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Rinku Premium Outlets’ Fresh Makeover! A Guide to the Osaka Seaside Shopping Area

Rinku Premium Outlets’ Fresh Makeover! A Guide to the Osaka Seaside Shopping Area

Date published: 5 November 2020
Last updated: 4 December 2020

Rinku Premium Outlets, the seaside area near Kansai International Airport, has gotten even more impressive! Along with sweeping views of Osaka Bay, as of August 2020, it now holds the title of West Japan’s biggest outlet district!

And fear not, their anti-COVID-19 measures will allow you to have fun while staying safe!

Table of Contents
  1. Rinku Premium Outlets: Loved by Overseas Visitors!
  2. Snow Peak Osaka Rinku Outlet - Glamping by the Seaside!
  3. New Balance – A Free 3D Scan of Your Foot!
  4. PUMA – One of Osaka’s Most Popular Shoe Stores!
  5. ARC’TERYX – West Japan’s Only Outlet!
  6. RINKU DINING – Relish Your Meal with Panoramic Ocean Views!
  7. Inside RINKU DINING: The ‘dashi’ soup stock specialists ‘Komeraku’
  8. IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS – Get Your Final Ramen Fix Before the Airport!
  9. Sandaya Honten – Relish Legendary Kobe Wagyu!
  10. Don’t Miss the Stunning Sunset!
  11. Current anti-COVID 19 protective measures:

Rinku Premium Outlets: Loved by Overseas Visitors!

Rinku Premium Outlets: Loved by Overseas Visitors!

Rinku Premium Outlets is a 6-minute walk from ‘Rinku Town Station,’ just one train stop away from Kansai International Airport!

This convenience makes it easy to drop in while visiting the airport, allowing one final shopping fix before leaving Japan! Over 250 shops provide visitors with souvenirs, sweets, cosmetics, food, and, of course, the latest fashion!

Multilingual guidance screens are available (English, Chinese, Korean) and many of the stores have multilingual staff. If all else fails, a translating service via phone covering the entire center can be used at any time, so language will not be an issue!

Best of all, if you present your passport (non-Japanese) at the information desk, you’ll receive a free coupon sheet for discounts at many of the stores! And don’t stress if you’re lugging around suitcases; coin lockers and luggage services will keep your stuff safe while you shop!

Snow Peak Osaka Rinku Outlet - Glamping by the Seaside!

Snow Peak Osaka Rinku Outlet - Glamping by the Seaside!
Snow Peak’s Osaka Rinku Outlet uses ‘Jyubako’ boxes for camping!

Just when we thought the Seaside Area couldn’t get any better, an additional 48 new shops and spaces have just opened up! This includes the ‘Seaside Park,’ a grassy waterside lawn perfect for unwinding after a busy day!

Before catching your flight the next day, spend one more night in Osaka ‘glamping!’ Overlooking the bay, you’ll stay in a cozy ‘Jyubako’ moveable model house designed by Japan’s premium outdoor brand ‘Snow Peak’ with famous architect Kengo Kuma. Snow Peak provides glampers with gear, such as mugs and lamps, so you don’t have to worry about packing!

The Jyubako truly puts the ‘glam’ in ‘glamping!’ Furnished with air-conditioning and sliding doors, you’ll feel comfortable no matter what Osaka’s weather brings!

In addition to the standard plan (from 29,000 yen, 2 adults, breakfast included), the ‘Eat Dinner Plan’ includes a luxurious dinner at Snow Peak’s pioneering Kansai restaurant, along with a toasted sandwich made in your room for breakfast (from 38,600 yen, 2 meals, 2 adults).

If you like your food with views, the ‘BBQ Plan’ presents a delicious barbeque dinner by the seaside! (from 36,000 yen, 2 meals, 2 adults).

Your BBQ will be complemented by breathtaking views of Osaka Bay.
Lunch at Snow Peak Eat! This dish is the ‘BBQ Plate’ (1,590 yen). Dinner and coffee are also available.

Everything you need is already prepared, including food, so feel free to turn up empty-handed! Of course, it’ll all be the latest Snow Peak gear!

This includes their state-of-the-art toasted sandwich maker for breakfast, providing glampers with a taste of genuine camping without sacrificing comfort. Toasted sandwiches are also available to order at the terrace alongside fantastic bayside views (sold separately).

