April 6, 2017
TOP 3 Outlet Malls You Must Visit in Osaka
Osaka is known as Japan’s few shopping heavens! If you are in Osaka to shop, you may as well go to outlets that give you a better deal, right? These locations are a perfect fit for people who want to obtain brand clothing, shoes and other misc. items for cheaper prices. In this article, we will list three outlet mall locations in Osaka with their characteristics and accessibility information.
1. Rinku Premium Outlet
There are a total of 9 premium outlets within Japan. Among those, “Rinku” and “Kobe Sanda” are in the Kansai region. The “Rinku Premium Outlet” is located in Rinku Town on the opposite shore of Kansai International Airport, making it a very accessible venue.
The motif inside the mall is based on Charleston in South Carolina, giving it the image of a fun townscape to shop in. Since its opening, the store has been expanding continuously, with now over 200 stores. The site is so large now, it would take half a day just to make a quick round inside.
Stores that stand out include brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Etro, Hugo Boss and Lanvin. You can also find Kate Spade New York or Coach, both very popular bag brands for women. Famous select shops in Japan like Beams and United Arrows. Sports brands like NIKE, Adidas, and New Balance. American apparel such as GAP. Even high quality tableware like Wedgwood and Royal Copenhagen.
It looks like you’ll just get whatever you need if you come here! Besides shopping, the food court is also very substantive, making even breaks and meals a fulfilling experience. Be sure to stop by in your Osaka travels!
Accessibility Information for “Rinku Premium Outlet”
You can get to it within 1 hour from within Osaka City.
About 44 minutes from Tennoji station using JR Kansai rapid trains.
About 40 minutes from Nanba station using the Nankai train’s airport express
*You can obtain the “Rinku Premium Outlet Ticket” from Nankai.
From the airport…
You can take the sky shuttle bus from Kansai Aiport every 30 minutes, and it takes about 20 minutes.
Click here for information on sky shuttle buses
Name: Rinku Premium Outlet
Address: 3-28, Rinku Cross South, Izumisano City, Osaka
Opening Hours: 10:00～20:00
2. Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi
“Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi” is located in Tsurumi in Osaka City. It is a very accessible outlet due to it being available using the subway within Osaka City. Due to the large roof, you can visit at any time in the year without a worry about the weather to enjoy shopping.
While this outlet has 56 stores available, which is slightly lacking compared to Rinku, each store has their own perks. The draw of this outlet is the ability to shop with a sense of value different from the other outlet malls.
There are various stores including Coach, a bag brand, Polo Ralph Lauren and TOMMY HILFIGER for fashion brands, and NIKE, FILA, Adidas for sports brands. You can also find Tachikichi, an oriental cooking gadget store, and Matsumoto Kiyoshi, a drug store. Do be sure to visit if you have some free time in your Osaka travels.
Accessing “Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi”
It is about a 5 minute walk from the final stop of the subway line Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line.
Using a bus…
Other than trains, there are free shuttle buses every 30 minutes from Keihan Moriguchi Station.
Name: Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi
Address: 2-7-70, Matta Omiya, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
3. ATC Town Outlet MARE
This outlet is located inside a combined facilities establishment ATC in Nanko. Though it is listed as an outlet, the number of stores compared to the others is a little lacking, so if you come here specifically for shopping you may find yourself disappointed. However, inside the establishment is a giant indoor amusement park, “ATC Asobi MARE” where kids can play.
The stores in the outlet include a shoe store ABC-MART, large household wares and outdoor brand stores, and also a picture book plaza. It can be said this is the perfect outlet for families. If you visit Osaka with your family, why don’t you give this place a visit?
Accessing “ATC Town Outlet MARE”
About 18 minutes from Hommachi station on the central subway line.
It is also connected directly to Trade Center-mae station.
It has great accessibility from Osaka City’s center. It is a very convenient spot even as a family with small children due to the trains, so do be sure to check it out.
Name: ATC Town Outlet MARE
Address: 2-1-10, Minami Kohoku, Suminoe-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11：00～20：00
Get Great Deals by Shopping at Outlet Malls in Osaka!
How did you like our list introducing a number of Osaka’s outlets? The most notable if you’d like to shop to your heart’s content, however, is definitely the Rinku outlet with a staggering amount of stores! It has amazing accessibility from the airport as well, so you can visit it without much concern. The Rinku district has many other market establishments, so it becomes quite crowded on the weekends. Be very careful of traffic if you visit using a car.