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Shin osaka to Kyoto

over 3 years ago
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I would like to know if I can purchase a shinkansen (bullet train) ticket online from osaka to kyoto and from kyoto to osaka so it can save me the hassle of puchasing them in Japan.

Also, I am planning to do a day trip from Osaka to Kyoto in January 2017, around 14 or 15 January 2017.

Can anyone advise the activities to do in a day trip?

Thanks, Boon Kiat

16605 posts
over 3 years ago

Hi there,

It is not possible to buy rail tickets online, unless you speak Japanese.

Most visitors simply reserve their tickets at any JR station.

Also, Shin-Osaka to Kyoto is about 30 minutes by train and I recommend using a rapid service local train (560yen) instead of the Shinkansen (~2,600yen). Both are about as fast but the first is a lot cheaper.

While near Osaka station, I would recommend visiting the Umeda Sky building. There are also nice shopping malls nearby if you like shopping.

Hope this helps,

5 posts
over 3 years ago

Thank you for ur reply

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