Kansai International Airport (KIX)

How to get into Kyoto

From Kansai Airport station, take the Nankai Airport Express to Shinimamiya station.  Then take the JR Yamatoji line or Osaka Loop Line (JR lines) to Osaka station.  From here, take the JR Special Rapid train (JR line) to Kyoto station (1780 yen, 105 minutes)

How to get into Osaka

From Kansai Airport station, take the Nankai Airport Express to Shinimamiya station.  Then take the JR Yamatoji line or Osaka Loop Line (JR lines) to Osaka station (1060 yen, 68 mins).

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.