How to Get from Kansai Airport to Universal Studios Japan

A common question for visitors to Japan is how to get from Kansai Airport to Universal Studios Japan. This article will assist you in better understanding the options to travel from KIX to USJ.

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How to Get from Kansai International Airport to Univeral Studios Japan

There are three main ways to get from Kansai Airport to Universal Studios Japan. The main transfer options are as follows:

  • Catch the train from Kansai International Airport Station to Universal City station. The trip will take about 60 minutes and you will have to catch three different trains. From our experience, this can be challenging if you are tired and have your luggage with you, particularly if you haven’t visited Japan before.  You can pre-purchase your train ticket from Kansai Airport-Namba. It would also be a good idea to purchase an ICOCA card after you arrive so you can catch intracity trains and buses around Japan.  Your ICOCA local transport card will enable you to use public transport in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and many other locations.
  • Use the direct Airport Limousine Bus Transfer service from Kansai Airport.
  • Pre-book a private airport transfer from Kansai Osaka Airport to your hotel or direct to USJ.

If you are arriving at Kansai International Airport, I recommend that you pre-order a Wifi Router and a mobile phone or cell phone sim card that can be picked up at the terminal after you arrive.

USJ Luggage Storage Options

If you are going directly to USJ from Kansai Airport, large-sized lockers are only available outside the park for storage of your luggage.

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