I will be moving to Osaka this year and my mother is going to visit me during the winter holidays. I wonder, whether the trains and buses run during New Year's? Is it hard getting from place to place?
Anyone knows if there is anywhere i can go in February as a day trip from Osaka. I am hoping to go somewhere with snow..
Thanks in advance!
My friend and I plan to visit Japan in Nov. Since we've not been there before, appreciate if you can share with us on some of the tips ^_^
Plan to go: Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo
Days available: 10-12 days
We're wondering if it's a good idea to fly in Osaka and out from Tokyo? Is 12 days insufficient to cover all of these places?
I would like to inquiry on the traveling agency which doing a ferry service from busan to osaka and from osaka to busan. I have difficulties on finding traveling agency that have an english website that do the booking through their website.
I am planning of making a booking 2 weeks before my departure sometimes in 6th july and coming back to busan on the 10th of july.
Does anyone know what are the traveling agency that i could contact for purchase the ticket in advance? I am from malaysia and i need to know how to purchase the ticket before i get to korea or to osaka.
i been searching on the website but nothing i could find on the traveling agency which could communicate in english.
We are travelling to Osaka, probably now for only one night (planning on having 3 nts in Osaka now). We want to have a look around Osaka Castle, maybe do a cruise on the river and see the big bright lights in the main area of Osaka at night. Would staying in accommodation opposite Tennoji Station be convenient? We will have a JR pass to use, so we could use this to get around the city (JR Osaka loop line).
Or do you think we would be better off staying near Shinsaibashi Stn?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Also is the best light and Neon display in Dotonbori.....or do you recommend we go to Kita as well?
Thanks, appreciate any and all your feedback.
Ill be arriving in Osaka at about 9pm...are the restos in Dotonburi street that make takoyaki and onomiyaki still open late in the evenings?
I will be in Osaka during Mount Fuji's climbing season (July 1-Aug.31) and was wondering:
1). How much travel time (and what mode: bus, train?) do I need to allocate to get from Osaka to Mount Fuji?
2). How expensive will it be to get from one place to the other?
Hello just wondering if there is any companies that do hotel transfer to and from the kansai airport. I will be staying at Shin-Osaka which is a hassle carrying luggage and a 3 year old child.
Thanx in advance
I will be studying in Osaka for a semester at Kansai University. During this time I will be studying martial arts and the most convenient Dojo that I can find in the area for my art is at the Abeno Sports Center in Abeno-ku.
I'm trying to find the best way to get from Kandai-mae station to the Abeno station and what a round trip fair would cost me and what would be the best way for getting tickets for that trip.
as far as i can tell I would have to take the Hankyu Senri line and then transfer over to the Tanimachi line and then ride that all the way down to Abeno. any tips or suggestions?
any gd Onsen to recommede
Has anyone lived in Kishiwada? Is the city safe especially the area around the Tokushukai hospital? In which area of the city would you recommend to rent an appartement?
I am doing a Tokyo/ Kyoto/ Osaka route from 2 - 12 Jan and would like to do a day trip at Osaka. The maximum is probably 1 night stay in Osaka, if there are loads to cover.
Given my tight schedule, what can I cover in 1 day at Osaka? I am not too keen on the Osaka Castle as I would be going to Himeiji Castle. I will cover Shisabashi and aquarium (is this a must-see?). What else should I cover?
Alternatively, if 1 day is way too little, then we would stay for a night in Osaka. Are there cheap ryokans in Osaka that are near to the JR station?
Pls share all your tips, recommendations etc.
Thanks lots :)
I'm planning to travel to Osaka early September 2007 for 3 days and work my way down to Fukuoka. I'll be arriving via Kansai International airport and staying around Shin Osaka station. In the 3 days I want to see Kyoto and sight seeing around Osaka. I will be in Fukuoka for further 4 days.I was wandering whether:
1. A JR rail pass is worth it. I want to travel by Shinkansen to Fukuoka. i don't mind travelling using the Hikari train. But if the rail pass not worth it, I'll travel Nozoki style.
2. If a rail pass is worth it, shall I get the Kansai rail pass and get a separate ticket to Hakata or Sanyo area rail pass that will get me to Hakata directly.
3. Shall I get the 4 days rail pass from Osaka to Hakata and then go solo the rest of the days.
I would appreciate any suggestions you all may have. Thank you for your comments
May I know if the Osaka One-Day Pass can be used on the Nanko Port Town Line?
Thanks in advance!
Will be going to Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe from dec 24 - 31, please give some advice to my plan below:
Dec 24 - arriving in Osaka --> check in Swissotel approx 11 p.m.
