Osaka is Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area and Kansai International airport is a very important airport to the Kansai region, as it serves Osaka, and the neighbouring cities of Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. Osaka, nicknamed ‘Venice of the East’ due to its numerous watercourses, canals and bridges, has become an important travel destination in Japan. It is a modern city with contemporary architecture, combining many cultural institutions from museums and theatres to art galleries. It is also known for having some of the most exciting cuisines in all of Japan and is an absolute, shopper’s paradise.
Osaka is a huge city and has a well-developed transportation system, so there are several options available for getting from Kansai airport to Osaka city centre. There is a train service called the ‘Kansai Airport Rapid Service’ that is run by Japan Railways and travels to Osaka station. Alternatively, numerous bus companies offer a regular bus service that directly connects Kansai airport to the city of Osaka, specifically stopping in the hotel district, close to Osaka station. The final option and most convenient method of transport is an Osaka airport taxi or private transfer, offering fixed rate fares and 24/7 availability.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Osaka at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.