Kansai International Airport is situated
about 50 km from the center of Osaka
and 60 km from JR Shin-Osaka Station
. It is the gateway for
the Kansai area
in Japan (which include the cities of Kobe, Osaka and
Please note that there is an other
airport near Osaka called Osaka International Airport more focused on the domestic network.
Using the Japan Rail Pass
that you can exchange at the JR Ticket Office (opening hours 5h30 - 23h00), the easiest and cheapest way to reach Kyoto
is to take the JR Airport Express Haruka Train
. You will reach Kyoto Station
in 75 minutes (departure 2/hours).