Kansai International Airport, or KIX for short, is considered the gateway to Japan's Kansai region. It is located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, about 40 kilometers south of the center of the city. The airport serves as a hub for Peach Airlines, Japan's first international low-cost airline, as well as for ANA and Japan Airlines, the Nankai Line station is directly opposite the terminal building and offers inexpensive, comfortable and efficient transportation to Osaka and beyond.
The LCC (Low Cost Carrier) terminal in Terminal 2 building, which opened in October 2012 and expanded in January 2017, has the country's first intelligent security gates and accessible duty-free shops. In the terminal building and on the Aeroplaza there are a variety of restaurants and souvenir shops as well as accommodation and relaxation areas.
Unless otherwise stated by your airline, all flights and check-ins etc are handled at Terminal 1.
Terminal 1 has a range of shopping facilities and services, as well as state-of-the-art airport lounges.
Kansai's Terminal 2 mainly hosts flights by Peach Aviation (low-cost carrier). A free shuttle bus service is required to transfer between Terminal 1 (bus stop: Aeroplaza, 1F) and Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 has its own shopping and dining areas (Sorateria, Cafe Ginza Lion, Pronto, Nana's Green Tea, Osaka Gochi Shokudou)
Aeroplaza combines shopping, services, and comfort thanks to the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport and First Cabin Kansai Airport.
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First Cabin is a compact hotel that provides a comfortable stay at a reasonable prices, they serve travelers at all times of the day as well as a short-stay plan. A large communal bath and lounge helps guest relax before their flight.Discover more
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is the airport's main onsite hotel – and just a 3-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal building, as well as the airport station.
Try the variety of restaurants here, including Icho Teppan Grill.Discover more
65-minute train ride from Umeda (Osaka) Station via JR Kansai Airport Rapid | 50-minute limousine bus from Umeda (Osaka) Station