Additionally, there are major transportation hubs in the same general area, Osaka International Airport, a major highway junction ("Suita") shared by 3 Kansai expressways, and Shin-Osaka Station (a train station that also provides service for the bullet trains and the Osaka subway system). All three campuses are in quiet residential areas adjacent to and serviced by the Osaka Monorail lines.
The Suita campus is adjacent to the north edge of Expo '70 Commemorative Park (locally known as "Bampaku"). The largest of the 3 campuses, Suita has many research centers in addition to its schools.
Many university-industry joint projects are conducted on the Suita campus as well. In addition, the Administration Bureau and the two university hospitals, Osaka University Hospital and Osaka University Dental Hospital, are located on this campus.
The Toyonaka campus is located on a hill so its just a gentle slope climb away from the nearest stations: Ishibashi (Hankyu Takarazuka Line) or Shibahara (Osaka Monorail). There is also a shopping area in front of Ishibashi station.
Undergraduate students receive general education at the Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Toyonaka campus for one to one and half years, making this the campus where 1st year students spend much of their time. Following that, their main focus becomes courses related to their major.
The Minoh campus is spread across a hilly area. The campus is home to the School of Foreign Studies which houses 25 language departments. Here, one can study language and culture in an environment full of beautiful greenery.
A free Shuttle Bus Service between the three campuses – Toyonaka, Suita, and Minoh – is available to all OU students.