Spotting at Osaka Kansai
One of Japan’s busiest and most modern airports. Osaka is a great stop-off if you’re spotting in Japan, however it has periods of few traffic movements on afternoons.
The actual traffic you get is very similar to that at Tokyo’s airports.
Osaka Kansai has a spotting deck which is four storeys above ground, and situated at the end of Runway 24, which is used most often. The deck opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. It is free to enter, and has both indoor and outdoor areas, along with food & drink facilities and arrivals boards. A bus will take you from the terminal to the Aeroplaza building, which is opposite the viewing deck.The sun is behind you here, so you can take excellent photographs.
If you are travelling through Osaka Kansai, there are opportunities to view aircraft through windows at certain departure gates, although this can be frustrating and limited at times.