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Hotel and Transport from Kansai

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Hotel and Transport from Kansai


We are coming to Japan in October. We would like to spend a few days in Kyoto after having visited Hokkaido and before flying home. We land at Osaka Kansai from Hokkaido on a Sunday at 2110. I believe we get a train to Kyoto but are we best/do we need to stay at Kansai that night and then travel to Kyoto the following morning? Also we depart Kansai to fly home the following Saturday at 1030 - are we best staying near Kansai the Friday night or can we get there Saturday morning?

Advice gratefully received, and hotel recommendations in Kyoto and Kansai needed!



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1. Re: Hotel and Transport from Kansai

It is only a short journey from Osaka to Kyoto so could be done but I would check the latest check in times as you wouldn't want to miss that!

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2. Re: Hotel and Transport from Kansai

Trains and buses are available between KIX and Kyoto from early in the morning to late at night, so no need to stay near KIX.

If you're going to stay in a regular hotel, you don't have to worry about checkin time as it'll be open 24 hours. For hotel recommendations, best to post your budget. Hotels can costs 50,000+yen/night or 10,000yen/night.

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4. Re: Hotel and Transport from Kansai

Osaka has two airports - Itami (ITM) and Kansai international (KIX). If you land in ITM from Hokkaido, that would even be closer to Kyoto. Check out the airport website for access into Kyoto. No need to stay overnight near the airport as mentioned.

Kyoto and KIX is served by JR Haruka express train in about 80min direct.

use hyperdia.com to check train schedules, fares.

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