Osaka City Air Terminal
Osaka City Air Terminal “OCAT” is a multi-purpose commercial complex in Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward of Osaka City.
It is housing South Osaka's inter-city bus terminal, JR Namba station and six floors of shops, restaurants, travel agencies and tourist offices. It is the largest bus terminal in western Japan.
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.
From the 2nd floor of the bus terminal, there are buses arriving from and departing to various locations; OCAT shuttle buses to Kansai International Airport, limousine buses to Osaka International Airport and Kobe Airport, and intercity express busses connecting Namba to cities nationwide, from Sendai in the north to Kagoshima in the south.
Highway buses are an inexpensive alternative to trains for long and medium distance travel in Japan. On longer distances many highway buses tend to travel overnight. Buses normally are slower than express trains, but usually considerably cheaper.
Because on a few popular routes, especially routes to/from major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya bus companies are competing against each other discount fares have dropped to very low levels.
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.
Roof Top: Roof Garden “Open From April 1 to October 31”
6th floor: Offices
5th floor: Bookstore and Restaurants
4th floor: Airline offices, Tourist information
3rd floor: Liquor and Imported foods and General stores
2nd floor: Minatomachi “OCAT” Bus Terminal
1st floor: Cafe, Fashion Mall and Post Office
1st basement: JR Namba Station and Restaurants
3rd and 4th basement: Seijukai Medical Center
Namba Railway Station is within 15 minutes’ walking distance from OCAT via the Namba Walk - an underground passageway lined with shops, bars and restaurants.
Osaka City Air Terminal "OCAT" - Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture