Hi all, I will be travelling to Japan this December and will most probably be staying in Swissotel Osaka.
I would like to know if there is any way that I can get the Express Pass Booklet 7 and Admission Ticket before I head off for the trip either online or around my hotel or even in my home country of Singapore.
This is because I have children in my group and wish to prepare everything in advance. Am also worried about the express booklets being sold out on that day itself.
Interesting laces to visit in and around Osaka
Hi guys, i just want to ask if there is a specific meeting place for Filipino workers in Osaka Japan if they want to hang out with fellow Filipino friends? thanks
Staying at Brighton Hotel Osaka-Kithama and would like to visit Koyasan next week. What would be the best way to get there? Just planning on a day trip is that enough? We only have 4 days in Osaka, plan to visit nara and kyoto and was wondering if we should favor Koyasan over the other 2?
Im planning to went for my honeymoon in osaka. Is it safe from radiation? Because we're planning to baby though. Tq..
Dear my friends again, I would like to ask any recommendations on nice affordable onsen that is popular among younger people?
Thank you so much
Dear all friends, need your help to advice on the itinerary below and I would like to ask what are best train passes or bus tickets do I need to purchase for my trip? There's so many passes to choose from and I'm so confused which one would be the best to purchase. There will be 2 of us travelling from 28/5 till 1/6.
Day 1 - Osaka
Airport - Best western Joytel
Day 2 - Kyoto (Kansai pass)
Day 3 - Kyoto (Kansai pass)
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Day 4 - Nara/Osaka
Eumeda/Shinsaibashi/Dotonburi/Minami/Nanba/Grand Kagetsu etc - shopping
Day 5 - Osaka
Best Western Joytel - Airport
Thank so much! Domo Arigatou!
I'll be spending my last night in Japan in Osaka before flying back to Philippines. I want to go to Himeji castle, ride the Ferris wheel and go shopping. What other things should I do and try before leaving Osaka?
I have difficulty understanding Japanese.
1. I wanted to travel from Kansai airport to the above destination and which train I should take?
2. Can you please recommend any good hostels around this area?
3. Interesting places to see - including anything related to Japanese culture.
Appreciated your kind help. Anyone living around this area (early July 2014)??
Hi, Im heading to Osaka tomorrow for 6 nights (heading out on day trips) but Im looking for people to talk to. Ive been by myself for nearly a week and am struggling to find people to converse with as I dont speak Japanese,
I would love to go where the locals go for a drink or a night out if anyone is free to do so, either expats or locals..
Ive set up an event, but thought I would post here as well.
Is there an office or company on the Tempozan Passenger terminal to purchase bus, shuttle or
any type of transportation to Kansai Int't airport...and how much? and do we need to make prior
reservations? Do they have a email address...?
Hello, my boyfriend and I are planning to visit Osaka, Japan in mid May and we are in need of some serious planning due to limited budgeting and transportation confusions. Unfortunately we arrive to Kansai International Airport by around 12:45 and by the time we get out with luggage it should be at least 1:30 (if quick). With that being said, THERE ARE NO BUSES/TRAINS...only taxi. We figured the closest and economic hotel from Kansai Airport is around 30 minutes ride of taxi, so that idea is out of the question. What we could and is planning to do though, is stay in the hotel until the morning when the trains and buses are on service again. (Desperate measures to save money!)
Would it be more convenient to take the JR line/bus to Kyoto then find a place to stay from there? We were planning to go to Kyoto asap, finish touring around there finish off our trip in Osaka. How long would it take by train and by bus? I'm also not quite sure where the bus will take us (Don't want to end up in the middle of a street).
P.S. Which part of Kyoto should I be living in, if we want to reduce the travel time as much as possible, while going to several must see places such as the Nijō Castle. I'm using this site at the moment to check on the places I could go to -
Sorry for the long read and situation. It is our first time travelling as two people without a tour. Thank you.
I'll arrive Narita airport (7 Mar) at 5PM in a 2-week plan starting Hiroshima-Osaka(a-day-trip)-Kyoto-Tokyo then back.
I checked Hyperdia & found if I take N'EX then 2 shinkansens, I may not reach Hiroshima same day - especially if flight arrive late.
Could you pls advise your opinion on my below briefed plan B:
-overnight in Tokyo when arrived.
-Next day move 7AM to reach Osaka 10AM.
-Leave my large-sized bag in Osaka station & enjoy the pre-planned 10 Hrs in Osaka.
-Take Shinkansen 8PM to reach Hiroshima 10PM.
Will be highly appreciated to share you advice, Thanks.
