Why Visitors Aren’t Flocking to the Osaka 2025 Expo

Unseen Japan
6 min readApr 21, 2024

Costs for Osaka Expo 2025 keep rising — but the ticket sales needed to cover them aren’t happening. Will taxpayers be stuck with the bill?

Picture: EXPO 2025 Official Web site

By Francesca Annio

Anticipation was high for the 2025 Osaka Expo, slated to run from April 13 to October 13, 2025 for 184 days. But contrary to the upbeat forecasts, the reality isn’t looking so rosy. Between…