Rinku Park - Osaka

Rinku Park (りんくう公園) is a beach park on the opposite bank of Kansai International Airport, located at 1-271 Rinkuoraikita, Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture.

Rinku Park (りんくう公園)
Rinku Park (りんくう公園

Rinku Park Details

Opened on September 18, 1996, Rinku Park is actually part of reclaimed land. It has a total area of 61.2 hectares. This area stretches along the coast of Izumisano City, Tajiri Town, and Sennan City and is referred to as Rinku Town. 

The Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport as seen from Rinku Park

Rinku Park Love

At present, parts of Rinku Park are still being developed. The areas currently open to the public are the Symbol Garden and the Seaside Garden

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Uchiumi (Inner Sea)

Uchiumi as seen from Taikobashi

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The Star Gate Hotel can be seen from the Uchiumi area

The Symbol Garden is the place where you'd find the Four Seasons Fountain, the Summer Solstice Stairs, and the Winter Solstice Grotto. Other things to see here are:

  • Rinku Park management office
  • The General Rest Area
  • Taiko Bridge
  • Flower Garden
  • Inner Sea

The Seaside Garden, on the other hand, is the place where you'd find the Rinku Marble Beach which is also called Sennan Marble Beach. Other things to see here are
  • The Pine Forest
  • The Five Gardens
  • The Observatories
  • The Hagi Rest Area
I got to visit Rinku Park last January 8, 2022, during my 10th weekend in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. During this trip, I accompanied my Japanese family on their afternoon walk in the park. The park was vast and there were numerous scenic spots in it.

 
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We had to pass under the Sky Gate Bridge to reach Rinku Park

Yomo, enjoying his trip to Rinku Park 

During our visit, we parked at the parking lot near Kanku Ice. We let Karin and the family dog Yomo run around exploring the park. We followed a pathway that took us under the Sky Gate Bridge that led us to Rinku Park

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Shiki-no-Izumi (Four Seasons Fountain)

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Four Seasons Fountain

We continued following the park until we reached the Four Seasons Fountain. It was a perfect place to run around and then relax after. Aside from the Four Seasons Fountain. The LOVE RINKU can also be found here.

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Taikobashi (Arched Bridge)

Where to next?

When Karin and Yomo got tired of running, we decided to walk back to the car to leave. However, instead of retracing our way back, we followed the route down to Utsumi and then up Taiko Bridge. From there, we just crossed the overpass a walked several meters back to the parking area. 

Thank you Kameyama Family for the awesome time

When we got home, I googled what I missed from not visiting the seaside garden area and was shocked to discover that it was a place that my family and I have already visited on the 19th day of our Japan 2018 trip. Its main attraction was none other than Sennan Marble Beach

Rinku Park Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Rinku Park and its grounds. However, if you're planning to park your vehicle, you need to park a parking fee.
Weekdays: 210 yen/hour
Weekends and holidays: 310 yen/hour

Rinku Park Operating Hours

Rinku Park is open 24/7.

Why visit Rinku Park?

Aside from being a perfect place to go strolling early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Rinku Park is also a place to visit if you love watching sunsets

Getting to Rinku Park



From Kansai International Airport (KIX), head to the Kansai Airport Station and ride the Kansaikuko Line and board down at Rinku-Town Station. From there, walk for 550 meters to reach Rinku Park. 

Travel Time: 8-10 minutes
Fare: 370 yen.

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  1. Rinku Park looks like a good place to go on walks.

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    1. It is. If you visit on a clear day, you'd love the view.

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