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doing day trips from osaka

Doing day trips from osaka

Hi

I am traveling to Osaka April next year and would buy train tickets to travel to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe plus some traveling in Osaka itself. Would there be a ticket that would fit all these and does it also cover travel to Kansai Airport as I would be arriving at the airport at 10pm.

In addition, could someone advise which area should I stay so that I can reach the train station easily to access those places that I will be planning to go as I have an elderly and child traveling with me as well.

Thank you for your help.

Jos
Jos

Hi there,

Travel within the Kansai Area (Osaka,Kyoto, Nara and Kobe) is low cost and in general I recommend buying normal tickets for this itinerary.

As for places to stay, I'd stay near Osaka station as it provides direct train connections to all of the above places. This area is also known as Umeda. Osaka station itself is also very accessible.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Daniel-san

Thank you for your reply.
So I should not be buying any JR Rail Travel tickets? Just buy the normal tickets day to day when I need?
May I ask when does the first train from Umeda station start and the last train end at Umeda.
Just worried that I won't be able to catch a train from Kansai airport to Umeda station as my flight touches down only around 10pm.

Would you also be able to advise some itinerary for Kyoto, Nara and Kobe or is there a tourist information counter at Umeda station that I can ask when I am there?

Thank you.

Jos
Jos

Hi there,

Yes for this I would advise normal tickets and purchase them on the day of travel.

Arrival late at Kansai is a known problem as the last train depart at 23:09. It may better to stay the first night in a hotel near Kansai Airport and travel on the following morning.

There is an English speaking tourist information at kansai airport and also at Osaka airport.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel-san

Thank you for your advice.

Have a great day.

Regards
Jos

Jos
Jos

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