ANA flights to Osaka Kansai Airport; booking, airline ticket reservations and purchases are available. Flight schedule, airfare, and in-service cities with flights to Osaka are also introduced. Convenient transport access from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Osaka city, USJ etc. are also available.


Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Osaka city center

Train

Kansai International Airport to Shin-osaka Station
JR Express Haruka

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 50 minutes 2,850 yen Weekdays 6:30-22:16
Sat./Sun./Public Holidays 6:40-22:16

Kansai International Airport to Umeda Station
JR Kanku Rapid

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 65 minutes 1,190 yen Weekdays 5:50-23:32
Sat./Sun./Public Holidays 5:57-23:32

Bus

Kansai International Airport to Osaka Station (Umeda), Chayamachi, Shin Umeda City, Shin-osaka

Time required Fare Operating hours
Approx. 60 minutes to Osaka Station (Hotel New Hankyu Osaka) 1,550 yen 3:00-2:00 the next day

Kansai International Airport to Osaka International Airport and Hotarugaike Station

Time required Fare Operating hours
About 70-75 min. to Osaka International Airport 1,950 yen 6:10-22:30

Taxi

[Pickup location] 1F of the international arrivals floor

Kansai International Airport to Osaka International Airport

Time required General fare
Approx. 70 minutes 20,000 yen

Kansai International Airport to Shin-osaka Station

Time required General fare
Approx. 60 minutes 18,000 yen

Car rental

[Reception counter]
About a 3 min. walk from Terminal 1 through the second floor passageway.
About 7 min. by free shuttle bus from Terminal 2.
On-the-spot handover of the vehicle is available. Same day use available.
*Operating hours vary by car rental company.

Toyota Rent-a-car Nissan Rent-a-car Honda Rent-a-car
7:00-23:00 8:00-21:00 8:00-21:00

City Information

Osaka Prefecture is the center of politics, economics, and culture in west Japan. It has a population of 8,837,484 (as of December 1, 2016) 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.

The first sightseeing spot you want to visit when coming to Osaka is Osaka Castle that was built under Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Over one million people visit this popular sightseeing spot every year. Inside the castle, you are introduced to the history of Osaka Castle, and the 8th floor lookout offers a panoramic view of the streets of Osaka. Universal Studios Japan (USJ) that opened in 2001 is a popular theme park with rides and shows themed on popular movies that are fun for all ages from children to adults. It is packed with exciting features, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ that reproduces the world of the Harry Potter movie series that were an international hit and limited time only events like Halloween and Christmas, so you will want to come back again and again. If you want to enjoy shopping in Osaka, Umeda is the place to go. The Umeda area, where terminal stations in Osaka are located, is lined with shopping centers for excellent shopping convenience. America-mura is a hub for youth culture. In addition to fashion, it is packed with young people striving to become musicians or entertainers and is always bustling with excitement. Midosuji is lined with brand-name fashion shops where you can enjoy premium shopping.

Osaka is famous as the "kuidaore city" (a city extravagant in food) and is full of inexpensive and delicious cuisine. Dotonbori is lined tightly with stalls selling Osaka's leading foods: takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and it may be hard to choose which place to go for your takoyaki or okonomiyaki. Don't forget to check out all the famous and unique Dotonbori mascots, like the Glico man sign, Kuidaore Taro, and the Kani Doraku crab! One Osaka food you must not forget after takoyaki or okonomiyaki is kushi-katsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables). Each skewer has a single type of meat or vegetable. They are inexpensive as well, starting at 100 yen per skewer. Your mood is guaranteed to soar as you hold a beer in one hand and fill your mouth with piping hot kushi-katsu. Osaka is packed with other exquisite foods you can easily enjoy as well, like udon noodles and buta-man (pork-filled buns).

Osaka Castle picture

Osaka Castle

Takoyaki (octopus balls) picture

Takoyaki (octopus balls)

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