Osaka

Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Mishima, Shuzenji

The Tokaido, the Sanyo and the Kyushu Shinkansen (Bullet Train) train ride guide. Most popular train between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and Kagoshima.

This Shinkansen ride guide gives you all information about the Shinkansen between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata, Kumamoto and Kagoshima in this post.
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

What is the Shinkansen (bullet train)? Most convenient and the fastest train service throughout Japan.

The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a high speed train service that is operated by JR. It is one of the fastest trains in world...
Rail pass for visitors

Sanyo Area Pass. Good deal for the tourist who visits Kansai, Hiroshima and Hakata

*This deal will be sold until February 28, 2015 and can be exchanged until May 31, 2015. On March 1, 2015, this deal...
Kansai (KIX)

How to access to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe from late arrival flight at Kansai Airport-KIX

I have received many inquiries about access to Osaka from the flight that arrive after 21:00 at Kansai airport (KIX)...
Fare table

For non JR pass travellers. Guide to use JR single ticket, basic rules, validity and stopover

The train ticket rule is very complicated in Japan. But you may have to use the regular fare ticket because it is cheaper than the rail pass. This post explains you the basic ticket rule as easy as possible.
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka in just 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

I have received many inquiries about Tokyo - Osaka one way trip from many readers. But Japan Rail Pass 7 days is too...
Chugoku Area

Sanin area train access guide. How to access to Kinosaki, Izumo, Matsue, Tottori and other major cities in Sanin area.

This post shows you the train network in Sanin area. You can find the train route to get Sanin area from Osaka, Kyoto, Okayama, Himeji, Shin-Yamaguchi.
Kobe, Himeji

The limited express Super Hakuto train guide. The fastest train access to Tottori from Osaka and Kyoto

Super Hakuto is the limited express train which connects Tottori, Kurayoshi, Osaka and Kyoto. This is the fastest access route to Tottori from Osaka. Please find the information about this train in this post.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

How to use JR West Kansai Area Pass. Compare pass and single fare.

This posts explains you how to use Kansai Area Pass. It is one of JR West rail passes and it covers whole part of Kansai area.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Nara access guide from Osaka, Kyoto, Kansai airport and Kobe by JR, Kintetsu Railway and Airport bus

Nara is one of popular places in Kansai area. This post explains you how to get Nara from several places in Kansai area.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Shin Osaka station guide. How to change Shinkansen, Haruka, Thunderbird and local train access to Osaka, Umeda and Namba

Shin-Osaka station is the Shinkansen terminal station in Osaka. JR Osaka station is one station away by JR local train and Osaka Metro connects Shin-Osaka and Namba. This post shows you the station structure and how to change the trains at Shin-Osaka station.
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

Kansai WIDE Area Pass user guide. The best deal for the traveler who want to travel Kansai and surrounding areas, such as Okayama, Kurashiki, Kinosaki and Kumano.

Kansai Wide Area Pass offers bigger coverage area than Kansai Area Pass. This pass covers Kansai area and surrounding places, such as Kinosaki, Kurashiki, Okayama, Kii-Katsuura. Please find the details about Kansai Wide Area Pass in this post.
Network of JR trains

How to use JR Pass in downtown Osaka. Find how much you can use Japan Rail Pass in Osaka.

If you use JR Pass or other JR deals, such as Kansai Area Pass, do you know how much you can use the pass? Do you know where you can go without any extra charge? This post tells you everything about JR pass coverage in downtown Osaka.
Takayama, Kanazawa and Shirakawago

How to access to Kanazawa and Toyama from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Niigata.

Kanazawa is very popular destination in Hokuriku region. Toyama is also well known as the gateway to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Kurobe gorge. In this post, I will show you the access to these cities from Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya and Niigata.
Kinosaki Onsen, Aanohashidate, Toyooka, Fukuchiyama, Maizuru

Direct transfer to Kinosaki from Osaka, Limited Express Konotori

Konotori connects Shin-Osaka (新大阪) and Osaka (大阪) with Kinosaki-Onsen (城崎温泉), Toyooka (豊岡) and Fukuchiyama (福知山). Wh...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Overnight limited express train Nihonkai

***This train scheduled service was discontinued on March, 2012 due to small demand. It is operated as a seasonal ...
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai airport terminal, station, and access guide. Find the best way and best deal for Kansai airport to Osaka.

This post shows you everything you need to know when you arrive in Kansai airport. You can find the ticket window, the station and how to find the best deal to get Osaka, Kyoto and other places.
7 to 9 days

West Japan (Kyoto, Hiroshima and Kyushu) 7 days sample itinerary by Japan Rail Pass 7 days

This itinerary includes Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima and North part of Kyushu (Hakata, Nagasaki, Aso and Beppu)...
Kansai (KIX)

Rapid train service to Kansai Airport and Wakayama from Osaka. Kansai Airport Rapid Service and Kishuji Rapid Service

This rapid train connects Kansai airport, Wakayama, Tennoji and Osaka. This is a sort of the commute train. You may find the information about this train in this post.
Kobe, Himeji

JR Special Rapid Service, most useful train among Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Himeji.

JR Special Rapid runs between Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Himeji. Some trips runs to Banshu Ako, Kamigori and Tsuruga. This is most convenient and very fast train. This post shows you the information with some images of Special Rapid train.
Kansai Airport, Wakayama, Mt. Koya

Most economical transfer, No express surcharge! Rapid Service Network in Kansai area

JR West operates many commute trains, rapid and local between 5:30 am and midnight. But when you travel in Kansai ...
Kansai (KIX)

Kansai Airport Limited Express Haruka route and timetable. Direct access to Shin Osaka, Tennoji and Kyoto from Kansai airport

The limited express Haruka takes you to Tennoji, Shin-Osaka and Kyoto from Kansai airport. This train is fully covered by JR pass and other JR deals. This post explains you the the details about Haruka.
Overnight Trains

Overnight transfer Niigata – Kyoto and Osaka, Overnight Express Train Kitaguni

This train was discontinued. Kitaguni(きたぐに) is one of very few express trains in Japan Railway Group. This train ...
Highway Buses

Overnight transfer between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka

You can find the options of overnight trainsfer between Osaka and Tokyo in this post.
7 to 9 days

Two most popular spots in 7 days! Sample itinerary Kyoto and Hokkaido 7 days by Japan Rail Pass 7 days pass

I have received some inquiries about trip to Kyoto and Hokkaido in only 7 days. It is packed but it is not impossibl...
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