Kansai International Airport (KIX)

  • Jonas E.
    "website dedicated to getting to Osaka"(18 Tips)
    Justin C.
    "Good food and shopping one level below departure hall"(4 Tips)
    Wdychen N.
    "... Love the section where Haruka Express traveled above the ocean before entering..."(3 Tips)
    Melissa L.
    "how clean the water"(10 Tips)
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  • Bryan T.
    Bryan TanJune 23, 2013
    If you're taking a late flight out at the end of a long day, ¥500 gives you 30min to grab a shower at the KIX Refresh Cabin; the transit lounge also has complimentary drinks and massage chairs!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Klaus B.
    Klaus BudinegaraJune 29, 2012
    Free wifi is very difficult to find in Osaka, so use the free wifi in KIX to buy the cheapest data sim card here http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/u300_visitor.html and have it delivered to your hotel.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Petros R.
    Petros RigasMarch 17, 2015
    Great variety of foods & snacks from all over Japan. If you're looking for Royce Chocolate, you've found it. Prices are truly "Duty Free". U can easily tell by visiting any of the high-end shops.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Weerayuth C.
    Weerayuth ChanapaiJanuary 22, 2011
    Kansai thru pass is a good deal for short stay. It includes subways, buses, and some discounts for sight seeing places in osaka, nara kyoto, and kobe. Please ask the airport reception for information.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Hayo B.
    Hayo BartAugust 25, 2014
    Arriving and a foreigner? Be sure to properly fill your disembarkation card (don't forget the back!) BEFORE queueing at immigration. It will save you, your fellow travelers and staff a lot of time.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Siew W.
    Siew WongMay 4, 2013
    Very basic airport. The Japanese are so amazing. They provide a very clean kids' room for the kids FOC. Even a sml origami after the play!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth ReyesFebruary 13, 2015
    Amazing airport. SIM cards can be found on far right side once you exit customs and enter arrivals hall. They're in vending machines. Can also try SoftBank desk if arriving before 9pm
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CandeoSeptember 30
    Osaka int'l hub is seamlessly connected to the city in many different ways (train, ferry, bus) so you don't need an expensive (16,000¥) taxi. Nice choice of shops and restaurants. Free WiFi.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChouJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Please leave enough time (at least 30 min to spare) if u r taking a train to KIX. Cause there r various kinds of trains (local, semi-express, etc) some diff trains may not take u where u wanna be!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Erman
    ErmanJuly 2
    A lot of souvenirs and gift items are available. Don't worry if haven't had time to do gift shopping in Osaka. You can find it all at the departures terminal
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Suzanne J.
    Suzanne JenkinsMay 26, 2013
    Take the train or bus into Osaka city. Cabs are very expensive. Takes about 45 mins by train. I had a long layover at KIX and got into the city and back very leisurely. Worth the trip!
  • akemi.t
    akemi.tJune 14
    This airport is known as they have NEVER LOST LUGGAGE since opened in 1994. That's why was chosen best 1 airport in the world 2015 (luggage section) they always carry it very carefully for customers
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherMay 28, 2013
    Kyoto-bound? Buy the Haruka & ICOCA combo ticket at the JR train office. 4000 Yen cash gets a roundtrip from KIX to Kyoto on Haruka express train + 2500 on a ICOCA for more transport in Kansai region.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Soft couches are located just past the security check (air side). On the land side, you can find two couches on 3F at the north escalators to 4F.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Deanna Y.
    Deanna YuFebruary 26, 2015
    Nice! There are a lot of shops even after immigration. The waiting area for boarding is very spacious. CR at gate 33 is very clean, toiletries (tissue, paper seat, soap, etc) are well provided.
  • Je Oah
    Je OahMarch 14
    Lots of stuffs for shopping at duty free price even at night, Royces chocolate, Tokyo banana, and electronic devices.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos ArguetaJuly 27, 2014
    Get sure to get you food before you pass customs and take the ferry train to your gate there are no many options there. Duty free shops near the gates are closed on Sunday
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • William K.
    William KanAugust 25, 2014
    This is not the biggest or grandest airport I have been but somehow it is my favourite airport. Quick efficient and clean.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KrugerJuly 11, 2013
    Plenty of restaurants on the 2 and 3 floors., and a lot of shops on the 3 floor. Strongest free wifi on the 2nd F
  • Charles R.
    Charles Ryan TeoMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal 1 for all airlines except Peach and Terminal 2 is for Peach only. Take the free shuttle bus from Terminal 2 to terminal 1 where the train station is located. That's the cheapest way to town.
  • ikach
    ikachApril 9
    TO KYOTO> buy a 1 day JR pass ( yen 2300 works out cheaper and faster than bus 2550 ) & when in KYOTO then buy single all day passes which aren't available at osaka.
