Kansai International Airport, headquartered on a man-made island about 40 kilometres south of central Osaka, was opened in 1994 taking over all international and some domestic air traffic which were previously handled by Osaka International Airport. Kansai International Airport is one of the largest airports in Japan which has two terminals. Terminal 1, the main terminal, serves both domestic and international flights by regular airlines while Terminal 2, which was added in 2012, serves low-cost airlines (LCCs). The airport serves as a hub for several airlines such as All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
Where to go
Kansai International Airport was opened on September 4, 1994 to accommodate the overcrowding air traffic at Osaka International Airport. The airport is the international gateway for Japan's Kansai region, which contains the major cities of Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka. Japan is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world due to its unique blend of traditional and modern urban life. When foreigners go to Japan, top on their list to visit is its capital city, Tokyo.
Imperial Palace in Tokyo provides a traditional and royal air while Sensoji Temple is known as one of the iconic historic sites in the city. The city’s Ginza, the equivalent of New York’s Madison Avenue, is world famous, as is the Harajuku Japanese-teen street fashion that influences international fashion industry. While you’ll find plenty of authentic Japanese dining in Tokyo, you’ll also find top-quality international restaurants as well, since Tokyoites have a discriminating palate for authentic quality of international cuisines such as Italian, Chinese, French, etc. Sushi restaurants are plentiful in the outer market of the renowned Tsukiji Fish Market.
Shanghai, located in eastern China, sitting on the mouth of Yangtze River, can be reached from Kansai International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport or Shanghai Pudong International Airport in less than three hours. Shanghai is the largest, most prosperous and populous city in China. It becomes the centre of economy, finance, trading, and transportation of China due to the rapid economic development.
Shanghai is also a renowned hot tourist destination for its many historical landmarks and modern buildings such as Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, and its extensive growing Pudong skyline, among others. The beauty of the city is centred on kinds of building of various styles. The old Chinese architectures make people immerse themselves in the world of the 1930s, while the towering skyscrapers make you feel amazed by the modern technology. The Gothic arch, Baroque corridors, and south gardens and residence of south China harmoniously display melding of the eastern and western culture.
Visit the island of Madagascar which is one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas from Kansai International Airport to Ivato International Airport. Madagascar's tourist attractions include its beaches and biodiversity. The island's endemic wildlife and forests are unique tourist attractions; historical sites, craftsmen communities, and relaxed cities make it a favourite with return travellers.
How to get out
Kansai International Airport is a major hub for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Peach. The airport has become an Asian hub, with flights to the rest of Asia, as well as to Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Other Kansai domestic flights fly from the older but more conveniently located Osaka International Airport in Itami, or from the newer Kobe Airport.
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