Planning an Asian getaway? We’ve put together this helpful list of airports in Japan to get you started. Our Japanese airport guides include all the information you need to know before you go. Just choose your city below and find information about local airports such as facilities, transfer tips, parking info, how to get around town, car rental and other helpful details for an unforgettable trip to Japan.
Here are some of the top airports in Japan:
Located on a man-made island in the Ise Bay, Central Japan International Airport (usually abbreviated just to Centrair) is a stunning “aircity”, and easily one of the most impressive airports in the country.
Flights to Centrair are operated by some 30 airlines, connecting Nagoya with hundreds of international destinations. Centrair is also a fantastic hub for intercontinental travel, with many low-cost carriers offering quick, cheap connections between leading Asian cities.
There is so much to see and do at Centrair, and so much to admire – in terms of the scale of the place, the amount of amenities and facilities it boasts, and even its cool, sleek futuristic aesthetic – that it might well prove to be the first airport you actually end up regretting having to leave.
Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) is located on a man-made island in Osaka Bay. It was opened to relieve Osaka Airport on the mainland. It’s just off the coast of Izumisano, and about 24 miles (38km) from central Osaka. The complex has a lot going on – its own power station, water purification plant, a base for the Japanese Coast Guard and a large international post office.
The airport is spacious and well-designed with plenty of restaurants and shops, lounges, kids’ play areas and massage booths. Although on an island, there are several public transport options for getting to the mainland.
As one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Osaka Kansai Airport is unlikely to disappoint. Most of the flights to Osaka Kansai Airport are regional though, with busy routes to Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, Tokyo, and other Asian cities.
Serving one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world, Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) handles more than 35 million passengers each year. The primary hub for flights in and out of Japan, the airport is served by all major international airlines with connections to hundreds of cities worldwide.
Housed in a sleek, modern building with two terminals, the airport is efficient. There might not be fantastic views from the airport to gaze at, but there is plenty of entertainment to keep travelers busy for the duration of their stay.