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Easy trip to Nanki Shirahama from Osaka. Part 3 visiting Adventure World

This post is continued from Easy trip to Nanki Shirahama from Osaka. Part 2 check in hotel, glass boat tour and small aquarium.
On day 2 of this trip, I visited Adventure World. This is the combined of amusement park and zoo park. This is obviously most popular attraction in Shirahama.
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Easy trip to Nanki Shirahama from Osaka. Part 2 check in hotel, glass boat tour and small aquarium.

This post is continued from Easy trip to Nanki Shirahama from Osaka. Part 1 from Shin-Osaka to Shirahama by train.
After we arrived at Shirahama station, caught the bus to our hotel. In Shirahama, most of hotels and ryokans have shuttle service between station and hotels.

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Easy trip to Nanki Shirahama from Osaka. Part 1 from Shin-Osaka to Shirahama by train

Shirahama is located at the west coast of Kii peninsula, Wakayama prefecture. You can get there by Limited Express Kuroshio from Shin-Osaka and Tennoji directly. There are some marine attractions, such as glass boat and popular theme park, Adventure World. If you travel with your kids, this spot is considerable. Because I had a trip …

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Kii peninsula access guide. How to get Shirahama, Kii-Katsuura and Shingu.

Kii peninsula has many interesting spots, like Kumano Kodo, Nachi Falls and Shirahama Onsen. But this area is very wide and big. Travel time is long and trains do not run very often.
In this post, I show you how to access this peninsula by train.

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The newest JR West rail pass for Kansai and Okayama, Kurashiki, Kinosakai and Shingu area, Kansai WIDE Area Pass

Now JR West seem to try expanding the market. Kansai WIDE Area Pass have been released on April 10, 2012. This pass is quite different from other Kansai area passes, like JR West Kansai Area Pass, Kansai Thru Pass. Because this is the first ever rail pass that include both Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara …

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Operation status on Kii line

***I updated this following information on November 5, 2011.***
Between Shirahama (白浜) and Kumanoshi (熊野市) on Kii line (紀伊本線) in Kii peninsula were closed due to huge typhoon. JR West and JR Central announced they will complete to restore on December 3, 2011.

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Access to Kii mountains/peninsula from Osaka and Kyoto, Limited Express Kuroshio / Ocean Arrow

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As of March 17, 2012, JR West stopped using the name “Ocean Arrow”. Now all trains are operated as Kuroshio. And the newest 287 series was introduced and some trains are operated by this newest cars. Please see the Direct transfer to Kinosaki from Osaka, Limited Express Kounotori to get the details about 287 series.
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