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Osaka English House


Osaka English House is a unique residence where communal spaces are shared by foreigners and Japanese students.
Established more than 50 years ago in the spirit of co-operation, O.E.H. provides an ideal opportunity to share cultures and languages with people from all across the world.

Not just a Gaijin House


Half of the residents at O.E.H. are Japanese. This makes O.E.H. an ideal environment for foreigners wishing to learn about Japanese language and culture.
We often choose English teachers from among the Native English speakers who live in OEH. See our teaching opportunities

Kansai Gaidai University


Many of our residents are students at Kansai Gaidai University which is only a 20-minute bicycle ride from O.E.H. We have 2 study rooms, a computer, an English-language library and Internet.

Social Life & OEH Japanese Lessons


We have parties every month! Cherry blossom viewing, BBQ’s, Halloween party, Momijigari, Christmas party, Setsubun and outings, etc. See some of our activities here.

You can take Japanese lessons & Manga lessons at OEH:
See here about taking Japanese lessons

Sometimes we even make it on TV – Check this out!!!


See more videos on our Youtube Channel

Best deal possible in Kansai


Conveniently located in the city of Hirakata,between Osaka and Kyoto on the Keihan Line.
All shops, banks and local gov’t offices are close. Friendly foreign and Japanese tenants. Large lounge with Free WiFi, TV / Bluray player, library, dining room / cooking facilities. Also, phone, fax, copier, washer / dryer, showers / bath, etc.

Need a break from the fast pace of Japan?


Osaka English House offers private rooms, a large cooking / dining area + a spacious lounge to relax in ― All the comforts of home in a Japanese atmosphere, along with the chance to make friends with the other foreign & Japanese tenants. Space is limited, please contact us for availability.

Located conveniently in Hirakata City

As a midpoint between Kyoto and Osaka, Osaka English House provides a great environment for English teachers and Japanese language leaners alike. Featuring complete private rooms w/bath + kitchen or private dorm rooms w/shared facilities. A large common kitchen, dining room and lounge also available w/access to TV, Bluray, tel, fax, PC, email, etc.

Looking for a place to relax and have fun? Our friendly and convenient international share house in a great location. Come and live with a fantastic mix of nihonjin and gaijin in Hirakata city (Keihan line). Apartments and private rooms, large shared lounge, library, dining and kitchen area. Bank, ATM, restaurants, and train station are only 10 minutes by foot.. All electricity, water, and gas taxes included.

Looking for a convenient place for working and sightseeing in the Kansai area? Check out O.E.H. Studio Apartments & Private Rooms in a friendly atmosphere. Established in 1967(building is new - 1989), close to Keihan Hirakatashi station (10 min by foot). We have a spacious community lounge & library, dining & kitchen area with Phone, Fax, TV, VCR, Piano, Copier, laundry, Refrigerator, Cooking utenciles etc. The private rooms have A/C, Heater and furniture.

Here’s what others say about Osaka English House

Residents’ feedbacks


Andy “OEH is the ideal place to be in order to experience the best that Kansai has to offer.
The location is amazing & there is always something going on.
Let’s enjoy a good time with everyone!”
Andy (Canada)
“It is a great place to immerse.yourself into life in Japan.
The place offers good opportunities to experience Japanese culture &
a drivers range of international ones too.
Never a dull moment.”
ED (Netherlands)
andrew “Living at the Osaka English House was one of my favorite experiences.
Living in a guest house with travelers, teachers and students of different backgrounds and nationalities gives you a great opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
You will also get a chance to make new friends and have new experiences all over Kansai.
There is a really great feeling around OEH and I think its because we are constantly teaching and helping each other out.”
OEH is a great place to live! I lived there for almost 2 years and the length of my stay speaks for itself.
It is great to come home from work and have people around you; there is always something going on.
If you don’t feel like being with people you just go to your room and nobody will bother you.
We are like one big global family here and you have a chance to use and improve your Japanese.
This is a wonderful place for both students and working people alike.
I have had so much fun in Japan since I came to OEH. Before I lived in Seminar House which only gave me the opportunity to speak English.
The rules of the Seminar House also restricted what I could do. When I came here I felt the freedom that I was used to in Australia.
There is no curfew and basically we are left to do as we please. On top of that OEH has provided me with an opportunity to meet some of the nicest people I have ever and to gain some friends who I know I will always have. I have done lots of fun house activities.
Everyone being forced to listen to my bad karaoke on several occasions!! Since I’ve come to OEH I can actually see that my Japanese has improved as I am not always speaking English!
I can’t wait to come back to Japan again and when I do I know where I will be staying!!!
I’ve made a lot of great friends during my stay in OEH. The experience in the house is really one of a kind, I was able to meet with not only Japanese but friends from all over the world.
Everytime I come back to Osaka, I’ll be welcomed by everyone in the house, it’s really hard to feel homesick here when there is always someone in the house to talk to.
To me, OEH has already became my second home.
Elaine イレイン

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