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going to tokyo and leaving from osaka

Going to Tokyo and leaving from Osaka

I need some advise I am going to be traveling to Japan in October and would like to know what is the best way to get from Tokyo to Osaka ( I am ending my trip in Osaka).

salisau78
salisau78

Hi there,

If you are doing a single leg from Tokyo to Osaka and are not travelling with a JR Pass then you have several options, each a blend of convenience, time and cost:

  • Bullet train trip (medium expense, highly convenient, very fast, fun!)
  • Discount airline (low-medium expense, low convenience, medium speed, everyone hates airlines!)
  • Highway bus (low expense, medium convenience, low speed)

If very much depends on what kind of traveller you are, but I do recommend the travelling on the bullet train at least once if you have not used it before.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Thank you Mauri for the advice. Would I be able to purchase the bullet train ticket when I am in Tokyo?

salisau78
salisau78

Hi there,

Yes - you can purchase bullet train tickets from any large JR station. I recommend visiting Tokyo station on arrival, or even the JR ticket counter at Narita or Haneda airports and making your booking there.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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