Hirakata is one of comfortable cities in Osaka. Hirakata has not only shopping places and entertainment complexes such as Hirakata Park but also convenient public transport. In particular, Keihan Hirakatashi Station where all types of trains such as Limited Express and Rapid Express stop is used by many passengers. JR Gakkentoshi Line also gives you convenient access to central Osaka.


On the other hand, Hirakata is surrounded by abundant nature. The Yodogawa river which is one of the major rivers in Kansai area is running through the central Hirakata and Kunimiyama hill views the town from the eastern Hirakata. Furthermore, you can refresh at Hirakata’s large parks such as Yamadaike Park and Wani Park.


To develop as an educational cultural city, Hirakata City Hall carries out various programmes with educational institutions in Hirakata. There are six universities in Hirakata and they provide their students with highly-sophisticated knowledge as an institution for higher education. The students come not only from Japan but also foreign countries. Therefore, you will be able to feel an atmosphere of an international city in Hirakata.

The six universities are Kansai Gaidai University, Kansai Medical University, Osaka Dental University, Osaka International University, Osaka Institute of Technology, and Setsunan University.