Streets/Shopping districts/Commercial establishments

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Streets of Udatsu in Waki-machi
 
 
     
 
Streets with a proud history
"Udatsu" refers to the mud firewall built between the houses, which is expensive to make. Waki-machi flourished as the trading center of Awa Indigo between Edo and Meiji periods, and Indigo merchants that made millions created the beautiful streets of this town by building shops and houses with "Udatsu". It is currently designated as a conservation area for historically important buildings and it bustles with many tourists.
       
●Open/[The Yoshida House] 9:00-16:30
●Closed/[The Yoshida House]
Open all year  ●Fare/[The Yoshida House] Adults ¥500, Child ¥250  ●Tel/0883-53-0960(The Yoshida House)
◆Access/10 min. drive from Tokushima Expressway Waki-machi IC, and 10 min drive from JR Anabuki Stn.
       
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Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets
 
 
     
 
A sophisticated outlets town modeled after Pasadena, a high-class residential suburb of Los Angeles. It boasts the biggest store area in the western Japan with 220 international and Japanese brand stores in the premises.
A sophisticated outlets town modeled after Pasadena, a high-class residential suburb of Los Angeles. It boasts the biggest store area in the western Japan with 220 international and Japanese brand stores in the premises.
       
●Open/10:00~20:00 (some restaurants are open till 21:00)
●Closed/3rd Thursday in February  ●Tel/078-983-3450
◆Access/Direct bus services are available from Sannomiya, Osaka Umeda, and Namba OCAT, and Abenobashi (Please refer to the official site)
       
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Rinku Premium Outlets
 
 
     
 
Located in Rinku Town across the water from Kansai International Airport. Modeled after Charleston, a portown of US and filled with resort atmosphere, the outlets town has 210 well-known international and Japanese brand stores.
Located in Rinku Town across the water from Kansai International Airport. Modeled after Charleston, a portown of US and filled with resort atmosphere, the outlets town has 210 well-known international and Japanese brand stores.
       
●Open/10:00~20:00 (some restaurants are open till 21:00)
●Closed/3rd Thursday in February  ●Tel/072-458-4600
◆Access/About 6 min-walk from “Rinku-Town Station” of Nankai Main Line. / Shuttle bus service is available from from kansai International Airport every day.
       
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Umeda Sky Building
 
 
     
 
360 panoramic view from the bridging corridor in the air (Floating Garden)
The 173 m-tall Umeda Sky Building standing on its 42,000 m2 site is Japan's first skyscraper with a bridging corridor in the air. The building has an aerial garden observatory, 170 m above ground, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of downtown Osaka.

Also accommodated in the building are a small theater and a reconstruction of Osaka's olden alleys lined with restaurants and eateries, as well as a first-rate hotel and an artificial grove where small animals, such as squirrels, are living. An innovative amusement spot.
       
●Tel/06-6440-3899
◆Access/10 min. walk from JR Line Osaka Station
       
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