Shin-Osaka

Chubu Area

How to transfer between Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto by train

Which one is better, Shinkansen (left) or Kintetsu (right) ? If you have to move between Nagoya and Osaka (or Kyoto)...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka plus Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawago and Kyoto in 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

7 days JR Pass price is almost same as round trip fare between Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen. That means if you have...
Rail pass for residents

Platt Kodama, one way deal among Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen

This post explains you about Platt Kodama which is a sort of the Shinkansen deal. It offers one way trip between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Shin-Osaka by the Shinkansen Kodama.
Hakata, Kokura

Limited time operation. Specialized Shinkansen train 500 TYPE EVA

This project had been done already. 500 Type EVA is no longer available. This train was already repainted and refur...
Kansai (KIX)

How to choose the deals for access to/from Kansai Airport

If you arrive in Kansai airport, most of you go to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe or maybe Nara, Wakayama. There are many deals ...
4 to 6 days

How to build the itinerary and choose the deals for Osaka stay 5 to 7 days.

If you stay in Osaka only and make some day trips to outside Osaka, this sample itinerary helps you to build your trip plan.
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Alternatives of Overnight train Twilight Express, in case that you cannot make a reservation.

***Twilight Express was discontinued in 12 March, 2015. There is no overnight train option between Osaka and Hokkaido ...
Hakata, Kokura

Sanyo Shinkansen image gallery. Check the interior and accommodations.

Sanyo Shinkansen is operated between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. But Sanyo Shinkansen is connected with Tokaido Shinkanse...
2013 trip to Shirahama

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

283 series train was called "Super Arrow". (C) JP Rail Shirahama is located at the west coast of Kii peninsula, Waka...
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...
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...
Chubu Area

Ise access guide. Kintetsu is the best way but we can use JR Pass too.

Ise is well known as home of Ise Grand Shrine (Ise Jingu). This is one of the most sacred and most famous Shinto shr...
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara

ICOCA and Haruka, Kansai One Pass and Haruka, and Haruka discount ticket. Very flexible and good deal for tourist who stay in Kansai.

Kansai One Pass and Haruka, ICOCA and Haruka and Haruka discount ticket are the special discount deals which is designed for the overseas passengers only. If you buy Kansai One Pass and Haruka or ICOCA and Haruka, you can take the limited express Haruka at the discount rate and IC card. This post explains you how to choose this deal and how to use this deal.
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

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.
Hakata, Kokura

Kyushu Shinkansen N700 series for Mizuho, Sakura and Tsubame image gallery

N700 series was introduced for Kyushu Shinkansen in this past March. The fleet is the newest and the fastest on Kyus...
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...
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.
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.
Kansai Area

How to access to Mt. Koya (Koyasan)

This is the access guide to Mt. Koya (Koyasan). You may find the deal to visit there and how much you can use JR pass or other deals.
News

Japan Rail Pass can be used for Kyushu Shinkansen. But not for Mizuho

I have received the email from JR West. They confirmed Japan Rail Pass can be used for Kyushu Shinkansen. But Japan ...
Kansai Airport, Wakayama, Mt. Koya

The limited express Kuroshio train guide. The train takes you to Kii, Kumano, Shingu, Katsuura and Shirahama from Osaka and Kyoto

The limited express Kuroshio connects Osaka, Kyoto, Shirahama, Kii-Tanabe, Kii-Katsuura and Shingu. This post shows you many photos of this train and the detailed guide of this train.
Hakata, Kokura

Passenger’s review of “Hikari Railstar”

I took Hikari Rail Star from Okayama to Hiroshima on the way to Miyajima. This Hikari has a different paint from the...
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