Airports in Kyoto

Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)


With a spacious terminal and plenty of passenger amenities, shops and restaurants, Osaka Kansai Airport is ideal for most travellers. It is located on a man-made island in Osaka Bay, just 24 miles (38km) from downtown Osaka.

The airport is well connected to the mainland and passengers have a variety of public transport options to choose from when using Osaka Kansai Airport. It is also one of the best-rated airports worldwide. Passengers with some time to spare should visit the Refresh Capin Lounge or the Relaxation Forest, while the Observation Hall offers great views of the surrounding area as well as the runways.


The airport is located 30 miles (50km) south of downtown Osaka.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available, but the journey takes around an hour and the fare is likely to be very high, so most passengers take the bus, train or high-speed ferry to Osaka. Minibuses go to the major hotels, departing from International Arrivals. The airport shuttle bus service connects to the ferry terminal for the ferry to Osaka.


GMT +9.


Tel: + 81 (0)724 55 2500.

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Central Japan International Airport (NGO)


Located in Tokoname, in the Aichi Prefecture of central Japan, Central Japan International Airport (usually abbreviated to Centrair) is built on an artificial island in Ise Bay. The primary transport hub for the Chûbu (central) region of Japan, the facility is modern and spacious with all the high-tech amenities you'd expect from a major Japanese airport (including a Relaxation Plaza with a soothing bath house).

Central Japan International Airport is a busy facility serving 12 million people each year, and makes a convenient gateway to Japan with high-speed rail links to Kyoto and Shizuoka. Flights to Central Japan International Airport are available from many cities throughout Asia, and a few major airports in Europe like Frankfurt and Helsinki.

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

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