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KIX

The Osaka Kansai Airport or KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KIX), is situated on an artificial isle at about 50km from the center of Osaka. I advise you to arrive in Japan in this airport if you begin your trip with Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Mie, Mount Koya, ...) or the South of Japan (Hiroshima, Kyushu, ...). You can access to Osaka and Kyoto by train (rapi:t-ß of the Nankai company and Haruka of the JR company) or by motorway.

There are two terminals. Most of the flights arrive in Terminal 1. There are few international flights on Terminal 2 which is reserved to Low Cost Companies. Nankai and JR stations face to Terminal 1. Shuttles provide links between the two terminals.

To access to Osaka or Kyoto from the airport, you should choose one of the two express trains, rapi:t-ß or Haruka, depending where you want to get off. Other local trains are slower and there is no place for luggage. Concerning shuttles, you'll find on the ground of the airport (arrivals) the ticket office of the Yasaka and MK companies. Here is a table to compare the length of transport to Osaka's and Kyoto's station by train or shuttle.

Namba (South Osaka)
Shin-Osaka (North Osaka)
Kyoto
rapi:t-ß
34min
-
-
Haruka
-
50min
1h15
shuttle
48min
1h
1h25

To have more details and the prices of those different options, feel free to contact Koto-kun.

 

NRT

Narita Airport, NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NRT), is located at 66km to the East of Tokyo, in the prefecture of Chiba. I advise you to arrive in Japan in this airport if you begin your trip with Kanto (Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Disneyland Tokyo, Omiya, Ibaragi, Nikko, Gunma, ...) or the North of Japan (Sendai, Hokkaido, ...). You can access Tokyo by train (Skyliner of the Keisei company and Narita Express of the JR company) or by motorway.

Be careful! There are two terminals and so two different train stations : Narita Airport in Terminal 1 and Airport Terminal 2 in Terminal 2.

To access Tokyo from the airport, chose one of those express trains, Skyliner or Narita Express (NEX), considering where you'll get off. Other local trains are slower and there is no place for luggage. You can also take the shuttle Intercity Bus, on the basement of the airport. Here is a table to compare the length of transport to different stations of Tokyo, by train or shuttle.

Tokyo
Nippori
Ueno
Shinagawa
Haneda Airport
Shibuya
Shinjuku
Ikebukuro
Skyliner
47min
36min
41min
58min
1h06
1h03
56min
48min
Narita Express
56min
-
-
1h07
1h14
1h15
1h20
1h27
Intercity Bus
1h28
-
-
1h33
1h15
1h40
1h55
1h48

To have more details and the prices of those different options, feel free to contact Koto-kun.

 

 

 

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