On this page, you will find the information you need to easily make your way through Kansai International Airport to your destination.
Arrival and departure terminal maps and other information for navigating through Kansai International Airport.
Please present your passport and Immigration card.
Customers with goods to declare must turn in their Customs Declaration forms.
Go through the security search and x-ray inspection.
The following customers can use the fast lanes:
Note: Please present your boarding pass and the fast lane ticket which you will receive upon check-in. If you have completed the check-in online or by using an International Self-Service Check-in machine, proceed to the fast lane after receiving the fast lane ticket at the check-in counter of Kansai International Airport.
Please present your passport and Immigration card.
Osaka prefecture is the political, economic, and cultural center of western Japan. While it is a large city with a population of 8,817,372 (as of October 1, 2020) with an area of about 1,905 square kilometers, it is the second smallest prefecture in Japan. The climate is stable throughout the year, but in the summer, there are many tropical nights when the temperature rises above 25 degrees Celsius due to the heat island phenomenon. Although there is snow in winter, it is extremely rare for it to accumulate. In addition to the standard Japanese language, Japan has many unique local dialects that developed in each region. In Osaka people speak the Kansai dialect, and there are words with unique nuances that are only used in Kansai. For example, in standard Japanese the word "thank you" sounds like the word for "big" in the Kansai dialect, and "How much? - Ikura desu ka?" becomes "nambo?". Even though you are traveling in Japan, most of the people in Osaka speak the Kansai dialect, so you may feel like you are traveling in a different country.The first place you will want to visit in Osaka is Osaka Castle. Built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it is a popular spot for tourists. Inside the castle you will be introduced to its history, and you can overlook the city of Osaka from the observatory on the 8th floor. Universal Studios Japan (USJ), opened in 2001, is a popular theme park that is enjoyed by both children and adults. It features attractions and shows based on popular movies. It also has The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™, which reproduces the world view from the hit movie Harry Potter, as well seasonal events at Halloween and Christmas. You will enjoy USJ so much that you will want to visit again and again. And, if you like shopping, Umeda is the place to go. Umeda, which is the terminus station in Osaka, is lined with shopping centers making it very convenient for shopping. American Village is the base of youth culture. It is a place for not only fashion but is also a lively area where young people aiming to become musicians and entertainers gather. The streets of Midosuji are lined with brand shops where you can enjoy high-class shopping. Osaka is also famous as The Town of Eating, and it is full of cheap and delicious food. In Dotonbori, there is stall after stall of Osaka's most famous dishes of takoyaki and okonomiyaki. With so many choices you will wonder at which stall you should try takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes). In addition, Dotonbori has an array of unique characters such as the famous Glico signboard, Kui-daore Taro, and Kani Doraku crab, so don't forget to check them out! Along with takoyaki and okonomiyaki, kushikatsu is a must-try food in Osaka. Each skewer has one kind of food on it. The price is reasonable, starting at around 100 yen per stick. There is no doubt that you will feel happy if you grab a beer and fill up with some hot kushikatsu. Osaka has many other delicious foods such as udon and pork buns that you can easily enjoy.
Kansai International Airport to Shin-Osaka Station
JR Limited Express Haruka
Time Required : About 50 minutes
Fare : 2,910 yen (non-holiday periods)
Hours : Weekdays 6:30-22:16, Weekends and Holidays 6:40-22:16 Kansai International Airport to Osaka Station
JR Kanku Rapid Service
Time Required : About 70 minutes
Fare : 1,210 yen
Hours : Weekdays 5:50-23:32, Weekends and Holidays 5:54-23:32
Kansai International Airport to the front of Osaka Station (Hotel New Hankyu Osaka)
Time Required : About 60 minutes to the front of Osaka Station (Hotel New Hankyu Osaka)
Fare : 1,600 yen
Hours : 6:35-23:10
Kansai International Airport to Osaka International Airport/Hotarugaike Station
Time Required : About 70-75 minutes to Osaka International Airport
Fare : 2,000 yen
Hours : 8:40-20:30
Taxi Stand : First Floor of the International Arrival Floor
Kansai International Airport to Osaka International Airport
Required Time : About 70 minutes
Fare : 20,070 yen
Kansai International Airport to Shin Osaka
Required Time : About 60 minutes
Fare : 20,280 yen
Rental Counter : About a 3-minute walk from Terminal 1 via the 2F connection passage. About 7 minutes by free shuttle bus from Terminal 2. Cars can be picked up on the spot. Same day returns are available.
Hours : Depending on each rental car company: Toyota Rent-A-Car is open 8:00-19:00, Nissan Rent-A-Car is open 8:00-20:00, and Orix Rent-A-Car is open 8:00-20:00
As part of efforts to combat terrorism, anti-terror measures have been put in place to use the personally identifying information provided to Immigration. Under a revised section of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, foreign nationals will now have their fingerprints and a photograph taken.
The following foreign nationals entering (or re-entering) Japan do not have to get their photo or fingerprints taken:
Note: All passengers arriving from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yangon, Bombay, and Denpasar are asked to submit the questionnaire.
When bringing plants into Japan, it is legally required to submit a Phytosanitary certificate issued by the government of the exporting country. Based on the Plant Protection Act, you will have to undergo import inspection and, if you don’t have these Phytosanitary certificates, the plants will be disposed. For the latest information on the plant Quarantine program, please refer to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Plant Protection Station website.
Note: Plants are defined as fruits, vegetables, cereals, cut or dry flowers, seeds, or seedlings. Any violations might result in legal penalties (e.g., three-year jail sentence and/or a maximum fine of one million yens).
The following are examples of plants and/or plant-related items that cannot be brought into Japan:
As of May 24, 2017, it is prohibited to import Plumeria plants and cuttings from the Hawaiian Islands into Japan unless certain conditions are met.