Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Osaka is an overall safe city with a rating of 80.7, it is ranked 15th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
A large flow of tourists makes pickpocketing incredibly frequent. Simple precautions will almost eliminate chances of being robbed.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Osaka is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Be aware of homeless people and touts in the Kamagasaki area. Generally, it is safe in comparison to Chicago for instance, but according to Japanese safety standards, it is better to follow safety precautions and try to avoid suspiciously looking people.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport. There are no risks in taxis in Osaka.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
Japan on the whole and Osaka region is the riskiest on the planet in terms of natural disasters. There is a constant threat of tsunamis, earthquakes, and floods. The Japan National Tourism Organisation provides disaster safety tips for visitors and other useful information.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorism is considered as a worldwide threat. Japanese government undertakes various measures for preventing terrorism activity.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Women should avoid walking alone at night, particularly in empty areas, and should take the women reserved cars in the subway and train.