Rinku Premium Outlets is my picture of the day. This factory outlet is located in the Osaka prefecture and in the town of Rinku which is just before Kansai International Airport. The massive outlet mall is one of 30 that are found throughout Japan and caters to many top brands like Coach, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Kate Spade and many other international brands. Shoppers will be pleased to know that there are 150 brand names available here with discounts from 25% to 65% throughout the year. Currently, travelers or foreigners will receive a gift at the Information Center upon presentation of their passport, limited to 1 per person （Valid from 1/19-1/28）
Rinku Premium Outlet Address
3-28, Rinku Ourai Minami,
Izumisano-Shi, Osaka, Japan
Telephone: 072 458 46000
6 min walk from Rinku Town Station (JR Hanwa Line, Nankai Line)
Jan - Dec: 10:00AM to 20:00PM
Closing Day: Once a year, on the third Thursday in February.
Premium Outlets is a group that manages these outlets around the world and the latest addition to the family is the recent opening in December 2011 for the Johor Premium Outlets in Malaysia.
The only reason I visited this factory outlet was that I was on the inaugural AirAsia X first flight to Osaka, Japan in early December 2011. Apart from visiting Universal Studios Japan, The Osaka Aquarium and Shinsaibashi Shopping area, I also made my way to Rinku Premium Outlets before my flight back to Malaysia.