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help! osaka to tokyo

Help! Osaka to Tokyo


I'll be going to Japan in July, planning on buying a JR pass, I would like to know;

1) where can I activate my JR Pass in Osaka?
2) what's the best way to travel to Shinjuku from Osaka that covers by the JR Pass completely?

Many thanks,



Hello YMC,

1.) As mentioned in your other question, it is no problem to activate your JR Pass at Osaka station. To do so, head to the central ticket gate (just follow the signs with Central Ticket gate) and turn around 180 degrees. You should now be facing the activation desk.

2.) From Osaka - Shinjuku, first take a local train to Shin-Osaka station, here you can get on the Shinkansen to Tokyo. From there take the Chuo or Yamanote line to Shinjuku. Itr's completely covered by the JR Pass.

Hope this helps!

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