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Shonai Airport

Shonai Airport (SYO)


The airport is situated about eight miles (12km) southwest from Shonai and eight miles (12km) south of Sakata.

Getting to the city

Buses are available at the airport, travelling to a number of destinations including the Sakata Railway Station, which is the main transport hub in the area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.


GMT +9

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Toyota Rent-A-Car, Nissan Car Rental and Orix Car Rental.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are generally available at the airport and at the JR Sakata Station, but travellers should have their destination written in Japanese as very few drivers speak English.


Airport facilities include an ATM, mobile phone chargers, a smoking room, and a selection of shops and restaurants.


Airport car parking is accessible between 5am and 11pm and is free of charge.



Free wifi is available.

Shonai Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.