Reservations must be made at: https://go-snowpeak.reservation.jp/ja/hotels/sp-rinku

  • Snow Peak Osaka Rinku
    Snow Peak 大阪りんくう店
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 7900, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-468-7012
    • Check-in: 3pm – 5pm
      Check-out: Until 11:00am
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

New Balance – A Free 3D Scan of Your Foot!

New Balance – A Free 3D Scan of Your Foot!

If you’re hunting for a new pair of shoes, New Balance’s flagship Osaka outlet is now on the 2nd floor of the Seaside Area.

As many colors, styles, and makes as you could ever desire, including the super-comfortable CM997H series, this outlet store will satisfy all your sneaker needs! Rare, Japan-only items are also available, making it a must-visit for fans of the brand!

The popular CM997H series.

When searching for your next shoe, definitely don’t miss out on getting your foot scanned! Along with the basics, like measuring your arch and instep, the sensors will accurately map all contortions and bends in your foot and produce a 3D model.

You can then send this model to your phone and save it for any future shoe purchases! All this can be done without taking your socks off!

The 3D scanning machine.

Best of all, it’s completely free! Although it is only available on weekdays. Ask the staff if you’d like to try. Along with one in Gotemba, this store is one of the only New Balance outlet stores in Japan, so don’t miss out!

  • new balance
    new balance
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 7800, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-464-6631
    • Opening Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

PUMA – One of Osaka’s Most Popular Shoe Stores!

PUMA – One of Osaka’s Most Popular Shoe Stores!

PUMA has entered the Seaside Area! This new location is almost double the size of their previous. It includes rare items like ‘Golfline’ and apparel collaborations with Motorsports. As expected from their reputation, their clothes are lightweight, well-fitting, and perfect for those always on the move!

And, of course, they are well-stocked in their ever-popular, beautifully-designed shoes!
The PUMA SMASH CAT series.

Their classic SMASH CAT series has an insole made from their famous ‘soft foam+,’ making it one of the most comfortable sneakers in town! They sell over 100 of these a week, so don’t miss out!

  • PUMA
    PUMA
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 7835, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka Fu 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-461-3192
    • Business Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (hours may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

ARC’TERYX – West Japan’s Only Outlet!

ARC’TERYX – West Japan’s Only Outlet!

Arc’teryx, one of Canada’s most renowned outdoor brands, is now a part of the Rinku Premium Outlets family! Designed in the harsh Canadian wilderness, their products are expertly crafted from the highest quality materials. The designs are simple, yet stylish, making them as great on the streets as they are in the mountains!

This is exemplified by their trendy Gore-tex Zeta SL Jacket, which is extremely lightweight and completely waterproof. It can be easily folded down and stuffed into a bag, making it a must-have for busy travelers!

The Zeta SL Jacket.

Their fantastic range of backpacks are also worth checking out! Despite its slim design, the standard edition has a whopping 26-liter capacity dotted with hidden pockets, holding everything you need while still looking fresh!

One of Arc’teryx’s backpacks.

Arc’teryx’s natural, earthy color scheme pairs well with most clothing, making the brand a hit with fashionistas worldwide. They are notorious for never having sales, so don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some Japan-only deals at their outlet store!

  • ARC’TERYX
    ARC’TERYX
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 7820, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-479-5132
    • Business Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (hours may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

RINKU DINING – Relish Your Meal with Panoramic Ocean Views!

RINKU DINING – Relish Your Meal with Panoramic Ocean Views!
Outside RINKU DINING.

Treat yourself to some delicious food and magnificent panoramas of Osaka Bay at the newly opened RINKU DINING. With distinctive architecture modeled after a boat, this dining hall is the Seaside Area’s newest landmark!

The window seats provide gorgeous views of Osaka Bay.

Make sure to get a seat next to the window – the view is fantastic! The glass is made from the latest smart tinting technology, allowing staff to adjust the sunlight to a comfortable level creating perfect views all throughout the day!

Inside RINKU DINING: The ‘dashi’ soup stock specialists ‘Komeraku’

Inside RINKU DINING: The ‘dashi’ soup stock specialists ‘Komeraku’
The salmon and salmon roe Hokkai rice (890 yen).

Inside RINKU DINING are the ‘dashi’ soup stock specialists ‘Komeraku,’ who boast 8 varieties of donburi all using their soft and fluffy Ohitsu-gohan rice. There is also a kid’s menu with 4 different selections.

After trying your donburi with ‘tare’ sauce, pour warm dashi soup into the rice to make the Japanese dish ‘ocha-zuke.’ This technique is popular amongst locals, and allows you to enjoy two different flavors in one meal!

