Orbitz.com lets you find the best low-fare international flights from Osaka. There are two main airports operating near Osaka. The original Osaka International Airport now handles only domestic flights. Constructed in 1994 to ease the strain on Osaka International, Kansai International Airport now serves all international air traffic out of Osaka. Kansai was built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay and is located about 25 miles outside the city.
A multilevel parking facility at Kansai International Airport serves cars, buses and motorbikes. The facility charges hourly rates. Parking spaces for drivers with disabilities are clearly marked on each level of the parking area.
The access bridge to the airport charges a toll based on the size of the vehicle. Taxi service from Osaka can drop you off directly in front of the terminal on the first floor. Commuter train and bus services are also available. Bridge tolls are included in the cost of bus or train tickets. For travelers located on the other side of Osaka Bay, a high-speed ferry travels to and from Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport.
Dozens of fine restaurants, noodle shops, bars and cafes fill the terminals at Kansai. Because the departing passengers represent a cosmopolitan group, there is something for everyone. For travelers in a rush, fast food options are also available. In passenger terminal 2F, there's both a McDonald's and a First Kitchen restaurant. Booking flights from Osaka with Orbitz.com guarantees that you'll have a pleasurable, worry-free experience.
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Sapporo, the largest city on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Domestic and international visitors fly into New Chitose Airport, located at JR Hokkaidoon, approximately 30 miles southeast of the city. The airport primarily provides connecting service to Japan's Narita International Airport with a hopper air ticket. Direct international service goes to Hong Kong, China, Korea, Sakhalin, Taiwan and Guam, with seasonal flights to Australia and Macau. Approximately 30 airlines fly in and out of New Chitose Airport, including Japan Airlines, Air China and United Airlines. Another option for domestic travelers is Okadama Airport, located on Okadama-cho, approximately five miles north of downtown Sapporo. Local flights operated by Hokkaido Air System fly out of this airport.
The best options for travel to New Chitose Airport are to take the train or a shuttle bus. Japan Railways (JR) offers a direct train to the airport from Sapporo station. The train runs every 15 minutes and takes approximately 40 minutes. It costs approximately 1,040 yen for an unreserved ticket and 1,340 yen for a reserved ticket. Skybus operates a door-to-door airport shuttle with an advance reservation. Taxis are also available, costing approximately 13,000 yen for a one-hour trip to downtown Sapporo. The cheapest option is the public bus, costing 1,000 yen for a one-hour and 10-minute trip to downtown. You can make a reservation with rental car companies at their airport desks, but the airport does not allow rental car pickup on site, so you would have to travel to pick up a car. Okadama Airport is conveniently located in the downtown area, so bus, train, shuttle and taxi services are available at a low cost.
Sapporo means "blessed by snow," and the city lives up to its name. The area is a sub-frigid zone, experiencing cold, snowy winters and warm summers. Spring occurs from late March through the middle of April, melting the snow and making walking a bit uncomfortable unless you bring boots. Summer is a great time to visit Sapporo, when average daily temperatures are around 77°F.
Popular Sapporo attractions include the 100th Anniversary Memorial Park, Moiwayama and Hokkaido Pioneer Village. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on admission to area attractions, as well as cheap flights to Sapporo.
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