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5 Select Must-See Tourist Attractions in Osaka!


1.Osaka Castle Park
Osaka Castle is known as one of the three most famous castles in Japan. The exterior has five tiers, though the inside holds 8 floors, and while its splendid appearance is worth boasting, we recommend exploring up into the castle tower, where you can experience remnants of its historic past. From there, a lush landscape nestled within the extraordinary city will stretch out before you: the park at the heart of Osaka Castle. In spring, the park is a popular place to view the beloved blossoms of the plum and cherry trees, though even those without sight can enjoy the "Nioi no Mori" (Aromatic Grove), where you can encounter fragrant trees according to season, such as the sweet osmanthus.
【Data】
Address
Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Tel
06-6755-4146(Osaka Castle Park Center)
Website
http://osakacastlepark.jp/
Directions
Travel from JR “Kansai Airport Station” to “Tennoji Station,” and transfer to the JR Osaka Loop Line for “Morinomiya Station.” Immediate walking distance from the station
2.Tempozan Harbor Village
Tempozan consists of a variety of facilities that can keep you entertained throughout the day. At the world class aquarium "Kaiyukan" (pictured), three-dimensionally arranged tanks faithfully replicate the homes of creatures that live on the Pacific Rim. From the giant whale shark to adorable penguins and therapeutic jellyfish, a large number of sea creatures are gathered here. In addition, Tempozan is packed with attractions that can liven up the memories of your trip with the open sea, like the "Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel" that stands an impressive 112.5 m above ground, and the "Cruise Ship Santa Maria," which you can ride around Osaka Bay.
【Data】
Address
1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu (Kaiyukan)
Tel
06-6576-5501(Kaiyukan)
Website
http://www.kaiyukan.com/language/
Hours
10:00~8:00 (Kaiyukan) *Changes according to season
Planned holidays
For 2017, 1/11 (Wed) & 12 (Thu), 2/15 (Wed) & 16 (Thu) (Kaiyukan)
Cost
Adult- ¥2,300, Child- ¥1,200, Infant- ¥600, Senior- ¥2,000
Directions
Travel from JR “Kansai Airport Station” to “Bentecho Station,” then transfer to the subway for “Osakako Station,” and walk 5 minutes.
3.Umeda Sky Building
The "Umeda Sky Building" is actually two buildings connected at the top. It has received international acclaim from a major magazine in the UK as the only Japanese structure to be featured in their "Top 20 Buildings around the World" list. The building contains things like a movie theater and a selection of gourmet restaurants, while the "Kuchuteien (Floating Gardens) Observatory" is a must-see. Take a ride on the exciting escalator and see-through elevator to reach the 173-meter high observatory. Day or night, the 360° panoramic view will leave a strong impression on your mind.
【Data】
Address
1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Tel
06-6440-3901
Website
http://www.skybldg.co.jp/skybldg/
Hours
Differs by shop
Planned holidays
Differs by shop
Cost
Adult- ¥1,000, Junior high student- ¥700, Elementary student- ¥500, Infant- ¥200, Senior- ¥800 (Kuchuteien Observatory)
Directions
Travel from JR “Kansai Airport Station” to “Osaka Station,” and walk 9 minutes. / Take the direct “for Shin-Umeda City” Airport Limousine Bus from Kansai International Airport.
4.Spa World, Onsen from Around the World
This enormous onsen focuses around two established themes: Europe and Asia. This conglomerate hot spring facility is the largest in Japan, with 8 stone saunas from around the world, a hotel, and a pool that you can enjoy regardless of the season. The name is no lie! The assignment of the gendered baths is switched monthly, so you can enjoy a different feel when you attend at different seasons, each true to the image of world-wide hot springs as luxurious baths. Getting there is easy from the nearby station, accessible by either JR or subway, so perhaps that's a good hint to stop by and relieve yourself from the fatigue of sightseeing.
【Data】
Address
3-4-24 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Tel:
06-6631-0001
Website
http://www.spaworld.co.jp/
Hours
10:00~8:45 the following day (entry desk)
Planned holidays
None
Cost
Adult- starting at ¥1,200, Child- starting at ¥1,000 *Changes according to season
Directions
Travel from “Kansai Airport Station” on the JR or Nankai Electric Railway to “Shin-Imamiya Station,” and walk 2 minutes.
5.Misaki Koen Amusement Park
“Misaki Koen" is located in the vast hills that overlook Osaka Bay. The zoo features Osaka's only dolphin show, not to mention lions and approximately 70 other types of animals, while the amusement park is loaded with attractions that will tickle your five senses for more fun than you can pack into a single day! The amusement park has rides that small children can enjoy, like the outstandingly scenic roller coaster, making it the perfect fit for a family trip. In summer you can enjoy the pool, too.
【Data】
Address
3990 Tannowa, Sennan-gun Misaki-cho, Osaka-fu
Tel
072-492-1005
Website
http://www.nankai.co.jp/misaki.html
Hours
9:30~17:00 *Shortened hours in winter
Planned holidays
See website to confirm
Cost
Adult- ¥1,350, Child- ¥700
Directions
Travel from “Kansai Airport Station” on the Nankai Electric Railway to “Misaki-koen Station.” Immediate walking distance from the station

Seasonally PICK UP!

