About Osaka International House Foundation

Outline of Osaka International House Foundation

Osaka International House Foundation is a public-service corporation founded by Osaka City with permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the purpose of contributing to the internationalization of Japan. Based in Osaka, International House, Osaka (i-house) acts as a focal point for international exchange activities within the Kansai Region. By exploring the history, culture and other local aspects of Japan and other countries the Foundation strives to help foster a mutual understanding and friendship between citizens, and deepen relationships between Japan and other countries of the world.


Foundation 23rd February 1987
Opening 21st September 1987
Basic Value 200 million Japanese Yen
Authority The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Permission for the foundation of International House, Osaka was granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23rd February 1987.
  • Authorized as a regional international association in Osaka by the Ministry of Home Affairs, on 23rd January 1990.
  • Authorized as a “Designated Public-Service Promotion Corporation” by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as of 28th April 1993.
Outline of Facilities Ground Area 15,790m2
Floor Space 13,967m2

Opening Hours

9:00-19:00 Monday to Friday
9:00-17:30 Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


New Years Holidays (29th December to 3rd January)
Other periods of temporary closure will be advised.

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