Kansai International Airport is the gateway to the Kansai region with many airplanes flying to and arriving from various countries. At the airport shops, you will fi nd souvenirs such as local sweets, cosmetics, and convenience goods. Foreign top brand products at duty-free shops and specialties from various regions of Japan are also available. Before departing Japan, shopping at the airport is your last chance to get great souvenirs and those things you wish you had bought while sightseeing.
Access to various sightseeing spots from the airport is very convenient. Not only are there trains and busses but also a high-speed ferry to Kobe. Various discount tickets that allow unlimited ride on trains or other public transportation are available if you are planning to tour around the Kansai region.
Rinku Town, a commercial development area near Kansai International Airport, includes Rinku Gate Tower Building with a hotel and restaurants and Rinku Premium OutletsR, an outlet shopping center with about 150 shops specializing in top brand products. There is a shuttle bus service (100 yen) from the airport to the shopping center. A special spring sale will be held from March 18 to 27 and a great chance to find good items at great prices. Another sale is held in June. Please check their website for details. (www.premiumoutlets.co.jp)
Aeon Mall Rinku Sen-nan houses Aeon super market and about 170 other retail shops.