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  • Kansai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Japan and is the primary

  • access point when flying into the Kansai Region.

  • Located on a man made island in Osaka Bay about 40km south of central Osaka

  • Kansai Airport has two terminal buildings.

  • Terminal 1 handles international and domestic flights by major airlines and is also where

  • all transportation options to the surrounding areas are located.

  • Terminal 2, which is on the other side of the island, services low-cost airlines and

  • can be reached via free shuttle bus.

  • For many visitors these terminals are the first places in Japan they must navigate.

  • So here is a brief overview of how to maneuver through Kansai International Airport and get

  • to the surrounding cities when arriving on an international flight.

  • After de-planing, the first stop is immigration.

  • To expedite the process, each passenger should have their disembarkation form filled out

  • before approaching the counter.

  • Here, an officer will ask a few questions about your trip, scan the fingerprints of

  • your index fingers and take your photo.

  • Assuming everything goes well, you can move on to the baggage claim.

  • Everyone arriving on an international flight

  • except for those connecting to another international flight

  • must collect their checked luggage here

  • this includes passengers connecting to domestic flights.

  • With baggage in hand, Customs is next.

  • Each family will need to hand in a Customs Declaration Form which should be filled out ahead of time.

  • Passengers with items to declare should use the red lanes, while those with nothing to

  • declare should go through the green ones.

  • Finally, after clearing Customs, you will enter the public area of the terminal where

  • there are many useful services you may want to take advantage of before leaving the airport such as

  • Currency exchange & ATMs

  • WIFI and SIM card rentals

  • Information counters

  • Baggage delivery and storage

  • Showers, Nap rooms, and lounges

  • Rental car pick-up and many more

  • Also, if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass,

  • this can be picked-up at the JR Ticket Office in Kansai-Airport Station which is connected

  • to Terminal 1 on the second floor.

  • This is also where all trains arrive and depart.

  • When you're ready to leave the airport there are many options to consider.

  • The most popular train routes are: The JR Limited ExpressHarukawhich

  • is a fast option that goes directly to Tennoji Station in southern Osaka , as well as Shin-Osaka

  • and Kyoto stations

  • both of which are also shinkansen stops.

  • The Haruka has nice seats, luggage storage

  • as well as both non-reserved and reserved seating options.

  • Although it is the most expensive train option, using theIcoca & Harukadiscount ticket

  • which can be purchased at the airport's JR ticket office

  • makes it similar in price to the other options.

  • Another fast option is the NankaiRap:t” which goes directly to Namba station located

  • in the middle Osaka's southern downtown center.

  • From Namba it's also possible to transfer to trains which go directly to Kobe and Nara.

  • Like the Haruka, the Rap:t trains also have nice seats and luggage storage.

  • However, one main difference is that the Rap:t on has reserved seating options.

  • This means that passengers need to have a reserved seat ticket in order to ride.

  • And finally, there are two types of slower but cheaper commuter trains.

  • The JR Kansai Airport Rapid goes to several major stations on the Osaka Loop Line including

  • Tennoji where you can transfer to Nara and Osaka where you can transfer to Kyoto or Kobe.

  • And the Nankai Airport Express which goes to Namba.

  • It's important to note that these two trains make more frequent stops than their

  • faster alternatives and can become somewhat crowded during rush hours.

  • Apart from trains, the other transportation options are

  • the Airport Limousine buses which go to a wide variety of destinations around the Kansai region

  • including Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and more.

  • And of course taxis which cost between 15,000 to 20,000 yen to get to central Osaka.

  • Both buses and taxis depart just outside the Terminal 1 on the first floor.

  • We hope this video helps you know what to expect

  • when navigating through Kansai International Airport

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  • Happy travels.

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