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Traveling within tokyo, osaka and tokyo.

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy
almost 2 years ago
7 responses

Hello..
How actually am I going to travel to osaka and kyoto from tokyo via JR? Is it worth it to make 1 whole day travel to osaka and kyoto? Because i have booked a 3 night stay in APA ronponggi hotel in tokyo. I am still working on my itirinary since this is going to be my fist visit to Japan. Therefore, i am a little bit clumsy 😁

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

It certainly can be done, though the questions you may ask yourself here are, what do I want to see/do in Kyoto/Osaka and is the travel time worth it to me.

A one way Tokyo - Kyoto is about 160min, while a one way Tokyo - Osaka is 180.

A JR Pass would be well worth it if you do, as it covers the trip using the Shinkansen bullet trains and one return already is enough to break even.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy
7 posts
almost 2 years ago

Thanks Daniel-san. It does help especially a first time traveler to Japan. Well i am still studying about the go and see in osaka and kyoto. Not sure yet whats the best main attraction at booth place. Sorry to ask, whats actually hyperdia do? 😁

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hyperdia is an online time table service. Its very handy to plan travel in Japan but also times a bit of time to learn.

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy
7 posts
almost 2 years ago

I see. I still have 7 month to go to study. Do you have any suggestion of what to do in osaka n kyoto in february. Its still winter right?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

That's plenty of time.

It will still be winter by then but there's plenty to see. In Kyoto I like Kyomizu dera temple, Gion, Kawaramachi, ishiki Market, Arashiyama, Uji, Fushimi Inara, the list goes on.

In Osaka, Namba/Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori are all close together and its perfect to experience the local atmosphere.

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy
7 posts
almost 2 years ago

Is it ok to include visit to Universal Studio Japan in my itinirary? Thanks in advance Daniel. Will deffinately ask again if I have any inquiry

Ezy

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Yes, you can certainly include Universal. Keep in mind though that you will at least want half a day to explore it.

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy
7 posts
about 1 year ago

Hello Daniel-san. I am so excited because in 2 weeks time I am going to Japan.. yayy!! How ever I would like to ask you 1 thing. I have already purchase JR pass. How am I getting to OSAKA from TOKYO. Appreciate your help

Ezy

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

Hi Ezy!

That's simple, first travel to Tokyo station. From there you can use any Hikari bullet train to Shin-Osaka.

Enjoy the ride!
Daniel


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