Some people might say it is outrageous to use taxi as a transportation method when there are cheaper alternatives such as trains and buses. But that’s not always true. At least not for Kansai International Airport (KIX).
Having said that, if you take a normal taxi from the airport, it will cost you a fortune, possibly more than 20,000 yen (about 220 USD). And if you are in a group of three people carrying gigantic bags, you might have to split up into two taxis. Although a taxi ride might be very comfortable, especially after long flight, it is not the greatest idea in terms of cost.
But there’s an alternative. If you don’t mind sharing a taxi with other travelers, you can still take a taxi to visit Kyoto for a reasonable price, 3500 yen. Although you might have to share with other passengers, you can still get door-to-door service, which is very nice when you are tired and unsure about the local transportation system.
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Note that you can bring only one luggage for free, and you need to pay an additional fee for an extra large luggage such as a snowboard. Also remember to make a reservation at least one day prior to your visit.
You can find much more useful and complete information in my Kyoto Guidebook which is now available on Amazon sites. Click here to buy the Kyoto Guidebook (ebook) on Amazon.com (You can find the Kyoto Guidebook on your local Amazon site).