Photologue: Destination Osaka and AirAsia X Inaugural KUL – KIX

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Taken from Osaka Castle grounds in Osaka Japan

Taken from Osaka Castle grounds in Osaka Japan

December 2011 -With a population of 2.6 million, Osaka is the central city of West Japan.  During a recent trip up to Destination Osaka during AirAsia X’s inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, I was able to check out very briefly some of the beautiful sights of Osaka. A return to Osaka some day is imminent.

CEO, AirAsia X Asran Osmanrani in a Samurai Costume Posing in front of the Osaka Castle

CEO, AirAsia X Asran Osmanrani in a Samurai Costume Posing in front of the Osaka Castle – Destination Osaka

 

Shinsaibashi 心斎橋

Shinsaibashi - Osaka

Destination Osaka – Shinsaibashi 心斎橋

One of the best downtown areas in the city, Shinsaibashi is where you can find a wide variety of shops. A covered shopping street of eight blocks, you would be able to find major stores and boutiques. Here you would probably go crazy shopping and trying out new clothes Take your time. Stop by some of the take away food and drink outlets in between shopping. Depends on whether you are a shopaholic, be sure to plan out how much time you would need.

Check out Shinsaibashi’s official website for more information and a list of the stores.

 

Osaka Castle 大坂城

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Constructed in 1583, the castle is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock.  The central castle building is eight stories high inside and five stories outside.  It was built on top of a tall stone foundation so that the occupants would be protected from sword-bearing attackers in the past.  There are thirteen structures within the 60,000 square metres of the castle ground that have been designated by the Japanese government as Important Cultural Assets.

Perfect for a picnic as well as to feed the pigeons, the castle is a very peaceful getaway. Remember to enjoy the sights and sounds. Be sure to slow down your pace here and just people watch too.

Japanase man smoking at Osaka Castle amongst Pigeons

Japanase man smoking at Osaka Castle amongst Pigeons

People of Osaka in Winter

People of Osaka in Winter

Other attractions in Osaka

Osaka Station - Daimaru

Osaka Station – Daimaru Shopping Centre

  • Universal Studios Japan –   This theme park lets you experience the real Hollywood.  Attractions here are based on popular Hollywood movies and shopping areas with goods that are unattainable elsewhere are sure to entertain the family.  Read more about it on Malaysia Asia
  • Rinku Premium Outlets – Located  in the town of Rinku which is just before Kansai International Airport, be sure to make a stop to enjoy great deals on famous brands such as Kate Spade, Dolce and Gabana, Read more about it on Malaysia Asia

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