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TO OSAKA BY FERRY

When traveling to Osaka from within Japan, a leisurely swaying trip on a ferry can make for some nice memories. Ferries from all around Japan arrive at Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal, Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal, and Sunflower Terminal (Osaka) .

    1. Toyo Port
    2. (7 hrs 40min)
    3. Osaka Nanko Port
    1. Shin-Moji Port
    2. (12 hrs 30min)
    3. Osaka Nanko Port
    1. Beppu Port
    2. (11 hrs 50min)
    3. Osaka Nanko Port
    1. Shibushi Port
    2. (13 hrs 40min)
    3. Osaka Nanko Port

To Osaka Station (Umeda) from major ferry landings

Ride the Osaka Municipal Subway to reach central Osaka City in less than an hour from Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal, Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal, or Sunflower Terminal (Osaka) .

Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal
Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal
Sunflower Terminal (Osaka)

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TO OSAKA BY PLANE

from abroad by plane

    1. New York
    2. (12 hrs 50 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Seattle
    2. (9 hrs 45 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. San Francisco
    2. (9 hrs 40 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Honolulu
    2. (7 hours 10 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Amsterdam
    2. (12 hrs 5 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Paris
    2. (12 hrs 35 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Rome
    2. (13 hrs 10 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Frankfurt
    2. (12 hrs 5 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Helsinki
    2. (10 hrs 25 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Istanbul
    2. (13 hrs 25 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Doha
    2. (12 hrs 10 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Dubai
    2. (11 hrs 5 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Seoul Gimpo
    2. (1 hr 50 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Seoul Incheon
    2. (2 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Busan
    2. (1 hr 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Jeju
    2. (1 hr 40 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Beijing
    2. (3 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Hong Kong
    2. (4 hrs 25 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Shanghai
    2. (2 hrs 45 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Taipei
    2. (3 hrs 15 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Bangkok
    2. (6 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Ho Chi Minh
    2. (5 hrs 15 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Kuala Lumpur
    2. (7 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Singapore
    2. (7 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Darwin
    2. (17 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Cairns
    2. (7 hrs 45 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Gold Coast
    2. Gold Coast
    3. Osaka
    1. Sydney
    2. (12 hrs 50 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Oakland
    2. (11 hrs)
    3. Osaka

from major cities in Japan

There are flights from airports all over Japan to Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport.

    1. New Chitose Airport
    2. (2 hrs)/li>
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. New Chitose Airport
    2. (2 hrs 10 min)
    3. Kansai International Airport
    1. Sendai Airport
    2. (1 hr 20 min)
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. Haneda Airport
    2. (1 hr)
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. Haneda Airport
    2. (1 hr 20 min)
    3. Kansai International Airport
    1. Fukuoka Airport
    2. (1 hr 10 min)
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. Fukuoka Airport
    2. (1 hr)
    3. Kansai International Airport
    1. Kagoshima Airport
    2. (1 hr 10 min)
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. Naha Airport
    2. (1 hr 50 min)
    3. Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    1. Naha Airport
    2. (1 hr 50 min)
    3. Kansai International Airport

AIRLINES

TO OSAKA BY TRAIN OR BULLET TRAIN

Japan's fastest train, Shinkansen bullet trains, link major cities around the nation. The number of this bullet train services is many enough to afford a large number of travelers to and from Osaka. The Shinkansen's gateway to Osaka is JR Shin-Osaka Station, which is connected to Osaka Station by JR and Osaka Metro lines with services provided every 5 to 10 minutes. From cities without Shinkansen train stations, take limited express trains on the JR and private railway lines to Osaka.

    1. Sendai
    2. Shinkansen(4hrs 30min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Tokyo
    2. Shinkansen(2 hrs 30min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Nagoya
    2. Shinkansen(1 hr)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Hirhosima
    2. Shinkansen(1 hr 30min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Takamatsu
    2. Shinkansen(1 hr 50min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Hakata
    2. Shinkansen and Limited Express(2 hr 50min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Kagoshima-Chuo
    2. Shinkansen(3 hr 50min)
    3. Shin-Osaka
    1. Nagoya
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 20 min)
    3. Namba
    1. Ise
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 35 min)
    3. Namba
    1. Kanazawa
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 35 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Kinosaki
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 50 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Ama-no-Hashidate
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 20 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Tottori
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Shirahama
    2. Limited Express(2 hrs)
    3. Tennoji
    1. Wakayama
    2. (1 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka

The Ultra-Saver Seishun 18 Ticket

The Seishun 18 Ticket is sold during the spring, summer, and winter vacations in Japan. The system allows you to ride as much as you'd like on JR local ("futsu") and rapid ("kaisoku") trains. For ¥12,050, you get five tickets that each allow one person unlimited travel for one day. The gentle undulations of the train, the scenery out the window, the flavors of your ekiben station bento box—even your journey to Osaka is sure to leave you with pleasant memories.

TO OSAKA BY CAR

When traveling through the country by car, it's easiest to reach Osaka by highway. You can take one of the highways such as the Meishin Expressway, the Chugoku Expressway, or the Nishi-Meihan Expressway to connect up with the Hanshin Expressway, which runs through the city. The Loop Line circles around the central area and allows access in all directions.

    1. Sendai
    2. Car(about 10 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Tokyo
    2. Car(about 6 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Nagoya
    2. Car(about 2 hrs 20 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Takamatsu
    2. Car(about 2 hrs 50 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Hiroshima
    2. Car(about 4 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Fukuoka
    2. Car(about 7 hrs 20 min)
    3. Osaka

Rail & Rent-a-car Ticket

If you purchase a JR train and rental car ticket together, you can get a discount on both.

Flight & Rent-a-car Plan

If you reserve a rental car together with an airplane ticket at least 28 days before your flight, you can get a discount on both.

TO OSAKA BY BUS

For a relaxed and reasonably priced trip to Osaka, without changing transportations from major cities all over the country, we recommend a highway bus. There are many routes throughout the country, including overnight buses and daytime buses. Don't forget to reserve your seat and confirm your boarding location before your trip.

    1. Sendai
    2. Bus(about 12 to 13 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Tokyo
    2. Bus(about 8 hrs 30 min to 9 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Takamatsu
    2. Bus(about 3 hrs 30 min)
    3. Osaka
    1. Hiroshimav
    2. Bus(about 5 to 6 hrs)(about 5 to 6 hrs)(about 5 to 6 hrs)
    3. Osaka
    1. Fukuoka
    2. Bus(about 9 to 10 hrs)
    3. Osaka
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