5 Select Souvenirs from Japan
That Are Sure to Delight Yourself and Others!
(Snacks)


1.Nestle KitKat Uji Matcha, 3 mini bars, 10 pack set
With so many fun flavors to choose from, KitKat bars are one souvenir that can’t seem to shake their popularity. And in the midst of it, one variety remains particularly steadfast: Uji Matcha is a "sure thing." The slightly bitter and yet invigorating taste of matcha that's packed into each bar will tickle even an adult's taste buds with its subdued sweetness. They're so delicious that you won't want to stop eating. Feel the Japanese aesthetic of "Wa" through the diligently extracted Uji matcha that was carefully blended together with chocolate, and rest assured that it will have high appeal with everyone you pass it along to.
2.Nestle KitKat Sakura-Matcha, 3 mini bars, 10 pack set
If the Uji Matcha flavor above is the standard fare, then Sakura-Matcha is perfect for people who deserve an additional surprise. Cream that gives the sense of beautiful sakura petals is sandwiched between aromatic wafers and coated with Uji matcha. The yellow-green KitKats in the delicate pink packaging is incredibly cute. In both looks and Japanese taste, this item seems ready to bloom with the tales of your travels. All of the items introduced here are limited to the airport, so not only are they convenient to purchase, but they have a sense of rarity!
3.Nestle KitKat Wa-Ichigo, 3 mini bars, 10 pack set
The words "Dignified Flavor" leap from the outer package. And true to form, the flavor of these airport-only Wa-Ichigo KitKat bars is gently infused with the low-key taste of strawberries. The sweetness is tempered, compared to typical strawberry chocolate, so even people without a sweet tooth can enjoy the taste. The inner packaging also carries a strawberry print, so its looks are not lacking in charm. Delight your peers by passing these out to your friends and colleagues at the office as a failsafe souvenir.
4.Nestle KitKat Hokkaido Melon, 3 mini bars, 10 pack set
In Japan's northernmost region, the summers are cool, and the winter climate is snowy... Hokkaido. This area, whose soil produces foods with amazing flavors, is a popular place to visit, not only for Japanese people, but tons of international tourists, too. You simply must try the flavor of Hokkaido melon, which captures this atmosphere. The soft sweetness of Hokkaido melon is sandwiched between crispy wafers with mascarpone cheese powder. The treat is then coated in the gentle taste of white chocolate that's hard to stay away from, for a milky flavor that fills your whole mouth.
5.Meiji Almond Chocolate Large box 173 g × 5 boxes
Meiji has produced a lot of snacks since the 1910's, so what better souvenir for your trip to Japan than one of the company's ever-loved standard items! Almond Chocolate can be found throughout the nation, and its deliciousness is worth mentioning. Only nuts that pass selection are used and then carefully roasted. The milk chocolate that coats these nuts matches in high quality, with its moderately rich sweetness and mellow depth. By the time you try one, you won't want to give them out, so we recommend setting some aside for yourself.

Seasonally PICK UP!

