remjx
remjx
over 1 year ago
4 responses

Hey guys,

I will travel to Japan this September and would like to have some questions as follows:

I will arrive Osaka airport at 21:40 (Sep 24), plus the custom procedure. Do you think that I'll have enough time to catch the shinkansen to my hotel, which will be in the center of Osaka?

I will complete my journey in Kitakyushyu, then travel by Shinkansen to Osaka airport to catch my flight. My flight from Osaka will leave in 00:10 (Oct 2)in the night. Which time should I catch the Shinkansen from Kitakyushyu?

My estimation for using the JR Pass:
First use: travel from Osaka airport to center of Osaka city (Sep 24 night)
Last use: travel from Kitakyushu to Osaka Airport (Oct 1 night)
Do you think the 7-day JR Pass is sufficient for that use?

Thank you very much!

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

While there are no Shinkansen from the airport to Osaka, there will be enough time to take a train in to Osaka.

I would take a train before 17:00 from Kitakyushu in order to arrive in time at the airport.

Do you think the 7-day JR Pass is sufficient for that use? This is a great start but you may have to include a little more travel. To see how your itinerary cost stacks up against a JR Pass, use our Fare calculator.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

remjx
remjx
4 posts
over 1 year ago

Hey Daniel,

Thank you so very much for your useful information.

So there is no Shinkansen from the airport to Osaka. I used Google and learnt that the distance would be 20km long. Do you recommend train or any available bus? Will I be able to purchase ticket for such train/bus at the airport and what is the estimated cost for each?

Once again thank you for your kind advice.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

You can use the JR rapid from Kansai Airport to Osaka. (You are not flying into Itami right?).

The cost is around ~1,100yen for one way.

remjx
remjx
4 posts
over 1 year ago
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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

Yes, that is it!


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