Kansai Science City

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Kansai Science City (関西文化学術研究都市, Kansai Bunka-gakujutsu-kenkyū-toshi) is an unincorporated city located in the Keihanna Hills (京阪奈丘陵, Keihanna kyūryō), a border region between Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara Prefectures in Kansai region, Japan. It is about 25 km south from the city of Kyoto, 30 km east from the city of Osaka. The name is commonly shortened to Keihanna Science City (けいはんな学研都市, Keihanna Gakken-toshi) or Gakken-toshi (学研都市). The city was constructed to help the advancement of creative arts, sciences, and research, as well as to spur the creation of new industries and cultures.


Kansai Science City is located in portions of the following eight cities (, shi) and towns (, chō), in three prefectures:

Osaka Prefecture

Kyoto Prefecture

Nara Prefecture

  • Ikoma (生駒市, Ikoma-shi)
  • Nara (奈良市, Nara-shi)

Out of these, Seika in Kyoto Prefecture is completely inside the Kansai Science City.

The overall area of the Kansai Science City is 150 km², with an estimated population of 410,000. There are 12 "Culture and Scientific Research Districts" within the Kansai Science City, encompassing 36 km², with an estimated population of 210,000.

Main research institutes and universities[edit]


Research institutes[edit]



In 2016, a government committee planning the final Kyoto-Osaka segment of the Hokuriku Shinkansen proposed routing the new high-speed line through the Kansai Science City.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "北陸新幹線、「けいはんな」通る第3案 京都と大阪間、与党委". The Nikkei. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.

This article was translated from a portion of the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 10, 2006.

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Coordinates: 34°45′N 135°43′E / 34.750°N 135.717°E / 34.750; 135.717