Travel Tips in Osaka, Japan

Infrastructure

Cellphone Bands
GSM 900, GSM 1800
Electricity
V ( Hz)
Power Outlet Types

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Emergency

  • Oyodo Police Station

    06-6376-1234

    ADD: 1-5-25, Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Sonezaki Police Station

    06-6315-1234

    ADD: 2-16-14, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Tenma Police Station

    06-6363-1234

    1-12-12, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Miyakojima Police Station

    06-6925-1234

    1-7-1, Miyakojima-kitadori, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Fukushima Police Station

    06-6465-1234

    4-9-19, Yoshino, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Konohana Police Station

    06-6466-1234

    1-3-1, Kasugade-kita, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Minami Police Station

    06-6281-1234

    1-5-26, Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Nishi Police Station

    06-6583-1234

    2-6-3, Kawaguchi, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi

  • Kansai Airport District Immigration Office

    0724-55-1453

    ADD : Senshu-kuko Naka1banchi, Tajiri-cho, Sennan, Osaka Pref.

Safety

  • Osaka has a dangerous reputation (by Japanese standards)

    Osaka has a dangerous reputation (by Japanese standards), but is still remarkably safe for a city of its size, and the overall level of crime is as low as in Tokyo or other Japanese cities. However, some areas, particularly Shinsekai and Tobita, may be a little dodgy at night and the Airin/Kamagasaki area — Japan's largest slum, home to a lot of jobless and/or homeless people — south of Shin-Imamiya is best avoided at most times, especially after dark.

    Incidentally, despite the movie stereotype of gangsters speaking in Osakan dialect, the actual base of Japan's biggest yakuza families is neighboring Kobe — and the most gang violence occurs in Tokyo. Unless you're dealing drugs, you're unlikely to get involved with the local mafia.

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