Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kōchi Ryōma Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
KCZ Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kōchi Ryōma Airport.
What to Expect
Kōchi Ryōma Airport (code: KCZ) has a small, modern terminal that primarily handles domestic flights. Facilities include four eateries, a few shops, and pay-to-use massage chairs.
Where to To Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but this airport seems to close nightly. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Kōchi Ryōma Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Kochi Kuroshio Hotel– (1.9 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
- Resort Hotel Umibeno Kajuen – (5.3 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
- Chres – (5.9 miles from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Kōchi Ryōma Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Waiting Lounge – A quiet area equipped with comfortable seating. Maximum capacity: 25 people. Location: Airside, Departure Hall, near Gate 3. Rate: 3240 JPY / hour.
At the time of this updated we do not have any information about WiFi availability at Kōchi Ryōma Airport. There are internet stations available in both the departures and arrivals areas. Rates: 100 JPY / 10 mins.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Bank of Kochi, Shikoku Bank, and AEON Bank. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Check-in/Arrivals Floor. ATM’s are not available on Departures Level.
Baby Care Facilities – Available within the multi-purpose washrooms on the Check-in/Arrivals Floor, the Departures Floor and the Observation Floor. There is also a dedicated nursing room on Check-in/Arrivals Floor which includes a bed.
Changing Rooms – Changing rooms are available for Pilgrims offering a place to relax with tea before setting off on a journey. Location: Check-in/Arrivals Floor.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as six other shops selling souvenirs, snack foods, books, etc. Most are located on the Departures Level.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants. Four restaurants are available, all on the Departures Level.
Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit the airport’s information desk for assistance. Location: Check-in/Arrivals Floor. Hours: unknown.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage lockers are available. Location: Check-in/Arrivals Floor. Rates: 300-500 JPY per day. Lockers are available in 3 sizes. Hours: 6:25AM – 8:40PM. You can store luggage to a maximum of 7 days.
Massage Chairs – Unwind with a massage before your flight. Location: Departures Level. Rates: 200 JPY / 10 mins.
Mobile Charging – Head to Kjiura no Niwa to charge your phone. Location: Departures Level.
Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck, which takes up the entire top level of the airport.
Police Services – In case of an emergency, there is an airport police station. Location: Check/In Arrivals Lobby.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – Permitted inside the airport in designated areas (Arrivals Level and Departures Gate area).
Water Station – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Location: Check-In/ Arrival floor.
While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.
Kōchi Ryōma airport is served by the following airlines: ANA • Fuji Dream Airlines • Japan Airlines • Jetstar Japan.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Car rental companies have counters on the Arrivals Floor.
The airport is connected to the main bus station via Bus No 1 and No 2. For timetables and more info, visit the Kōchi Ryōma Airport website.
Taxis are available for hire from the taxi stand located outside the airport, across the Arrival Hall exit.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.