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Transportation from Shinsaibashi to Kobe cruise terminal near Sannomiya

by vyc90274 Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 7:38 PM

How to get from New Osaka Hotel in Shinsaibashi to Kobe Holland America cruise terminal near Sannomiya

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    Re: Transportation from Shinsaibashi to Kobe cruise terminal near Sannomiya

    by dru46 Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Fastest route is to take the subway up to Umeda Station. Then go to the JR Osaka Station and head on the Kobe Line to Sannomiya Station. Then take a taxi depending on where the cruise ship is berthing. If it is near the Port Liner, take that. If it is next to Meriken Park, go one more stop to Motomachi and take a taxi. If you don't mind the 1 km walk to the port, you can do that too. Depends on where the cruise ship will be though.

    From Umeda, you can also take the Hanshin Line to both Sannomiya and Motomachi. Hankyu also has a train that only goes to Sannomiya. In total, 3 trains depart from Osaka/Umeda Station (they are the same station) and arrive at Sannomiya.

    Alternatively, you can take the subway to Namba Station and transfer to the Hanshin Line. Some trains go directly to Sannomiya and Motomachi. Some require you to change trains.

    In total, you have 4 routes to choose from. From what I have been told, fastest is the Subway to Umeda, and JR from Osaka to Sannomiya.

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    by vyc90274 Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    If I take the subway to Namba station, how far is the walk to the Hanshin Line because we have big luggages?

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    by vyc90274 Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    What to take from Shinsaibashi to Umeda/Osaka and what is the closest line that connects to Sannomiya and how far is the walk because we have big luggages. Thanks

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    by dru46 Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    If you look at Google Maps, you can actually see the station outlines. The Osaka-Namba Station is just west of Nanba Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. It is a bit confusing but if you look for Osaka-Nanba you won't have a problem. It isn't too far though.

    To go to Osaka/Umeda, take the Midosuji Line too. Go north to Umeda Station. There are elevators to help you to get to the platforms. The walk might be a bit longer but it is easier to get onto the trains, in my opinion. The Hanshin Line is not the most tourist friendly station, and there are only 2-3 trains going to Sannomiya an hour. If you go to Osaka/Umeda, it is best to just go to the JR Lines. It is the fastest.

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    by vyc90274 Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    If I take a taxi from New Osaka Hotel Shinsaibashi and just tell the taxi driver that I want to be dropped off at osaka Namba to take Hanshin rail, will that work? We have 2 big luggages. Are there elevators? How much will the taxi cost approximately? Thanks for your help

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    by dru46 Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    You can always ask the hotel staff to tell the driver where you want to go. Shouldn't be more than 1000 Yen, maybe even just 1 meter charge. There are elevators, but not sure where they are. From the inside of the station fare paid zone, there are elevators and they should be easy to find, but finding your way down to the ticket machines may be a bit harder from street level.

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