate schools, 5 research institutes, 2 university hospitals, and these schools are located either of four campuses, Suita, Toyonaka, Minoh, and Nakanoshima (this venue) campuses.

Address: 4-3-53, Osaka City Kita Ward, Osaka, Japan

Map: Google Maps

We look forward to seeing you and to an interesting and interactive symposium.


Osaka is one of the largest cities in Japan, which is located in the Kansai region on the main island of Japan. Osaka has been known as the “nation’s kitchen” since it historically served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.

This year, Osaka is selected as one of the 52 places to go in 2017 (The New York Times).

If Kyoto represents Japan's spirit, and Tokyo its heart, Osaka is the country's insatiable appetite.
The New York Times.

You can enjoy Osaka's culinary culture in many places, such as the neighborhoods of Dotonbori, Tsuruhashi, and Fukushima, which are close to the conference venue.

Osaka has a lot of interesting and attractive spots to visit and enjoy, such as Osaka castle, Umeda Sky Building, Grand Front Osaka, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Central Public Hall in Nakanoshima district, and the famous advertisement by Glico man in Dotonbori. Moreover, UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Kyoto and Nara are only one hour away by local train. Visitors can also expect to marvel at the world-famous cherry trees blooming by the end of March.

The site of Osaka CONVENTION and Tourism Bureau has useful information about Osaka, including downloadable maps and guidebooks.

Hope you enjoy this city and the LANMAN event in Osaka!


Osaka offers a wide variety of accommodation options, catering to all tastes and budgets. The conference has not contracted blocks of rooms at specific hotels, so attendees can make their own arrangements. Some hotels are accessible via public transport like:

Prices are subject to change without notice. The latest and precise information can be found at each web site.


There are many possible routes to the venue, some of which are summarized as follows:

From Kansai International airport (KIX): Preferred

  • Route 1:
    • Kansai Airport Station to Kyobashi Station: JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service (JR: Japan Railways)
    • Kyobashi Station to Watanabebashi or Nakanoshima Station (Keihan Railway)
    • Walk (Approx. 5 minutes)
  • Route 2:
    • Kansai Airport Station to Fukushima Station: JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service (JR: Japan Railways)
    • Walk (Approx. 15 minutes)
  • Route 3:
    • Kansai International Airport to Umeda Station: Kansai Airport Transport Limousine Bus
      (The “Hilton Osaka” bus stop is close to Umeda Station)
    • Umeda Station to Yodoyabashi Station: Subway Midosuji Line
    • Walk (Approx. 15 minutes)

From Itami (Osaka) airport (ITM)

  • Route 4:
    • Osaka Airport Station to Senri-chuo Station: Osaka Monorail
    • Senri-chuo Station to Yodoyabashi Station: Subway Midosuji Line
    • Walk (Approx. 15 minutes)

From NRT (Narita international airport) or HND (Tokyo (Haneda) international airport)

  • Route 5: A domestic flight to ITM or KIX
  • Route 6: Domestic rails (Narita express: NEX and Shinkansen: Nozomi) to Osaka

Rail Stations/Bus stops near the Venue

There are several rail stations and bus stops near the venue: Nakanoshima station (Keihan railway), Fukushima Station (JR: Japan Railways), and Yodoyabashi Station (Keihan railway/Subway Midosuji Line), NAKANOSHIMA 4-CHOME bus stop (Line 53), TAMINOBASHI bus stop (Line 75), and OSAKA DAIGAKU NAKANOSHIMA CENTER MAE bus stop (Nakanoshima Loop-bus “furara”).

A map (PDF) is available here

Going to Kyoto

From the conference venue, it takes approximately 1 hour to go to Kyoto. There are several ways to reach Kyoto, Keihan Railway (From Yodoyabashi station), Hankyu Railway (from Umeda Station), JR local lines (from Osaka Station), or Shinkansen Nozomi (from Shin-Osaka Station).

Going to Tokyo

The best way to reach Tokyo from the center of Osaka area is to use Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka Station. You will go to the ticket office and ask the proper tickets for Shinkansen, which are composed of the basic ticket and limited express ticket. Remember to keep the tickets and use them when you exit the station.


Many of you probably know that Japan is famed for Japanese-style food like SUSHI and TEMPURA. In addition to such foods, you can enjoy some local foods like TAKOYAKI and OKONOMIYAKI in Osaka, RAMEN, which is a Japanese-style noodle.