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Itami Airport

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Itami Airport (ITM), formally known as Osaka International Airport, was opened in 1939 about ten kilometers north of central Osaka. With the completion of Kansai Airport (KIX) in 1994, Kansai Airport took over all of Itami's international and part of its domestic air traffic.

Today, Itami Airport continues to handle a large number of domestic flights to more than 30 destinations across Japan. It is served by JAL and its subsidiary airlines, ANA and its subsidiary airlines, and IBEX Airlines.

How to travel between Itami Airport and Central Osaka

By bus

Airport buses connect Itami Airport with many locations across Osaka, including Osaka/Umeda Station (25 minutes, 640 yen), Shin-Osaka Station (25 minutes, 500 yen) and Namba/OCAT (25 minutes, 640 yen).

By monorail and train

Take the Osaka Monorail from the airport (Osaka Airport Station) for just one station to Hotarugaike Station (2 minutes, 200 yen). Then, transfer to the Hankyu Takarazuka Line for Umeda Station (15-20 minutes, 220 yen).

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current Yen exchange rate, click here.

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Hilton Osaka Hotel
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Very conveniently located inside JR Osaka Station City.
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Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Directly connected to the terminal building, this is the most convenient hotel at Kansai Airport.
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Swissotel Nankai Osaka
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English Links
Osaka International Airport
Official English website.
Osaka Airport Transport
Official website of the airport limousine bus.

Japanese Links
Osaka International Airport
Official website.
Osaka Airport Transport
Official website of the airport limousine bus.

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