Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)
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(Osaka, Japan)

Located in the Osaka prefecture, the city of Osaka can be found on the Honshu island, in the Kansai area. The prefecture's capital, Osaka is home to a population of more than two and a half million and is located alongside the Yodo River. Osaka is the country's third-biggest city and is an important commercial centre, with busy ports and a spreading metropolitan area.

Sited on a man-made island on the south-western side of Osaka, Kansai International Airport (KIX) stands in the heart of Osaka Bay. The island measures approximately 4 km / 2.5 miles in length by 1 km / 0.5 miles in width. Serving more than 13 million passengers per annum, Kansai Airport offers many international and domestic flights, and dates back to 1994.

Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX) Maps: Important City Districts

The city of Osaka is split into 24 different wards, which are known locally in Japan as 'ku'. These wards are as follows:

  • Abeno-ku ward
  • Asahi-ku ward
  • Chou-ku ward
  • Fukushima-ku ward
  • Higashinari-ku ward
  • Higashisumiyoshi-ku ward
  • Higashiyodogawa-ku ward
  • Hirano-ku ward
  • Ikuno-ku ward
  • Joto-ku ward
  • Kita-ku ward
  • Konohana-ku ward
  • Minato-ku ward
  • Miyakojima-ku ward
  • Naniwa-ku ward
  • Nishi-ku ward
  • Nishinari-ku ward
  • Nishiyodogawa-ku ward
  • Suminoe-ku ward
  • Sumiyoshi-ku ward
  • Taisho-ku ward
  • Tennoji-ku ward
  • Tsurumi-ku ward
  • Yodogawa-ku ward

Of particular interest, Chou-ku is home to the city's Central Business District (CBD) and a population exceeding 60,000, while nearby Higashiyodogawa is one of the best places to visit for shopping and has a population of almost 200,000. Those looking for traditional 'Yakiniku' restaurants should pay a visit to Osaka's Ikuno ward, while Minato is often referred to as the city's Port Ward, being home to the Port of Osaka.

Naniwa-ku is known for being close to the shopping district in downtown Namba. Tennoji is especially notable and features many sights worth seeing, such as the Temple of the Four Heavenly Kings (Shitennoji), and also the large and beautifully landscaped Tennoji Park.

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