Osaka is the second largest city in Japan. Choose an Aeon store to use based on the area you'll visit! 【Cooperated by Aeon_ Osaka Area edition】

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AEON Group has approx. 600 general merchandise stores Japan (as of 2014). The group offers privileges to foreign tourists, not only tax-free (8%) shopping but also something like the current special campaign, which gives them 5% discount off their shopping using special coupon (Available only at AEON directly-managed stores. We will explain later how the coupon works). This serial article introduces stores of AEON Group all over Japan, along with the attractions in the surrounding areas. In this article we will talk about stores located in Osaka, including AEON ITAMI and AEON OSAKA DOME CITY.

▼ Multifaceted Osaka — a city of merchants, good food and comedy
Known for its shopping, restaurants, comedy, manzai, rakugo and other entertainment, for its scenic and historic places and tourist attractions, Osaka is full of appeal. Universal Studios Japan opened in 2001 and became one of the leading amusement parks in Japan. Second only to Tokyo as a major city in Japan, of course Osaka also has convenient public transportation. So to make our readers' shopping easy, in this article we would like to talk about four Aeon stores we recommend that are located in different parts of Osaka. Each has a good selection of food, daily necessities, clothing and items perfect as gifts for back home, so make good use of them between sightseeing excursions!

▼ If you use Kansai International Airport, choose AEON RINKU SENNAN
Many people use Kansai International Airport when visiting Japan. This airport is located in southern Osaka Prefecture about 50 kilometers from urban Osaka. The closest Aeon store to Kansai International Airport is AEON RINKU SENNAN.

The shopping mall AEON Mall Rinku Sennan is a ten minute taxi ride from Rinku Town Station, which is five minutes from JR Kansai Airport Station. AEON RINKU SENNAN is a shopping center inside this mall. The setting sun viewed from the coastline of this area has been chosen as one of the top 100 sunsets in Japan, and visitors to AEON RINKU SENNAN can enjoy its beauty to their heart's delight.

Address:3-12 Rinku-Minamihama, Sennan City, Osaka
Business hours:1F food floor: 7:00-23:00 / Other floors on 1F and 2F floor: 9: 00-23: 00
Credit cards accepted:AEON CARD, Visa, JCB, Master, UC, Diners, American Express and UnionPay
Service for foreign visitors:Tax-free, ATM cashing for Japanese Yen, 5% OFF

Next we will talk about three stores easy to get to from Osaka Station and its environs.

▼ If you use Osaka International Airport, choose AEON ITAMI
Osaka International Airport is where domestic Japanese flights take off and land. (It is also known as Itami Airport.) Located less than 10 kilometers from the center of Osaka, it is easy to get to. The Aeon store closest Osaka International Airport is AEON ITAMI.

AEON Mall Itami is approx. 20 minutes by city bus from Osaka International Airport. AEON ITAMI, located inside of it, is a shopping center in what is known as the Aeon Style: Aimed at families, it proposes new styles of living. The sales floor is filled with items that will attract the whole family, from children to adults. Aeon Mall Itami is directly connected to JR Itami Station, so it is conveniently located, with JR Osaka Station just 15 minutes away.

Address:1-1-1 Fujinoki, Itami City, Hyogo
Business hours:1F: 7:00-23:00 (except pharmacy, bicycle area, cosmetic skin consultation counter, Chidoriya and Factory Shin. Drugstore service ends at 22:00.) / 2・3F: 9:00-23:00
Credit cards accepted:AEON CARD, Visa, JCB, Master, UC, Diners, American Express and UnionPay
Service for foreign visitors:Tax-free, ATM cashing for Japanese Yen, 5% OFF

▼ People going to the Namba neighborhood should choose AEON OSAKA DOME CITY
AEON OSAKA DOME CITY is recommended for people entering Osaka by train or another means, staying near the Osaka shopping district known as Minami and seeing the sights.

In the area of Osaka Namba Station on the Hanshin Namba Line, there are Dotonbori and the Shinsaibashisuji shopping district. Hanshin Dome-Mae Station, four minutes from that station, is directly connected to AEON Mall Osaka Dome City. The shopping center AEON OSAKA DOME CITY occupies four floors inside that mall. It is very well-stocked, as one would expect from an Aeon in the center of Osaka. The first floor contains food; the second floor fashions, miscellaneous goods and health and beauty care products; the third floor fashions and children's items; and the fourth floor daily necessities. Also, it is conveniently connected to Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway network.

Address:3-13-1 Chiyozaki, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours:1F: 8:00-23:00 / Bicycle area, gardening area: 9:00-22:00 / Alcohol, sweets area, service center: 9:00-23:00 / 2, 3, 4 F: 9:00-22:00
Credit cards accepted:AEON CARD, Visa, JCB, Master, UC, Diners, American Express and UnionPay
Service for foreign visitors:Tax-free, ATM cashing for Japanese Yen, 5% OFF

▼ After having fun at Universal Studio Japan, try AEON NODA HANSHIN
Many people go to Osaka to visit Universal Studios Japan. It takes approx. 15 minutes to get to JR Universal City Station, the closest station, from Osaka Station, changing trains midway at JR Nishikujo Station. The Aeon store easiest to drop into from JR Universal City Station and Universal Studios is AEON NODA HANSHIN.

To head for AEON NODA HANSHIN from Universal Studios Japan, go from JR Universal City Station to Fukushima Station, then change to the Hanshin Line and travel to Hanshin Railway's Noda Station, the closest station. Next walk about two minutes to arrive at AEON NODA HANSHIN. AEON NODA HANSHIN also has a wide selection of items, with food on the first floor, fashions and health and beauty care products on the second floor, daily necessities on the third floor and children's items on the fourth floor. It is conveniently located a little less than 2 kilometers from JR Osaka Station, so definitely stop by before or after your sightseeing.

Address:1-1-23 Ebie, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours:1F: 8:00-24:00 / 2, 3, 4F: 9:00-22:00
Credit cards accepted:AEON CARD, Visa, JCB, Master, UC, Diners, American Express and UnionPay
Service for foreign visitors:Tax-free, ATM cashing for Japanese Yen, 5% OFF

Combine convenient shopping at Aeon with your Osaka sightseeing for an even more enjoyable trip!

▼ 5% Discount Coupon that can be used on top of tax-free shopping!

Such a great shopping place as AEON is now giving a 5% discount coupon called HAPPY COUPON exclusively to overseas tourists!
This special coupon allows you to shop at not only the stores introduced in this article but also many stores in AEON with an amazing 5% discount off the prices!
The coupon can be used together with tax-free shopping (8%), so don’t miss the chance to be a smart shopper in a convenient way!

▼ How to use “HAPPY COUPON”

(1)Click the link below!

(2)Click on GET 5% off COUPON to open another window.

(3)Please store the barcode displayed on another window, or bookmark the URL so you can open the page immediately when needed.

(4)Scan the barcode with a coupon-issuing machine at the store in order to issue the coupon. You will receive 5% discount off the total of your shopping at a casher by showing the coupon.