almost 2 years ago
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My family of 3 are planning a 7-day trip with this itinerary: Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo, staying at Osaka for 3 days, a day trip to Kyoto then back to Osaka and then traveling to Tokyo after for the rest of the week. May I get your recommendation on the following:

1) What kind of rail/train/subway passes I should buy to maximize our stay in each city?
2) What train should we take from Kansai Airport to either Shin-Osaka or Namba?
3) What train should we take from Shin-Osaka or Namba to Tokyo?

Your feedback will be highly appreciated.


12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
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Hello CQC,

1.) The JR Pass can be used to explore most of Tokyo and Osaka by JR line. Outside of that you can look at a Tokyo metro day pass, or Osaka amazing Pass.

2.) You can use the JR Rapid airport service to Osaka/Shin-Osaka or use the Nankai express to Namba. It is also possible to use the JR to JR-Namba station. By making a transfer at Shin-Imamiya.

3.) The Shinkansen departs directly from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo station.

Hope this helps,

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