Kansai International Airport, or KIX for short, is the gateway to Japan’s Kansai region. It’s located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, about 40 kilometers south of central Osaka. The airport serves as the hub for Peach Airlines, Japan’s first low-cost international carrier, and as the international hub for ANA and Japan Airlines. The Nankai Line railroad station, just across the street from the terminal building, helps facilitate Kansai Airport’s role as the gateway to Kansai by providing, cheap, comfortable, and efficient transportation to Osaka and beyond.
Unless otherwise stated by your airline, all flights and check-ins etc are handled at Terminal 1.
Terminal 1 has a range of shopping facilities and services, as well as state-of-the-art airport lounges.
Kansai's Terminal 2 mainly hosts flights by Peach Aviation (low-cost carrier). A free shuttle bus service is required to transfer between Terminal 1 (bus stop: Aeroplaza, 1F) and Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 has its own shopping and dining areas (Sorateria, Cafe Ginza Lion, Pronto, Nana's Green Tea, Osaka Gochi Shokudou)
Aeroplaza combines shopping, services, and comfort thanks to the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport and First Cabin Kansai Airport.
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First Cabin is a compact hotel that provides a comfortable stay at a reasonable prices, they serve travelers at all times of the day as well as a short-stay plan. A large communal bath and lounge helps guest relax before their flight.Discover more
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is the airport's main onsite hotel – and just a 3-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal building, as well as the airport station.
Try the variety of restaurants here, including Icho Teppan Grill.Discover more
65-minute train ride from Umeda (Osaka) Station via JR Kansai Airport Rapid | 50-minute limousine bus from Umeda (Osaka) Station