How to get around Osaka during World Expo Osaka 2025

Osaka, a dynamic metropolis and Japan's third-largest city, is preparing to host the 2025 World Expo. This world-renowned event, to be held from April 13 to October 13 on the artificial island of Yumeshima, will attract millions of visitors from all over the world. For those planning to visit Osaka during this period, a clear understanding of the transportation options available to get around is essential to optimize your experience and avoid hassle.

1. The metro

Osaka's subway network is one of the most convenient ways to get around the city. With 9 lines serving various districts, the subway is both fast and efficient. Each line is color-coded. Operating hours are from 5am to midnight. Nearly 3 million passengers use this subway network every day.

The Chuo line in particular, will be crucial for access to Yumeshima Island, the exhibition site. For the occasion, this line is being extended to Yumeshima to offer direct access to the event site. Stations are well signposted in English, making them easy to navigate for international visitors.

The Osaka Metro uses a variable fare system similar to that of Tokyo. Unlike in France, where you buy a one-way ticket at a set price, the fare is calculated according to the distance traveled, with a minimum cost of 190 yen (€1.10). You can plan your journey in advance, including connections between metro and train, using tools such as Jorudan or Google Maps, which also display fares.

Please note:

  • Osaka subway cards and Kansai train cards do not cover the full fare to Yumeshima stop.
  • You must pay the fare between Cosmo Square and Yumeshima separately, in cash on the spot.


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