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Osaka Kansai Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Osaka Kansai Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

A staff told me that the safer place to stay would be next to LAWSON (a convenience store), near a police station, the left side on the 2nd floor. - steek

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Osaka Kansai Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport is divided into 2 current terminals, T1 and T2. T1 is large and modern; T2 is the sleek home to low-cost carriers. The terminals are connected by free shuttle bus.
  • This airport is sleep-friendly with many modern Japanese conveniences, including clean facilities, lots of charging spots, and some decent sleeping areas. Staff generally don’t mind the overnight travellers.
  • A few eateries are open 24-hours; see Airport Guide for locations.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Look for the Lawson convenience shop (open 24-hours) on the 2nd floor of T1 to find padded benches with no armrests, low-light, and blankets from the info desk.
  • Plenty of armless benches through entire T1.
  • Security staff will check on your passports/tickets at night but it’s very routine.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to Terminal 1 and several hotels are located nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Coin-operated showers are available. See Showers in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class travellers can buy entry to one of three airport lounges; the rest of the lounges require elite status or first/business class tickets. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Osaka Kansai Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • KIX Airport Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, North, 2nd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: from 310 yen for open seats and 410 yen for booth seats (first 30 minutes). You can pay at the door. Additionally, the lounge offers a shower facility that is available for 510 yen (or 310 yen with one of the seating packages)
  • Refresh Square - The lounge area offers individual seats and group room with free drinks and WiFi. The relaxation area offers massages and facials. Location: Aeroplaza, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: the lounge is open 24 hours. The relaxation is only open from 930AM - 9:00PM. Rates: the lounge rates are 250 yen for every 30 minutes up to 4 hours and the 150 yen for every 30 minutes afterwards.
  • KAL Business Class Lounge - Location: North Terminal, Landside, 3rd Floor, below KAL Check-in counters on the 4th Floor. Hours: 7:30AM - 2:00PM & 3:30PM - 7:15PM (Daily). Lounge Access:  Priority Pass.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. Connect to one of the “FreeWiFi@KIX” networks.

Coin-operated computers are available in the @Station internet kiosks located throughout the airport. Rate: 100 yen/10 minutes Locations: T1: 1F (24 hours) • 2F (two locations, one is open 24 hours) • 4F (7:00AM - 12:00AM) • Domestic Gate area (7:00AM - 10:00PM) T2: 1F • International Gate area • Domestic Gate area Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM

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Airport Hotels