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Osaka Castle

Like many castles in Japan, Osaka-jô (Osaka Castle) was rebuilt several times. Created during the century, the last rebuilding of Osaka castle was in 1997 and its inside now has all modern conveniences.

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Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

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Tennoji in Osaka

Continuing my posts on which places to visit in Osaka, I'd recommend the Tennoji area southeast of the city. This district of Osaka is home to: an eponymous park and it Japanese garden named Keitaku-en several.

Okayama, Jardines

Okayama black castle and Koraku-en japanese garden

Hikone castle and garden

If you are on the lookout for a quick and easy half-dat off Kyoto or Osaka, I suggest you look towards Hikone in Shiga prefecture, just east of Lake Biwa.

Rinku Premium Outlet with 210 outlet shops @ 3-28, Rinku Ourai Minami, Izumisano-Shi, Osaka. Opening hours : Everyday 10am to 8pm. Closed once a year,  on the third Thursday in February.

Rinku Premium Outlet with 210 outlet shops @ Rinku Ourai Minami, Izumisano-Shi, Osaka. Opening hours : Everyday to Closed once a year, on the third Thursday in February.

Associated with Shinsaibashi, and west of Mido-suji street, is Amerika-mura, an American-themed shopping area and center of Osaka's youth culture. Major stores and boutiques concentrates are found around the area.

Associated with Shinsaibashi, and west of Mido-suji street, is Amerika-mura, an American-themed shopping area and center of Osaka's youth culture. Major stores and boutiques concentrates are found around the area.

Rinku Premium Outlet : A wide range of brands from Japanese to International.

Rinku Premium Outlet : A wide range of brands from Japanese to International.

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is a must visit shopping area. It centers around Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street. Shinsaibashi is easily accessed via the subway.

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is a must visit shopping area. It centers around Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street. Shinsaibashi is easily accessed via the subway.

If you touch down Osaka in the morning, pop into Rinku Premium Outlet (just 30 mins away from Kansai Airport). Dun worry about your luggage, there are huge storage lockers either at Kansai Airport or Rinku Premium Outlet for your luggages (at a nominal fees) and you can shop freely. Anyway, you cannot check in your hotel until after 2pm in most Japanese hotels.

If you touch down Osaka in the morning, pop into Rinku Premium Outlet (just 30 mins away from Kansai Airport). Dun worry about your luggage, there are huge storage lockers either at Kansai Airport or Rinku Premium Outlet for your luggages (at a nominal fees) and you can shop freely. Anyway, you cannot check in your hotel until after 2pm in most Japanese hotels.

There is a good mix of established and  trendy stores. It runs for about 580 meters and perfect for both shoppers and strollers. Please check http://www.shinsaibashi.or.jp/e/  for the latest information before shopping at Shinsaibashisuji!

There is a good mix of established and trendy stores. It runs for about 580 meters and perfect for both shoppers and strollers. Please check http://www.shinsaibashi.or.jp/e/ for the latest information before shopping at Shinsaibashisuji!