Itami Airport is one of three airports in the Kansai Region. The official name of Itami Airport is Osaka International Airport. (However, international flights are no longer available.) Regular flights to major cities include Tokyo and Sapporo. Flights to provincial cities include Asahikawa and Miyazaki. Itami Airport provides easy access to Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto because the Osaka Airport Station with the Osaka Monorail is directly connected to this airport.
You can hire rental cars at the Information Centers on the 1st floor of the South Terminal and on the 1st floor of the North Arrival Terminal. Each car rental company will provide courtesy service between the service office and the airport.
To go to Osaka City from Itami Airport, drive along Osaka prefectural road 10 toward the Osaka Airport Exit. To go to the Takarazuka area from the airport, drive along Osaka prefectural road 10 toward the Chugoku Ikeda Exit. Osaka Station is about 17 minutes, Kobe station is about 40 minutes and Kyoto Station is about 45 minutes from Itami Airport via expressway (toll road).