Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Osaka Kansai Airport

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If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Osaka Kansai airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Kansai airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Osaka Kansai Airport

Locations & Seating

This efficient airport offers plenty of seating and soft chairs, including armrest-free benches throughout Terminal 1, the more modern of the two terminals. Travellers appreciate the amenities, like lots of charging outlets and easy layout. Head to the rest zone in the Aeroplaza for nighttime shuteye and free blankets (see below).

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Rest Zones

Osaka Kansai Airport offers a designated rest zone for late-arrival travellers who depart early the next morning. Head to the Aeroplaza, Floor 2. The rest zone is open 24-hours, with coin-operated showers nearby. The real bonus is that free blankets can be borrowed between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


osaka kansai airport hotelsIf you prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room, you have a few options. The First Cabin Kansai Airport offers four different types of cabins. Your closest hotel is the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, located adjacent to the airport and within walking distance from Terminal 2’s train station area. Other hotels are located within a 15-minute drive. Here are a few:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Kansai Airport, search for deals and read traveller reviews.


osaka kansai airport loungesOsaka Kansai Airport has a few lounges, but none offer designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you want to relax in a comfortable seat for a few hours before your flight, check out the pay-to-use lounge details in our Osaka Kansai Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, eyeshades, or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Kansai Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements, cleaning crews may make the rounds, and campers who aren’t asleep may repack their bags, so anticipate noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.


Travellers report friendly staff, particularly in the rest area, offering overnight campers free blanket and pillow loans.

Security & Safety

Airport staff are generally quite tolerant of airport sleepers, both during the day and overnight.

At the time of this update, travellers report feeling very secure and safe at Osaka Kansai Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s essential to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Please don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who awoke without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay sharp, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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