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    Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Osaka

Hello to all Americans in Osaka! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Osaka? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Osaka which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: as one of Japan’s major financial centers, Osaka is a popular destination not only among expats. The large metropolis is a sprawling city known for being home to Panasonic and Sharp, as well as the Osaka Securities Exchange, but also for its delicious food, historic sites including Osaka Castle, and much more! With the extensive railway network connecting all of Greater Osaka as well as the city’s subway and bus services, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Minoo or Ibaraki City, for example, which are up to an hour train ride away from Osaka’s center.

Although Osaka has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Osaka, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Osaka
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    From United States of America, living in Osaka
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    From United States of America, living in Osaka
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    From United States of America, living in Osaka
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    From United States of America, living in Osaka

Meet other Americans in Osaka

Connect at Our Events in Osaka

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Osaka. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Osaka. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Osaka.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Osaka Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Osaka expat forums. When you arrive in Osaka, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Osaka. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Osaka to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"The city of kuidaore where you eat until you drop, Osaka can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Osaka? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Osaka’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the large metropolis has to offer, from the Umeda Sky Building with its famous interconnected towers to Shitennō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in all of Japan, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Osaka and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Osaka.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Osaka and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Osaka Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Osaka at Our Events

Our community in Osaka is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Osaka’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Japan nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Osaka!