Osaka City Air Terminal

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The main entrance to OCAT

Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT) is a multi-purpose commercial complex in Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka housing South Osaka's inter-city bus terminal and coach ferry services to Kansai International Airport, JR Namba station and six floors of shops, restaurants, travel agencies and tourist offices. OCAT is also the venue for frequent musical performances and its outdoor Ponte Square area is the meeting place and practice area for Osaka's youthful street dance community. Urban dance competitions are held there every August.

Naniwa-ku, Osaka ward of Japan

Naniwa-ku (浪速区) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It has an area of 4.37 km², and a population of 51,567.

Osaka Designated city in Kansai, Japan

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Despite the name of the complex, OCAT is not actually an air terminal itself but part of an extended, inter-connected underground transport hub to Kansai International Airport. Namba Station, the terminal for south Osaka City bound train services (including Kansai International) is within 15 minutes walking distance from OCAT via the Namba Walk - an underground passageway lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

Namba Station metro station in Osaka, Japan

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Osaka Airport Transport Co., Ltd., Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise Co., Ltd., Kintetsu Bus Co., Ltd., Nankai Bus Co., Ltd., West JR Bus Company, JR Bus Kanto Co., Ltd., JR Tokai Bus Company, Chugoku JR Bus Company, JR Shikoku Bus Company, Hankyu Bus Co., Ltd., Honshi Kaikyo Bus Co., Ltd., Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Osaka), Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd. (Tottori), etc.
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Coordinates: 34°39′59″N135°29′43″E / 34.666407°N 135.495248°E / 34.666407; 135.495248

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