Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Osaka Real Estate

Welcome to Osaka Real Estate!

Osaka is Japan’s second largest city with nearly 20 million people and is located in on the Yodo River in Osaka Bay.  And not surprisingly, Osaka is the capital of the Osaka Prefecture.  Osaka literally translates to the words: Large Hill (or Large Slope).   Osaka has traditionally been one of the business and financial centers and continues in that role today.  Osaka DiningHowever, food gourmets should take note:  Osaka is affectionately known as the “nation’s kitchen” in deference to Osaka’s thriving and robust culinary skills  (it is also known as the “Mecca of gourmet food”).

The central area of Osaka is defined by 2 areas known as Kita (translation: north), and Minami (translation: south).  Kita is primarily the region of Osaka where the central business & shopping district of Umeda is located.  Minami on the other hand is home to the 3 shopping districts of:  Namba, Shinsaibashi, andDōtonbori.  One of the more popular tourist & entertainment areas is located by the Dōtonbori Bridge – famous for a very large mechanical crab, Triangle Park, as well as the America Village known as Amerikamura.

There are 24 Wards within Osaka which are as follows:

Abeno-ku
Asahi-ku
Chūō-ku
Fukushima-ku
Higashinari-ku
Higashisumiyoshi-ku
Higashiyodogawa-ku
Hirano-ku
Ikuno-ku
Jōtō-ku
Kita-ku
Konohana-ku
Minato-ku
Miyakojima-ku
Naniwa-ku
Nishi-ku
Nishinari-ku
Nishiyodogawa-ku
Suminoe-ku
Sumiyoshi-ku
Taishō-ku
Tennōji-ku
Tsurumi-ku
Yodogawa-ku

Osaka Homes

As you would expect in any large metropolitan area, Osaka homes vary tremendously. You can find everything from Osaka luxury condominiums, to much more modest accommodations. The Osaka real estate market can be expensive. Osaka Homes For SaleBut there are a variety of areas that would interest expats* wanting to make an Osaka real estate purchase. (*Expats are those foreign nationals that choose to live in a country that is not their own. Its an abbreviated version of the word: Expatriates.) Regardless, whether you are an expat simply wanting to purchase one of the Osaka condos in the Minami district, or a business executive desiring to have one of the many Osaka homes that are for sale, we would be happy to help with your real estate transaction.