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Traveling to Kanonji City, Kagawa Pref, travel question?

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Traveling to Kanonji City, Kagawa Pref, travel question?

Is the Osaka International airport best airport to fly into from USA? And, once you get to Osaka, how does one get to Kanonji City? Ferry, plane, etc. We are a family of four visiting our daughter whom is an exchange student there for a year, so affordability is key. Thanks for your suggestions! My next question will be on places to stay, in case you have any additional input :)

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1. Re: Traveling to Kanonji City, Kagawa Pref, travel question?

In your case KIX is the best, unless you can fly into Takamatsu via Haneda Tokyo. If by rail, takes about 200min from KIX with 2 transfers along the way, depending on your arrival time. Costs a bit more than 10K for reserved seats on a bullet train and the other limited express. If by bus, conversely, is about a 5hr-ride from JR Osaka (one way fare: 4400yens), and for the leg between KIX and JR Osaka involves a JR train/ non-JR plus subway/ limo bus. So unless you stay the night you land on Osaka so you can rid yourself of a bit of a fatigue, you may perhaps favor train over bus. Anyway, Kanonji (Island of Shikoku) is about an hour train-ride away from Okayama, which is on the mainland side. Yes, there's a long bridge connecting the two sides. Saw this business-type hotel located in Kanonji: http://www.kanonji-gh.com/

It's all in Japanese but see pics to decide if you like. Your daughter's host family will be able to contact them, I believe.

BTW, life seems a lot slower down there compared to big cities' on Honshu Main Island.

Hope for a great family reunion!

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2. Re: Traveling to Kanonji City, Kagawa Pref, travel question?

Be careful in Japan of using the name "Osaka International Airport" --that refers to an airport in Osaka now used for domestic flights. It is Itami Airport (ITM), whereas when you fly to Osaka on an international flight that is direct, you actually go to Kansai Airport (KIX).

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_International_Airp…

and

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansai_International_Air…

Edited: 13 September 2010, 05:27
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