Travel: Osaka – Touching down in Osaka & Rinku Premium Outlets


Collecting our Mobile Wi-Fi Router
First activity upon touching down at Kansai International Airport – Collecting our mobile wifi router which we have booked in advance..
To book your mobile Wi-Fi router, simply visit http://www.softbank-rental.jp/e/rental-plan-ib05.php. We paid for ¥1290 per day.
You may check out the rates here. http://www.softbank-rental.jp/e/rental-price-ib.php
Baggage Storage Counter
We proceeded to the Storage (located diagonally opposite SoftBank at 1F North Arrival) once we have collected our Mobile Wi-Fi Router as we are heading to the Premium Outlet.

Note their operating hours – From 6.30am to 10.30pm. They charge based on the size of your luggage.

 

Once we have settled our luggages, it’s time for shopping! We proceeded to the bus stops (just located outside of 1F North Arrival) to catch the shuttle bus to Rinku Premium Outlets.

The bus fare only cost ¥200 per pax..

However, it’s a pity that the bus was already full when came to our turn. The next bus will only arrive in 30mins ?

Bus no.12 heads to Rinku Premium Outlets directly.

 

So we went to take the train instead, JR line to Rinku-Town, which is just a station away.

 

The fare for the JR Line is ¥370 each, more expensive than Bus No.12.

And the bus drives you directly to Rinku Premium Outlet while we still have to walk about 6-8 mins from Rinku-Town JR. So the shuttle bus is still a better choice, more convenient and cheaper.

 

Ok, sidetrack a little bit…We stopped by a family mart to grab some food while we were on the way to Rinku.

This is so cute. Can’t buy directly though, need to collect stamps. ?

 

We have to walk past this mall to get to Rinku.

 

Yay, finally here! Rinku Premium Outlets

 

Some of the brands..

Rinku is pretty big with over 200 brands.

There are quite a number of local brands as well. We had fun trying on some of the Japanese fashion brands, managed to grab a few pieces as well.

 

I was so tempted to lug these back ??
And they are not expensive too..

 

?? Onitsuka Tiger that cost less than S$70!

 

Most of their fitting rooms provides these face cover to cover your makeup when you trying on clothes..

How considerate.
Btw, do ensure that you remove your shoes before stepping into the fitting room. It’s a common practice here.

 

Stopped over at Godiva for something sweet. ?

Seems like a popular choice as we have seen many walking around with these.

 

My order – Seasonal edition and Top.1

 

 

 

They have a very systematic flow. Make payment inside the shop then queue and wait for your order.

 

The Japanese are just so different ?

 

Here’s our order!

My strawberry one is nicer!

 

We left the premium outlet at around 6pm. It’s advisable to start queuing for your bus at least 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time as the queue will start to build up nearer to the scheduled time. You will have to wait for the next one if the bus is full.

It took around 8-10 mins to get back to the airport to pick up our luggages. So it’s pretty near.

 

If you are planning a visit to Rinku Premium Outlets, you can plan it on your Day 1 or your last day since it is located so near to Kansai International Airport.

 

 

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