Is it safe to visit Osaka and Kyoto? Worried about the radiation and other effects.
Can anybody suggest special festives or site we must see while my family and I visit Osaka between 18th.~ 26th, March 2014 from Singapore? Thank you very much in advance. Francis Chan
What transportation from Tempozan Cruise Terminal is available to the Hilton Osaka?
Will have three or four large suitcases.
we're still navigating through the confusing options of passes in Japan....
we will be arriving at kansai airport and heading from there to tokyo for 4 nights.
our trip would be osaka-tokyo-kyoto-nara-osaka-kyoto.
we're planning to buy a 7 day JR pass for these travel sectors from 16th-22nd day of the month.
would a JR pass be worthwhile for this part of our itinerary?
(still searching out passes for tokyo and also in kyoto and then kyoto to kansai)
many thanks in advance for any help.
Hello:I'll be traveling to Osaka the first week of April,any good spots to view the Cherry Blossom? if I may also would like to visit a Kaiten near Minamimori Machi Station.Thanks in advance for any tips.
Hi, I am planning to travel solo to Osaka and Kyoto for 5 days on April. How much do you think should I spend for daily cost of living? I don't mind staying at a dorm type room :) And do you think cherry blossoms will be fully bloom by April 17?
Happy new year! Thanks!
My flight won't arrive until 10.30 PM. I am not sure whether I will have enough time to catch any transportation to the city area. Will there be other alternatives ? Please suggest.
What will the new year train and subway hours be on 31 Dec 13?
Hello:I'll be arriving at Kansai Airport at 9:25pm,normally how long does it take to go through immigration and custom?
I think the last train to Shinsaibashi leaves at 11:09,will I have enough time ? Thanks in advance.
My family and I will traveling to osaka on 27th dec and we will travel to Tokyo on 31st dec . I would like to find out that will it be difficult to get a train ticket during that period of time . Thank you !
Hello: I'd like to go from Namba St to Kinkakuji,Minoo Park and back to Namba,also from Namba to Koyasan.
Does the Kansai Pass covers these trips in 2 days.Thanks in advance for any tips.
Hi, my friend and I (2 of us) will be going to Osaka from 25 Dec 13 to 2 Jan 14. Could you propose some itineraries for us? This will be our first time there, and our focuses are sightseeing & foods. For the cost wise, what is the typical daily expenses (including meal, transport and accommodation)? We hope it is not a costly one.
Hi everyone! I will be travelling alone to Osaka on the 13th November for 10 days, i will be staying in Namba the whole time. I'd appreciate if anyone could help me answer a few questions i have;
1) How easy would it be to visit the likes of Kyoto & Nara for day trips from where i am based? Are there direct trains from Namba station?
2) As i will be travelling alone, any advice on where to mix and meet the locals who would happily welcome a foreigner would be appreciated!
3) What kind of weather can i typically expect for this time of the year? (Just so i know the most suitable attire to pack!)
4) I've been to Tokyo a couple of years ago and bought a 'Suica' card on arrival which really helped me get around, would i be able to buy the same card when i arrive at Kansai International for use in Osaka?
5) Will 200,000 yen be enough for the 10 days? (For food, day trips, admissions and train fare)
Many thanks in advance!
will be in osaka for three days 23 nov onwards , how to schedule visit outside osaka
suggest sightseeing outside osaka
At the end of the month, my trip to SEAsia.. from Europe, has a stopover in Osaka for more than 12 hours, arriving on AY and leaving on SQ.
I would appreciate suggestions to spend these hours profitably in Osaka, including transport or city tours offered in the airport.
I do not need visa to enter Japan, so that is not a problem. I will have a shower in the airport before setting off.
Thanks very much
How far is it on foot from Osaka
centre (Kita /Namba station)
to Osaka castle
It's my first time to Japan
Here's my roughy itinerary
Sun 27/10 - Reached at 6.30am,Kansai Airport ----to Kyoto
Mon 28/10- Kyoto
Tues 29/10- Kyoto to Nara, then Nara to Osaka
Wed 30/10- Osaka
Thurs 31/10 - Day trip to Kobe back Osaka or Osaka only or Mount Koya,overnight there
Fri 1/11 - Flight at 11am
1)Just would like to ask what are the recommended middle budget hotel for all the places I've stated as long as it has easy access to train station and easy to get nice food
2) For my itinerary, do u think JR pass, Kansai thru pass or ICOCA/Haruka pass more worth it,if three of this not a good choice, what are other alternatives available?
I hope u guys can help me with this as I'm quite confused still.Your help is much appreciated.