The dashi soup is known to increase appetite and amplify existing flavors, making everything twice as delicious! You can also request bonito flakes, so feel free to ask the staff if you’d like another change of flavor!

Their classic dish! The salted kara-age (with mayo) (490 yen).

If you’d like some sides, you can’t go wrong with the ‘choi-kara’ deep-fried chicken! Along with their classic salted edition, 5 other flavors are available for the adventurous! Of course, you can enjoy freshly-fried choi-kara on your donburi, or take it outside to enjoy with a beer! Your choice!

  • Komeraku ~ Rice in Soup, Fried Chicken
    こめらく お茶漬けと、いろどり唐揚げ。
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 8620, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-468-7655
    • Business Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (hours may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS – Get Your Final Ramen Fix Before the Airport!

IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS – Get Your Final Ramen Fix Before the Airport!

If you want one last taste of authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen, IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS has got you covered! The most famous dish is the ‘Special Tonkotsu,’ made from a base of rich pork broth and thick noodles topped off with pork char siu, egg, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and nori.

The juicy pork fillets are especially popular with overseas visitors. Those who can’t get enough can request 4 extra helpings for just 200 yen!

The ‘Special Tonkotsu’ (990 yen).

If ramen isn’t enough, some mouthwatering ‘Hakata Hitokuchi Gyoza’ will add that final satisfying touch! Seeing customers relishing these bite-sized gyozas while slurping down their ramen makes them hard to resist!

Hakata Hitokuchi Gyoza (420 yen).

The crunchy skin and juicy fillings are all original and made in-store! They can’t be found anywhere else, so don’t wait around!

  • IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS
    IPPUDO RAMEN EXPRESS
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 8615, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-479-5587
    • Business Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (hours may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

Sandaya Honten – Relish Legendary Kobe Wagyu!

Sandaya Honten – Relish Legendary Kobe Wagyu!

Sandaya Honten is a Hyogo steak restaurant bringing the finest Japanese cuisine to Rinku! While their Kobe steak is a classic, the lesser-known Japanese Black Ribulose steak is also a must-try!

Japanese Black Ribulose Steak (130g 3,590 yen). Includes rice and onion soup.

Its soft and satisfying mouthfeel will change the way you see meat! Each cut is perfectly marbled and packed with rich and sweet flavors.

The steak’s elegant marbling can be seen clearly before cooking.

If you’re after something lighter, their cute korokke makes for a hassle-free pick-me-up (150-yen tax-included). For something a little more filling, yet not quite dinner, try their scrumptious beef sandwich (1,980-yen tax-included) or roast ham baguette (700-yen tax-included). Take-out options are also available, so, if the weather permits, bring your food to the Seaside Park for your own personal gourmet picnic!

  • Sandaya Honten
    三田屋本店ーやすらぎの郷ー
    • Address Rinku Premium Outlet Seaside Area Block 6505, 4-17, Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano, Osaka 598-8508
    • Phone Number 072-447-7150
    • Business Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (hours may change depending upon season)
      Closed: 3rd Thursday of February

Don’t Miss the Stunning Sunset!

Don’t Miss the Stunning Sunset!
The bridge on the right connects with Kansai International Airport. You can see planes constantly taking off and landing!

These latest renewals also include an extra 300 parking spaces. Around 3,200 cars can now park, making shopping at Rinku stress-free for drivers! The bus terminal has also moved to a more convenient location to allow easy access for travelers.

If you have time, stay until the evening to soak in the glorious sunset! Eating dinner at RINKU DINING or the Seaside Park while watching the sun sink into the ocean is an experience you’ll never forget! If you’re lucky, you might even see a plane flying off into the setting sun!

If you’re visiting Japan or heading home via Kansai International Airport, enjoy first-rate shopping and exquisite dining surrounded by nature at Rinku Premium Outlets! Add it to your next Japan shopping itinerary!

Current anti-COVID 19 protective measures:

- Sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning of all stores and facilities.
- Placement of hand sanitizer.
- Sterilization of tables, etc. after each customer.
- Ventilation of stores.
- Use of coin trays.
- Staff wear masks, wash and disinfect hands, gargle, and check temperature several times a day.
- Adjustment of store capacity/table layout.
- Requesting of customers to wear a mask unless eating.

Certain stores have the following measures available:
- Partition boards between seats/tables.
- Customer temperature checks
- Limitations on entrance/reservations only

Text by: Niki Shigemi

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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