Questions tagged [osaka]

Third largest city in Japan. It lies in the Kansai region of the Honshu island of Japan. It is about 50km away from Kyoto.

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We have a 5 hr layover in Osaka do we need a transit visa? [duplicate]

We are Filipino Citizens moving to Canada via Jetstar and Air Canada. Our flight itinerary brings us to Osaka for a 5 hr layover before our next flight. We'd like to know if we need to have a VISA for ...
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Cycling tour in Japan: Buying a bicycle for a tall person

I am travelling to Japan (arriving Osaka) mid-May to early-June and inspired by this guy I want to do a cycling tour. There are a lot of things to consider, but obviously the first problem is the ...
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Is there a local bus from Rinku Town (Osaka) or thereabouts to Yao Station or thereabouts?

I would like to travel from Rinku Town or Izumisano (Osaka) to Yao Station (Osaka) by local bus. Nearby departure and arrival locations are also of interest, it doesn't have to be perfectly from spot ...
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Are AMEX cards accepted in Universal Studios JPN & Pokemon Centers? Is the JCB/AMEX partnership applicable anywhere?

I'm traveling to Japan in the next few months and wanted to know if these two locations accept American Express credit cards. I also saw that JCB has a partnership with AMEX but information is scarce....
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Is there anywhere near central Osaka where I can swim for free?

Is there anywhere near central Osaka where I can swim for free? I am in central Osaka at the moment and I'm trying to find a free place to swim if available. Maybe a small neighbourhood pool, private ...
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Are there any mountain towns or villages near Osaka with cooler weather than Osaka itself (5-10 degrees C cooler)?

I am going to Osaka soon and the weather is hot now. Are there any mountain towns or villages nearby with cooler weather by 5 or 10 degrees or so? I know about Mount Kongo already but I don't know ...
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Is it possible to cycle from Kansai Airport to Central Osaka?

I may arrive in Osaka soon with my bicycle to Kansai Airport. Is it possible to cycle from the airport to central Osaka for free?
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Third Reich eagle on a pots & pans shop in Osaka - why?

During my visit to Osaka I came across a shop's door with this Third Reich eagle: If I can remember correctly, it was most likely supposed to be a plain pots & pans shop. Can anyone explain why ...
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Why isn't the direct route between Nagoya to Osaka covered by the Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass?

It's possible to go from Nagoya to Osaka using the Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass, but only by going via Kanazawa, rather than directly. As someone unfamiliar to the economics or the politics of ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Kansai International Airport into downtown Osaka after 10pm?

I seem to recall from previous trips that at least in Tokyo the subways stop running pretty early compared to many cities. I've found a cheap flight into Osaka but it lands about 10:15pm so this ...
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Tickets to the Koshien Bowl

I'm looking to attend the Koshien Bowl final on December 13th. Does anyone know how I'd go about getting tickets? I'll be in Japan for a few days before the game (but not in Kobe/Osaka.)
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Public transporation from Kansai Airport to Osaka

What is the public transportation from Kansai Int'l airport to Minami district of Osaka?
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Culture Day in Osaka/Kyoto

Culture Day is a Japanese national holiday held on November 3. Are there some special events related to this day in Osaka or Kyoto? Is it also suggested to avoid main attractions like the Osaka ...
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Access to Midosuji line platforms with luggage

I need to travel between Shin-Osaka and Tennoji stations in Osaka. Hyperdia recommends the Midosuji subway line but should I prefer overground lines if I have large luggage? Are there elevators to ...
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Christmas time in the Kansai area

Are there any festivals/events/traffic jams that I have to be aware of during the last week of December in Osaka/Kyoto? My family's planning to go to Japan for this year's holidays, and I'm assigned ...
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Where is a good/interesting place to go outside of (but not too far) from Osaka? Looking for an overnight trip [closed]

I will be in Osaka for 8 days and everywhere is booked out for the last weekend. Thought I might head out of the city so I am looking for something a little different and not ridiculously expensive - ...
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Where can I leave 15kg luggage in Osaka for 5 days?

I'm planning to travel to Osaka soon and will be bringing a wheeled bag with a weight of 15kg. However, in the duration of my trip, I was planning to go to Tokyo as well, but I'd prefer to do that ...
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Discounts for Universal Studios Japan when it's your birthday?

I've heard this from my Japanese friend but I can't find any announcement or official ad regarding this discount. Can anyone confirm if this is true or not?
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Are American Express credit cards widely accepted in Japan, specifically, Osaka?

I'm planning how I'll be bringing my money in my future Japan trip, and I was wondering if I could use a mix of cash and credit cards. Sadly, as of the moment, I only have an Amex credit card. Also, ...
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Visiting Lake Kawaguchiko, how to get there?

I plan to visit Lake Kawaguchiko on the 24th of Februari. I'm looking for transportation going from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchiko, and then from Lake Kawaguchiko going to Osaka. What are my options?
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Buying a second hand Fujinon lens in Osaka

I am Going back for the third time in Japan next summer. I am looking for shops recommendation to buy another lens for my Fujifilm digital camera. Are there shops to buy reliable second hand ...
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Roads in Japan during Golden Week

We are going to Japan during Golden Week. We were planning to buy a Bus Pass and travel by night. Our first destination is Tokyo (arriving by plane) we will take the bus from Tokyo to Osaka hopefully. ...
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Cheapest way to travel from Osaka Kansai airport to Kyoto and back?

I will be travelling to Kyoto for one week and would like to know the cheapest method of travelling from Osaka Kansai to Kyoto and back. I have looked into the JR east pass which costs ¥2060 for one ...
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Cheap way to get around Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka - alternatives to the JR Pass?

Me and my friends are going to Japan 2 weeks from now. We'll stay for 4 days in Tokyo, overnight in Hakone, 3 days in Kyoto (with a side visit to Nara) and 2 days in Osaka (Summer Sonic!!). So my ...
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How long does it take for letters to get from Osaka to Tokyo?

I would like to order tickets to be mailed from Osaka to my hotel in Tokyo. How long should I expect it to take? It'll be mailed by standard post (no express charges).
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Jogging in Tokyo and Osaka

I'm not a huge fan of jogging on crowded sidewalks even in the US, and I expect many sidewalks in Tokyo and Osaka will only be more crowded. What locations in these cities would you recommend for ...