  • J
    JNovember 2
    The duty free shops carry just about all the regional specialty snacks, not just from Osaka: Tokyo banana, shiroi koibito cookies, Kobe sweets, etc.
  • Wdychen N.
    Wdychen NYCNovember 21, 2013
    Airy and spacious. Unfortunately not a lot of dinning options within the terminal. Love the section where Haruka Express traveled above the ocean before entering the airport.
  • RJJ A.
    RJJ AlkisadaAugust 9, 2014
    The place is totally open so ventiliation is not a problem. Try accessing free internet anywhere in Osaka via visa card registration upon wifi search here. Train and bus attendants are really helpful.
  • Jonathan N.
    Jonathan NguyenMay 1, 2012
    This is a fairly small airport with only a few amenities airside. Eat before you go through security. Also there are some lounges that are land side.
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Roopa K.
    Roopa KSeptember 3, 2012
    Store near gates 5 and 6 has Japanese strawberry, uji matcha, and Sakura matcha kit kats, all of which I couldn't find in three major cities in Japan!
  • Eugene S.
    Eugene SiewSeptember 8, 2013
    no decent food at the boarding area...remember to check-in early and hang around at the check-in area for food hunting before going into the departure hall!
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Yoshke D.
    Yoshke DimenJuly 4, 2013
    If you're part of a group, rent a wifi router at stalls at Arrival Area or by the ticket booths at JR Train station. It's around JPY900 per day. Most accept only credit card transactions though.
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NgApril 13
    There is Daiso if you want 100 yen shopping at the airport!
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Todd M.
    Todd MNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    SoftBank phone rental is located on the arrivals level, and does rent to foreigners. Suggest renting one especially if you know people in Japan (roaming is expensive)
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TSeptember 28
    Nice airport with excellent shopping and dinning option. With good public transport connections to the surrounding area.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Drinking fountains are located in the gate area (bring an empty bottle) and in the domestic departure hall (2F all the way south).
  • は
    September 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Transportation to get to the airport was mess due to the Typhoon #18. Some parts of Wangan highway from Kobe was closed still. Please be prepared well for this kind of weather condition…
  • Mattert
    MattertOctober 3, 2012
    Rapid-0 is a smooth way to get to the airport from Namba, however it costs about 20usd. Also Japanese security is very through, I had maybe a sip of water left and that required a bag search.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesSeptember 20, 2015
    Easy to get in/out. There's a lounge with pay access for quiet space or a shower. First class lounge is not fancy but quiet.
  • SpaceBall1
    SpaceBall1July 31
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are a resident, get an automated passport control check-in stamp - easily done on the top floor, immigration has an office there.
  • SuNNiDaez L.
    SuNNiDaez LoveApril 9, 2013
    for visitors, do drop by at the information counter to get rail map and some info about osaka; JR office to buy rail pass for tourist only. enjoy kansai!
  • Siegrid F.
    Siegrid FujikiAugust 9, 2013
    Try the Bacon-Egg-Cheeseburger at First Kitchen and try the Mentaiko-Sauce or BBQ-Sauce with your french fries
  • Nari K.
    Nari KimJanuary 7, 2011
    There are few Priority Lounges on 2nd floor! DFS has so many brands and quite convenient. Restaurants are on 3rd, 4th floor. It's Clean and Huge!
  • Nick T.
    Nick TanOctober 25, 2014
    No restaurants past the immigration counter. Has free and fast airport-wide wifi.
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    Luggage attendants are fast, efficient, courteous, and professional. Don't try to tip - it's an insult.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RutledgeOctober 23, 2013
    Information both (with English help) outside arrivals is open until at least 10:30pm on a weeknight.
  • Siwat C.
    Siwat ChawareewongApril 16, 2014
    Family should look room a kids room. Play area for toddlers and kids, microwave, feeding room. FREE.
  • Rickard J.
    A small and easy airport, you can take the bus or the train to town both takes about an hour and cost around ¥1550
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LeeSeptember 3
    Second year attending KIX Dragonboat race here, you just can't believe how clean the water is, definitely a great experience for paddlers
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LeeNovember 6
    Ganko sushi is a pretty good option for Japanese style food past the security and passport control in the international terminal.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Visit the official airport's website dedicated to getting to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe or Nara cheaply: http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/otoku-access/.
  • Janice C.
    Janice ChenSeptember 21, 2013
    Early arrival....you'll get free wifi, blanket, and spacy couch for free! Plus lots of accompany XD
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Most edible souvenirs (mochi, cakes...) can also be bought after you pass security and thus tax-free (cheaper).
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChangJuly 13, 2015
    Good food and shopping one level below departure hall
    Upvoted Oct 16
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