Kansai International Airport (KIX)

  • Jonas E.
    "website dedicated to getting to Osaka"(19 Tips)
    Lene S.
    "Connecting Haruka train here to Kyoto."(8 Tips)
    Justin C.
    "Good food and shopping one level below departure hall"(4 Tips)
    Global H.
    "For international flights, security and immigration took 30 minutes."(18 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!
  • 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 Aug 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CandeoSeptember 30, 2016
    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.
  • Erman
    ErmanJuly 2, 2016
    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
  • 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
  • Putra P.
    Putra PuteraJanuary 22
    Get your simcard 7 day unlimited promotion. Around 5200 yen . If still available . Normal price is 6900 yen i think. Compare if you malaysia roaming charge you 40myr perday x 7 = 280myr ( 7000 yen) .
  • 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!
  • ikach
    ikachApril 9, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • Michael Thomas M.
    Michael Thomas MamuricJuly 15
    Been here 5+ times
    For those who want to go to downtown Osaka (e.g. Namba, Shin-Imamiya), take the Nankai trains. For those who want to change to the Shinkansen or those who want to go to Kyoto directly, take JR West.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Je Oah
    Je OahMarch 14, 2016
    Lots of stuffs for shopping at duty free price even at night, Royces chocolate, Tokyo banana, and electronic devices.
  • 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
  • William K.
    William KanAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is not the biggest or grandest airport I have been but somehow it is my favourite airport. Quick efficient and clean.
  • SpaceBall1
    SpaceBall1July 31, 2016
    Been here 50+ 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.
    Upvoted Jul 2
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • J
    JNovember 2, 2016
    The duty free shops carry just about all the regional specialty snacks, not just from Osaka: Tokyo banana, shiroi koibito cookies, Kobe sweets, etc.
  • Azwandi A.
    Azwandi ArisFebruary 9
    Short layover? Just under 4 hours I was able to do a return trip to Namba station (via Rap:t), walk to Mel's Coffee Roasters & stroll around Dotonbori.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016
    There is Daiso if you want 100 yen shopping at the airport!
  • Stephen .
    Nice airport with excellent shopping and dinning option. With good public transport connections to the surrounding area.
  • Jonas E.
    Jonas ElslanderSeptember 3, 2014
    Drinking fountains are located in the gate area (bring an empty bottle) and in the domestic departure hall (2F all the way south).
  • Mattert
    MattertOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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…
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Davy C.
    Davy ChanMay 14
    If you are buying general munchies for consumption within the airport, get it from Family Mart. Cheapest option available.
  • 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
  • Arief E.
    Quite a compact terminal but you'll be amaze how spacious it feel. Lots of restaurant on 3rd floor. Airport polices always roam the terminal so security should be no issue at all.
  • 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!
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    Luggage attendants are fast, efficient, courteous, and professional. Don't try to tip - it's an insult.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TanOctober 25, 2014
    No restaurants past the immigration counter. Has free and fast airport-wide wifi.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RutledgeOctober 23, 2013
    Information both (with English help) outside arrivals is open until at least 10:30pm on a weeknight.
  • Rickard J.
    Rickard JonssonOctober 6, 2016
    A small and easy airport, you can take the bus or the train to town both takes about an hour and cost around ¥1550
  • Siwat C.
    Siwat ChawareewongApril 16, 2014
    Family should look room a kids room. Play area for toddlers and kids, microwave, feeding room. FREE.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LeeSeptember 3, 2016
    Second year attending KIX Dragonboat race here, you just can't believe how clean the water is, definitely a great experience for paddlers
  • 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
    Most edible souvenirs (mochi, cakes...) can also be bought after you pass security and thus tax-free (cheaper).
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