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5 Stylish Inexpensive Shops in Osaka. Osaka Travel Guide. With a population of 2.5 million, Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is Japan's third largest and second most important city.

Osaka Travel Guide

It has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region for many centuries. Osaka was formerly known as Naniwa. Before the Nara Period, when the capital used to be moved with the reign of each new emperor, Naniwa was once Japan's capital city, the first one ever known. OSAKA INFO -Osaka Visitors' Guide. Timetable and Route Search in Japan. Kansai International Airport access. Kansai International Airport (we spread in click) Concurrently with the opening of the Kansai International Airport in 1994, the Kansai-Airport Station started its operation as a doorway of Osaka open to the rest of world.The walkway directly connects the station to the passenger terminal of the airport, allowing travelers to enter the station ticket gate with their carts.Nankai tourist support center is located in front of the ticket gate and provides guidance services in foreign languages.

Kansai International Airport access

Please feel free to stop by whenever you need to. Japan Rail Pass and rail travel in Japan complete guide – JPRail.com » Blog Archive » ICOCA and Haruka ticket. Very flexible and good deal for tourist who stay in Kansai. Takeshi / JPRail | 8th Jul 2014 | 244 Comments ICOCA card regular type.

Japan Rail Pass and rail travel in Japan complete guide – JPRail.com » Blog Archive » ICOCA and Haruka ticket. Very flexible and good deal for tourist who stay in Kansai.

You will get different design card when you purchase ICOCA and Haruka (C) Matthieu Michon Some of you travel in Kansai area only, not travel throughout Japan. And if you travel only among Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe, JR West Kansai Area Pass and Kansai Thru Pass may be too much. ICOCA_en.pdf. Taking the train in Japan. The following is a guide on how to use trains and subways in Japan.

Taking the train in Japan

Elsewhere on the site are more specific pages on train tickets, night trains, shinkansen (bullet trains) and train timetables. 1) Train categories All types of Japanese trains, from local to shinkansen, are typically classified into the following categories: 2) Seat categories JR offers the choice between two classes, ordinary and green (first class), on shinkansen, limited express trains and a small number of slower trains. A Complete Guide to Osaka and Umeda Stations For Foreign Travelers. This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional), Japanese Table of Contents 1.

A Complete Guide to Osaka and Umeda Stations For Foreign Travelers

Japan Rail Pass and rail travel in Japan complete guide – JPRail.com » Blog Archive » Guide to take trains in Osaka. How to choose the best route by train to get the major spots? Takeshi / JPRail | 1st Feb 2014 | 124 Comments Click to enlarge (C) JP Rail.

Japan Rail Pass and rail travel in Japan complete guide – JPRail.com » Blog Archive » Guide to take trains in Osaka. How to choose the best route by train to get the major spots?

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Rental Mobile Wifi Mifi Pocket Wifi in Japan, Portable Wifi Mifi router access point

In Japan, there are almost no free Wifi environments. Although free Wifi can be used easily in McDonald's or Starbucks in the United States and other countries, that service is not available in Japan unless the device is registered in advance. This necessary registration is very difficult for a foreigner. Moreover, we cannot rely on the security of these environments. Although many hotels also provide wifi, it is often times not free. Japan Rental Mobile Pocket Wifi. Early Bird Special : 8% OFF (click here for details) Simple, worry-free pricing scheme for your connection throughout Japan.

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Affordable Rate 1 - 5 days ¥ 990 per day 6 days onward ¥ 300 per day A minimum rental period of four days will be required. Free delivery / No return fee A prepaid envelop is included for the rental items return. Optional loss & damage insurance available at ¥ 500 The insurance cover 50% of the loss & damage charges of pocket wifi. Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN. Arrival of a new female whale shark "Yu-chan" to the KAIYUKAN....more Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan has welcomed a new female whale shark, “Yu-chan.”

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Ebisubashi OsakaTownMap_omote.pdf. How to get to Sky Building in Osaka Umeda. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

How to get to Sky Building in Osaka Umeda

Thanks for visiting! Hi there! How are you doing today?! Before writing on the sightseeing post in Osaka with Ari, quickly updating this post for June since I think she needs the info tomorrow to catch the highway bus. Ari and I went to the Sky Building 2 days ago and enjoyed the awesome views from 180 meter above!!! Universal Studios Japan® Ten things we learned at USJ: A muggle’s guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Welcome aboard the Hogwarts Express! Located in Osaka prefecture, this new attraction opened its doors in July of 2014. Thousands of Harry Potter fans have flocked to USJ since its opening, and RocketNews24 is here to provide you with some tips and tricks to make your visit as smooth as possible. Hold onto your wands, and join us as we enter the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 1. Osaka Museum of History. “Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai (Shopping Street)” Tenjinbashi neighborhood was one of the earliest shopping streets in Osaka. Shops were already lining the streets of Osaka Temmangu area in the early Meiji era (1868-1912), and it is said to have grown to be close to the current size by the advent of the Showa era (1926-1989).

Walk the history-rich shopping street from one end to the other, and pick up some gems among the shops! Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai. After a few months’ break while relocating from the US to China, like a fish in water has resumed documenting and sharing unique neighborhoods and places through exploratory photo walks. While I will continue to use many examples of transit-oriented and walkable development from Japan, I will also be exploring my new stomping grounds of Beijing and, in time, other cities in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Like a fish in water. My last stop on this walk around Osaka was Kuromon Ichiba (黒門市場), the city’s venerable food market in Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward. Kuromon is situated in a covered shōtengai with its north and west entrances opening right above Nipponbashi Station on the municipal subway Sakaisuji Line and Sennichimae Line, as well as Kintetsu-Nipponbashi Station on the Kintetsu Namba Line. View Larger Map The market was formally established in 1902 as Enmei-ji Ichiba (圓明寺市場), which referred to a large Buddhist temple in the area at that time but destroyed by fire in 1912. “Kuromon” was a common name given by denizens of the market, which referred to the temple’s large black main gate, and it is this name that is used exclusively today.

The official website for the Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Center. The official website for the Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Center Search by Name Search by Category Following Shops are not on the map above.GINZAYA | healing salon YURAKU | Nakaniwa Souhonten | Shinsaibashi Turuya | Katsuraya | Kodaimaru Building. Namba Nankai & Namba Subway Map.

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