Kansai Airport - officially known as Kansai International Airport (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) is the main international airport servicing the Kansai region of Japan. Kansai Airport is the closest international airport to Osaka and Kyoto.
Kansai Airport is officially known as Kansai International Airport (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB), but often incorrectly referred to as Osaka International Airport, which is also incorrectly referred to as Itami Airport. Kansai Airport is the main international airport of Japan's Kansai region, including the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
Kansai Airport Departures
Built on an artificial island at
exorbitant cost, it is somewhat underutilized and thus possibly a better
entry point than perennially crowded
Narita Airport in Tokyo.
Note that most domestic flights in the Kansai region leave from Osaka International Airport, which is often referred to as .
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The Kansai Airport has a single terminal, reputedly the longest building in the world at 1.7 kilometres from end to end.
Kansai Airport Arrivals
International arrivals are on the 2nd floor, where quarantine services are located. You then go down to the 1st floor for the customs inspections and arrivals lobby.
Foreign Exchange - the best option for obtaining
Japanese Yen seems to be withdrawing funds from your bank account via an
ATM. Ensure your account and card has the international transaction
facility enabled. Note: very few
ATMs in Japan accept foreign cards, but the Citibank and Japan Post do.
Citibank ATM - 1st Floor North (often has queues).
Seven Bank (as in Seven Eleven) withdrew support for foreign issued cards on 14th of December 2009.
Kansai Airport Transfers
Kansai Airport to Osaka - see detailed article.
Kansai Airport to Kyoto - see detailed article.
Kansai Airport in Osaka Bay, seen from satellite - NASA's Earth Observatory
The runway is actually below the terminal building (the white part). The white dots in the water are from boats. A larger satellite image of Kansai Prefecture including Osaka and Kobe can be see in our Osaka Map page.
Kansai International Airport