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Getting to Osaka


User-friendly and accessible, Kansai International Airport (KIX) is Osaka’s main international airport, built on a man-made island in Osaka Bay and 40 minutes by train to Namba in central Osaka. Itami, 9 miles north of Umeda, is the city’s main domestic airport and is most easily accessible via bus.


American, United, Continental, and Northwest are among the international carriers that fly into KIX. Japan Airlines and Continental fly direct from Honolulu and United flies direct from San Francisco. Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways fly (with stopovers) into both KIX and Itami from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New


The most convenient form of travel in Japan is the train. Japan’s bullet train, Shinkanshin, stops at Shin Osaka Station; Tokyo, 343 miles east of Osaka, is only three hours away.

Flight Times

9.5 hours direct from San Francisco; 16.5 hours from Los Angeles, including a stopover in Tokyo; 20 hours from New York City, including one stopover.

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