By far the best video I've ever seen of a Japanese city from the air - the blade runner style of metropolis just going on forever and ever until touchdown in the urbanized surroundings of Itami airport.
Really reminds me of the view when approaching MEX. Buildings... buildings... buildings... steep 110 deg left turn... buildings getting closer, and closer, and closer... oh shiii... *gasp* a runway! *touchdown*
GREAT video. This is an excellent overview of Osaka.
I used to live in Kawachi-Nagano, a suburb of Osaka! I have flown out of both Itami (before Kansai opened) and Kansai! My family would sometimes go watch planes just before the runway at Itami! Check out a.net pictures of Itami. GREAT place for spotting! Kansai also is great for spotting.
Anyone spending time in Osaka needs to also visit the Modern Transportation Museum. It showcases the history of Japan's train history. It has some excellent train exhibits as well as a couple small aircraft.