Dec 25 - Osaka Castle History Museum --> Osaka Castle --> ***ennoji Temple --> Tsutenkaku Tower ---> Festive Gate ---> Spa World ---> Swissotel [ Is this too ambitious?]
Dec 26 - Kiyomizu Temple --> Kodaiji Temple --> Yasaka Shrine --> Gion for lunch --> Heian Temple-->Ginkakuji Temple --> Kinkakuji Temple ---> Kawaramachi for dinner and shopping --> Osaka, Swissotel
Dec 27 - Swissotel --> Kitano --> Sannomiya for lunch --> Arima
Dec 28 - Arima Onsen --> Harborland /Mosaic Garden --> Osaka Aquarium --> Osaka (Swissotel)
Dec 29 - USJ --> Dotomburi (dinner)
Dec 30 - Umeda, Shinsaibashi, Namba (Rinku Premium Outlet), Den Den Town & Dotomburi (dinner)
Dec 31 -- Morning flight
Is the above plan doable? If it is ok, should I buy the Kansai Thru Pass/ Kansai Passport? Or I would save more by just buying Osaka City Day pass/kyoto city day pass etc.???
I would like to buy Osaka Unlimited Pass (2000 Yen). Can I buy it from Kansai Airport?
Please help. Thanks.
I'm Jun from Seoul Korea and stay in Osaka untill end of this year.
Any VT Meeting in Osaka?
Where can I find wholesale market streets in Osaka? I am looking for items like clothes, shoes, bags, gifts, etc.
By the way, I am visting during mid oct.
I'm planning a trip with my wife to Osaka. I need your advice for the following questions:
1. Any hotels nearby Shinsaibashi?
1. How to get to Shinsaibashi from Kansai Airport by railway or subway? Is it non-stop? What is the timetable? What is the cost?
Thanks so much for your help.
Hi, my name is Felicia from Singapore. I am planning to visit Japan with few friends. We are looking for budget stay liked dormitory and host-family stay in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Just a neat and tidy place in good environment for us to overnight and easy access to other areas.
This is my 1st trip to Japan and don't know much of the places there. But one thing I wanted to experience myself is the onsen, I heard that Hakone is famous place for onsen.
If you know of good deals, kindly drop me message.
I would like to know if there is a website/phone number I can use from the UK to buy tickets for this event? I have tried online and my japanese isn't good enough to do it. I have tried callling ticket PIA and its not recognised (I used the correct codes so thats not the problem).
I would really like to see this concert in July, I would also like to take my host family as a surprise (I know that they are huge fans) so it is really important to me. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance, mikan-
Can someone tell me, if there are any sex stores in Osaka, but specifically Umeda, where I can buy condoms and novelty items?
Are there any affordable kashikiri onsen in Osaka, Kyoto or the surrounding area, for couples to enjoy?
I am looking for a ryokan in Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kyoto). I want it to be trully Japanese - a house in a quiet place with meals and a garden.
I am planning on travling to Osaka/Kansai sometime along the winter.I have mainly been around Tokyo the previous trips.Now i am planning on staying around a month this time.I am looking for something like a hotel appartment etc.Can anyone suggest/know any companies that would offer something like this in Osaka?
Can someone advise how can I get to Kadoma-shi from Kansai beside taking the bus no. 10 to moriguchi station as the last bus leave at 10pm while I will only reach the aiport at 9pm..a bit risky. I'm afraid I may miss the bus due to delay thus i need a contingency planning to get to kadoma-shi.
I'm traveling through Osaka on my way to Bali for a surf trip. I’m only there for about 20 hours. I would like to wake up at 6:00 or 7:00am and check out a nearby beach preferably where I could surf for an hour or two. I do need to catch my flight out at 2:25pm that day.
Any suggestion on which beach to go to and how. Not sure what hotel yet, but I'm sure it will be a cheap one near the airport. I’ll be there June 17 & 18.
Oh, and maybe a cool little singles bar too.
Could anyone please advise on timings and price of a ferry from Oita to Kobe or Osaka. We are a family visiting Japan for the first time in July /August 2005. we are visiting our son who is working in Oita, and all plan to visit Kyoto via this ferry. possibly returning to Oita by train. Any advice would be very welcome. Thanks Ellen
Hi Vters... Can anyone tell me how far is Osaka to KOBE? and how to get to KOBE...(by car? by train????) My friend plan to be arrived in Osaka Airport at 16:00... Thanks!!.. Happy travelling... arini
Hello, Is there any cheap accomodation near the Osaka Station area? What is the weather like for Nov/Dec and what sort of clothing is required for this time of year? I ask ,as I was in Houston thid time of year and it was baking hot ! Were in uk we have our woolly caps,gloves and coats on. Regards Dmanx
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