Access

In the heart of Kansai

The Kansai region has four distinct cities, each with its own unique features. Osaka, West Japan's largest city, is a center of the Japanese economy along with Tokyo. Ancient Japanese Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines can still be found in great numbers in Kyoto and Nara. There are many important cultural assets and both cities are highly recommended to visit to deepen your understanding of Japan's history and ancient culture. The port city of Kobe has had thriving international exchange since olden times and one can see many old buildings with a Western cultural influence.

Campus Map


Otemon Gakuin University is situated in the heart of Kansai in Ibaraki City, Osaka. With a population in excess of 270,000 and a convenient location, halfway between Osaka and Kyoto, Ibaraki is a great place to live. It is blessed with a rich natural environment, with many trees particularly in the vicinity of our campus. It takes 12 minutes from Ibaraki Station to Osaka Station, and 18 minutes from Ibaraki Station to Kyoto Station. Kobe and Nara are also readily accessible. This great location offers international students many opportunities to visit famous cities in Western Japan.

Access Guide

  To New Campus

     The closest train stations to campus are JR Sojiji Station and Hankyu Sojiji Station.

From Osaka

JR(Kyoto Line)

Osaka Station>(Local: about 19 min) >Sojiji Station

Hankyu(Kyoto Line)

Umeda Station>(Express: about 17 min)>Ibarakishi>(Local: about 2 min)

>Sojiji Station

From Kyoto

JR(Kyoto Line)

Kyoto Station>(Rapid: about 12 min)>Takatsuki>(Local: about 4 min)

>Sojiji Station

Hankyu(Kyoto Line)

Kawaramachi Station>(Express: about 20 min)>Takatsuki>(Local: about 4 min)

>Sojiji Station


To Ai Campus

The closest train stations to the campus are JR Ibaraki Station and Hankyu Ibaraki-shi Station.

From Osaka

JR(Kyoto Line)

Osaka Station > (Rapid:about 13min) > Ibaraki Station

Hankyu(Kyoto Line)

Umeda Station > (Express:about 20min) > Ibaraki-shi Station

From Kyoto

JR(Kyoto Line)

Kyoto Station > (Rapid:about 25min) > Ibaraki Station

Hankyu(Kyoto Line)

Kawaramachi Station > (Express:about 30min) > Ibaraki-shi Station

School Bus

School buses run from JR Ibaraki Station and Hankyu Ibaraki-shi Station to improve the convenience of getting to and from the campus.

Direct Bus

The buses run directly from Hankyu Ibarakishi station and JR ibaraki station to Otemon Gakuin University.

Bus stop for Direct Bus

Osaka monorail Unobe station/JR Ibaraki station
Bus stop for direct bus


Hankyu Ibarakishi station
Bus stop for direct bus


Public Bus

  • From JR Ibaraki station to Otemon Gakuin University

    *Please take Bus No. 82 or 88 at the bus stop No.10 in JR Ibaraki station bus terminal.

  • From Otemon Gakuin University to JR Ibaraki station

    *Please take Bus No. 82 or 88 at the bus stop in front of Otemon Gakuin University.