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When to visit

The most popular time to visit Osaka is in spring (March and April) to view the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. Some popular spots are the Kema Sakuranomiya Park and Osaka Castle. Temperatures range from 9°C to 19°C. Autumn (October and November) is also a good time to visit to experience the colours of the trees with pleasant temperatures. Summer (June to August) in Osaka is hot and humid, though there area beaches to cool off, festivals and fireworks to enjoy. Temperatures range from 23°C to 28°C during summer. If you plan to visit in winter (December to March) you’ll experience the amazing dazzling winter lights, Japanese New Year festivals or one of the many ski resorts. Temperatures average around 10°C.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Osaka International Airport (ITM). Often referred to as Itami Airport is the primary regional airport for the Kansai region of Japan, including the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. It is the airport closest to Kyoto, 36 kilometres southwest of Kyoto Station. The airport is located about 10 km (6 miles) from Osaka city centre.

Arriving in Osaka

The helpful staff at Osaka Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Osaka from Osaka Airport

Getting into Kyoto and surround districts from Osaka International Airport is easy, with many transport options available. The quickest way is to take the train at Osaka Airport Station to Hotarugaike Station, where travellers can buy tickets to Umeda Station or Kyoto. The journey to Umeda takes about 20 minutes, and the ride to Kyoto is about 45 minutes. Buses are available to Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka and Chugoku with a regular timetable available. If you wish to take a taxi from the airport, follow the directions in the 2F arrival lobby of the central terminal building. Car rental and motorcycle rental services are available from the Osaka International Airport terminal. Vehicle rentals are highly convenient for sightseeing and located at the 1F north terminal building. Car parking is available at the airport, along with private transfers and group tour buses.

Getting around Osaka

The easiest way to travel around Osaka is by subway or train. Visiting the top Osaka attractions, you’re rarely far from a subway stop or train station. There are other modes of transport too, including buses, taxis and even river cruises. Transport in Osaka is mainly by the subway system and the metro which is by far the best way of getting around with trains always on time. It’s best to buy a travel pass. Tram and the Umegle bus services are available to explore the city centre. Taxis are easy to hail and cycling is a great way to get around with many parks and cycle lanes. A river cruise through Osaka takes you past many points of interest in the city.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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