Use your JR Pass on the convenient JR Limited Express Haruka to get straight from Kansai International Airport to Osaka city centre. You can also explore Osaka and travel conveniently using the JR Pass on the Osaka Loop Line.
Osaka is jam-packed with excitement and charm you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to do! The city boasts great shopping, gourmet dining and entertainment activities as well as historical sights. Osaka is definitely the best place to experience Japan’s food culture! Osaka is famous for its superb local dishes, some of which have gained international popularity and fame. The great news for those budget travellers is that most of these dishes can be bought at rather economical prices. Famous dishes include Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushikatsu and Teppanyaki! Not only are the prices budget-friendly but restaurants in Osaka care deeply for the quality of their cuisine and have maintained very high standards to keep the locals satisfied. The top attractions in Osaka include (but are of course not limited to): Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle, Dotombori/Shinsaibashi area, Umeda Sky Building and Abeno Harukas - the tallest skyscraper in Japan!
Kansai Airport to Shin-Osaka (approx. 50mins by JR Limited Express Haruka)