Flights to Kyoto/Osaka; booking, airline ticket reservations and purchases are available. Flight schedule, airfare, and in-service cities with flights to Kyoto/Osaka (Itami) are also introduced. Convenient transport access from Itami Airport (ITM) are available not only to downtown Umeda or Namba, but also to Kyoto tourist spots such as Uzumasa Eigamura and Kiyomizudera.


Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)(ITM) to Osaka city center

Train

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Senri Chuo Station to Umeda Station
Monorail + Subway Midosuji Line + Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 48 minutes 700 yen Monorail 5:38-23:49 (Sat./Sun./Public Holidays -23:38)
Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway 5:05-23:48

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Hotarugaike Station to Hankyu Umeda Station
Monorail + Hankyu Takarazuka Line

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 30 minutes 420 yen Monorail 5:38-23:49 (Sat./Sun./Public Holidays -23:38)
Hankyu Takarazuka Line 4:35-0:07

Bus

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Universal Studios Japan
[Pickup location] South/10, North/0

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 45 minutes 930 yen 7:55-16:15

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Shin-osaka Station
[Pickup location] South/13, North/3

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 25 minutes 500 yen 8:00-21:05

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Osaka Station (Umeda) area
[Pickup location] South/14、North4

Time required Fare Operating hours
About 20-30 min. to the Osaka Maru Bldg. 640 yen 7:50-21:25

Taxi

[Pickup location] South Terminal

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Shin-osaka Station

General fare
4,500 yen

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Universal Studios Japan

General fare
7,000 yen

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)(ITM) to Kyoto city center

Train

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Hotarugaike Station to JR Osaka Station/Hankyu Umeda Station to JR Kyoto Station

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 71 minutes 980 yen Monorail 5:38-23:40
Hankyu Takarazuka Line 4:35-0:07
JR Kyoto Line (to Nagahama) 5:00-0:34

Bus

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to Kyoto (Kyoto station Hachijo exit)
[Pickup location] South/15, North5

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 50-55 minutes 1,310 yen 8:00-21:10

Taxi

[Pickup location] South Terminal
Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to JR Kyoto Station

General fare
12,000 yen

City Information

Osaka Prefecture is the center of politics, economics, and culture in west Japan. It has a population of 8,828,649 (as of March 1, 2017) and is a large metropolis where about 7% of Japan's population resides. It has an area of about 1,905 km2, and is the second smallest of Japan's prefectures. The climate is stable throughout the year, but the heat island effect in summer results in many sweltering nights with temperatures of 25°C or higher that season. Although it snows in winter, it is very rare for the snow to stay on the ground.

In addition to the standard dialect, Japan also has regional dialects of spoken language that developed independently in each region. The dialect spoken in Osaka is called Osaka-ben, and the words have a distinctive nuance that is only used in the Kansai region. For example, "Thank you" is "Arigato" in standard Japanese and "Ookini" in Kansai-ben, and "How much?" is "Ikura desu ka" in standard Japanese and "Nanbo" in Kansai-ben. Even though you are still traveling in Japan, most people in Osaka speak Osaka-ben, and it may feel as though you have entered another country.

About 60 min. by car and 70 min. by train from Itami Airport is Kyoto prefecture, the internationally popular urban tourist area that took the top place two years in a row in Travel + Leisure, a world famous travel magazine. The prefecture is full of world heritage sites and has many sightseeing spots. Especially popular among tourists from overseas is Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. This shrine is world famous, having even been the location for a Hollywood movie. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is the head shrine of all the Inari shrines (also called Oinari-san) in Japan that number around 30,000. The path to enter the shrine is lined with countless vermilion torii gates, creating a unique dreamy and mysterious world that you cannot see elsewhere. It is also home to Kinkakuji Temple that is a registered world heritage site, Arashiyama that offers stunning Japanese scenery such as the Togetsukyo Bridge that passes over a bamboo forest and the Katsura river, and countless temples and shrines with a history of more than 1,000 years. In the streets of Kyoto that retains the image many people from other countries have of Japan, you may be lucky enough to see a real maiko (apprentice geisha). If you want to experience Japan's kimono culture, you can try dressing up as a maiko or you can rent a kimono. You will be dressed and have your makeup done, and you can have your picture taken. Some plans give you free time to walk down the streets of Kyoto in your kimono. This plan is popular with overseas visitors.

In addition to beautiful scenery with seasonal colors and cultural property, visitors to Kyoto must try the superb cuisine. The first type of cuisine that comes to mind when thinking of Kyoto is Kyo-ryori, the local cuisine of Kyoto. Kyo-ryori aims to please all five senses, focusing on not only the dishes that highlight dashi broth and the natural flavors of the ingredients, but also the tableware and plating of the foods. You may feel slightly hesitant to try authentic Kyo-ryori because it seems so high class, but you can feel less reserved if you start by trying just lunch. When visiting Kyoto, you should also try the Japanese-style confections made with matcha (powdered green tea) or anko (sweet red bean paste). Matcha, with its lovely vivid deep green color and rich bittersweet flavor, has become more popular around the world recently. There are many different types of confections made with matcha, including parfaits, ice cream, cakes, and more. One way to enjoy it is to try products from different shops and compare them.

Kyoto retains the streetscape you imagine when you think of Japan in the good old days, shows off scenery that looks gorgeous every season, and sells souvenirs and knick-knacks that are fun just to browse, is a place where you can discover something new each time you visit. Create enjoyable memories of your trip in your own unique way.

Kinkakuji Temple picture

Kinkakuji Temple

Osaka Castle picture

Osaka Castle

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