Rinku Town (りんくうタウン
) is a 320-hectare
plot of reclaimed land
located in Osaka
, across the water from Kansai International Airport
. It is technically a part of the cities of Izumisano
, but is developed by the prefectural government. If you fly into Kansai
, Rinku Town is the first thing you'll see after crossing the Sky Gate Bridge
connecting the airport island to the mainland. It is part of KIX's Foreign Access Zone
The centerpiece of the development is the 56-story, 256m Rinku Gate Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Japan, which contains a variety of business facilities and is directly connected to the JR and Nankai lines serving the airport. Nearby, the Rinku International Logistics Center serves as a distribution and processing point for goods entering Japan.
Rinku Town also has an amusement park, shopping malls, and a variety of other recreational facilities, which have helped to turn the area into a commercial center for southern Osaka. There is also a marina and a beach, and several hotels to accommodate airport passengers.