5 Select Souvenirs from Japan
That Are Sure to Delight Yourself and Others!
(Practical Items)


1.FANCL Calorie Limit 120 pills × 3 packs, Approx. 90 doses
From a wide array of popular supplements, we would like to tell you about a few heartening options to take on your trip. If there's one thing that you can't cut yourself off from while traveling, it's gorging on the cuisine. Even if you keep yourself in check on normal days, it's hard to resist the appeal when you're out of town. In response, why not try this supplement? Simply take 4 of these pills before savoring any food that is sweet, fatty, or heavy with carbs in order to curb your body's absorption of the fats and sugars, and save calories with ease. And of course, you can take them back to your home country as a strong diet aid!
2.FANCL Multiple Vitamin 90 pills, Approx. 90 days’ worth
Depending on what local specialties you choose to savor at your destination, the healthy benefits you hope to enjoy may be surprisingly lacking. When that's the case, vitamins are surely high on the list of things you want to supplement. For that purpose, we would like to introduce a simple supplement that compensates with a balanced combination of all sorts of vitamins and meets the daily recommended intake with just one pill (based on Japan's domestic nutrient indication standards). This product is a great souvenir for elderly folks who worry about taking too many pills and is a recommended gift for pregnant women, who benefit from the inclusion of folic acid.
3.FANCL 30s and Older Supplement, for women
Supplements come in a wide variety and are released in endless combinations of this and that. This convenient pack of supplements was prepared according to age group. Originally, supplements were developed in America and other large countries as a form of “preventative medicine.” There is no need to worry about special symptoms; simply use these pills to reap the benefits of meals plus supplemental nutrients. This series distinguishes between men and women in the 20 to 60s age brackets, and is characterized by its all-mighty collection of nutrients, tailored to supplement the deficiencies common to each generation.
4.Dr. Ci:Labo Labo Labo Super Keana Lotion 100 ml
High quality at a low price, an extraordinary example of cost performance! This recommended item from a Japanese cosmetics maker is the perfect souvenir. This brand of topical face lotion falls under the category of “doctor's cosmetics” and was made by skincare specialists. Just a light swipe of this lotion removes old keratin from your skin. This superior item also contains good moisturizers, and continued use will lessen the appearance of pores, to smooth out your skin texture. The subtle orange scent is another thing you can enjoy while working on skincare.
5.Nails
At our duty-free store, you can get your hands on the best quality brands for cute nails and colored polish, tremendously popular within Japan. For example, LUNASOL has a series full of dark tones that fit well in the office scene, and the happy RMK lineup of pinks is easy to use. Furthermore, for good looks that are a step above the rest, a base coat, top coat, or other item from the basic nail care line from JILLSTUART would make an easy gift, even for friends who aren't normally big on nails.

Seasonally PICK UP!

5 Select Souvenirs from Japan
That Are Sure to Delight Yourself and Others!
(Unique)


1.THE BODY SHOP Fuji Green Tea Bath Tea
Why not try bath tea from the Fuji Green Tea series, which was released in 2015 and has been popular ever since? The refreshing scent comes from green tea leaves cultivated at the foot of Mt. Fuji, one of Japan's iconic symbols. You can also appreciate the skin conditioning effects that come with green tea extract. You'll want to incorporate this item in your bath time routine and fill your bathroom with the fresh scent that is loved by everybody as you remember moments from your trip to Japan.
2.Ralph Lauren Polo Blue After-Shave Gel 125ml
It may be hard to see a luxury brand item such as this as a daily necessity, but with the prices you find at our duty-free store, it's easy to get your hands on. As the deep marine blue bottle suggests, opening the lid releases a gentle scent that evokes images of “blue skies, open waters, and fresh air.” Refresh your skin after shaving, and give it that nice, smooth feel. We recommend this item to ladies who are looking for a present for their man, and to fellas interested in treating themselves to a souvenir, as this item will elevate their daily lives.
3.ReFa Active Brain
From ReFa, the Japanese beauty brand that synergizes a combination of beauty tools and cosmetics to bring you beautiful skin. The company that has sold an impressive total of 4 million beauty rollers and is popular worldwide is introducing a spherical tool that seems strange at first glance. "Grasp and press" the 32 buttons arranged around the ball with your fingertips and the palms of your hands to receive stimuli that activate your brain. This sphere of new sensations will up your concentration while relieving stress, and will never leave you wanting for a conversation topic!
4.FANCL Sarasara Nattokinase 90 day value pack
Out of all the Japanese foods that shower in praises for their health benefits, one that stands above—though its taste is controversial—is “natto,” made through the fermentation of soy beans by bacillus subtilis. Despite the fact that even many Japanese people have trouble with the sticky texture and strange flavor of natto, the overwhelming health benefits have contributed to its classification as a super food. This product is recommended as an easy way to get those nutrients. These pills contain a reliable mixture of easy-to-swallow ingredients , which let you reap the benefits of “nattokinase,” an enzyme found only in natto. Won’t you try consuming the power of natto?
5.Hitachi Uchikomi-Tetsugama “Ohitsu-Gozen” RZ-VS2Y N
No small number of tourists come to Japan just to purchase this sort of popular Japanese electronic appliance. You can find a large number of these appliances in Tokyo's number one electronics district, Akihabara, and other regions, but buying one at the duty-free shop at the airport minimizes the amount of time you must carry it around in your luggage. Here, we'd like to introduce an electric rice cooker that's not only functional, but has a stylish appearance you're sure to love. This device is outfitted with a reliable iron pot, and has a “choose your own water level function” that you can change to match the dish or the desired hardness of your rice, for the best white rice experience.
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