Osaka Bay (大阪湾 Osaka-wan) is a bay in western Japan. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. As an eastern part of the Inland Sea, it is separated from the Pacific Ocean by the Kii Channel and from the neighbor western part of the Inland Sea by the Akashi Strait. An inland sea is a shallow Sea that covers central areas of continents during high stands of Sea level that result in marine transgressions In modern days The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions The is a Strait separating the Japanese islands of Honshū and Shikoku. Its western shore is formed by Awaji Island, and its northern and eastern shores are part of the Kansai metropolitan area. is an Island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea between the islands of Honshū and Shikoku The or the lies in the southern-central region of Japan 's main island Honshū. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central
Major ports on Osaka Bay include Osaka, Kobe, Nishinomiya, Sakai, Amagasaki, and Hannan. is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1 is a city located in Hyōgo, Japan, between the cities of Ōsaka and Kōbe. is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It has been one of the largest and most important Seaports of Japan since the Medieval era is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1916. is a city located in Osaka, Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated Population of 58465 and the density of 1619
A number of artificial islands have been created in Osaka Bay in past decades, including Kansai International Airport, Port Island, and Rokko Island. An artificial island is an Island that has been constructed by humans rather than formed by natural means For Port Island in Gdańsk, see Port Island (Gdansk is an Artificial island in Chuo-ku, Kobe is the second major artificial island in Kobe, Japan located in the southeast region at Port of Kobe.
Several islands at the south end of Osaka Bay are part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park.
Industries locate around Osaka Bay because there is a skilled and plentiful workforce, many port facilities, efficient linkages (from small to medium to large firms). There are good transport links (including the Shinkansen), room for expansion (land reclaimed form the sea), and a large local market (9 million). The is a Network of High-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies
There has been a recent economic change in Osaka Bay: The decline of older 'heavy' industries such as Nippon Steel, and the expansion of 'new tech' companies such as ICT. ( also referred to as, was formed in 1970. Nippon Steel Corporation is the world's second-largest steel producer in volume and the second most profitable steel company in There has been a growth in the quaternary industries — research, development, and information. There has also been a development in the science parks and the building of new motorways; this has meant the loss of the countryside.
The Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris wheel and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan are both located in the Tempozan Harbor Village area of Osaka. With the height of 1125 meters and diameter of 100 meters Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris wheel is located in Osaka, Japan in the Tempozan Harbor Village The is one of the largest Public aquariums in the world It is located in the ward of Minato in Osaka, Japan, near Osaka Bay