How to get There
Japan is located at the end of eastern Asia, and KANSAI is in the southern-central region of Japan's main island
- ■Tokyo-Osaka/1h by plain
■Tokyo-Kyoto or Osaka/2h by Shinkansen
- ■Hokkaido-Osaka/1h30min by plane
- ■Osaka-Hiroshima/1h40min by Shinkansen
- Pacific Ocean
- Seto Inland Sea
- Sea of Japan
|Hokkaido-Osaka||1h30min by plane|
|Tokyo-Osaka||1h by plain|
|Tokyo-Kyoto or Osaka||2h by Shinkansen|
|Osaka-Hiroshima||1h40min by Shinkansen|
Many airlines fly to Japan. Japan has international airports in Osaka, Narita, Haneda, Nagoya, and so on.
|Frankfurt – Osaka||12 hours|
|Shanghai – Osaka||2 hours|
|Cairns – Osaka||7 hours|
|Singapore – Osaka||6.5 hours|
|Los Angeles – Tokyo||10 hours|
|Seoul – Osaka||1.5 hours|
|Moscow – Tokyo||10 hours|
Once you get here, either domestic airlines or railway takes you to the destination.
Japan Railway called JR connects throughout Japan with Tokyo as a hub, and JR leads to all prefectures in Kansai with the bullet train, Shinkansen which leads to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Hokkaido. It also stops in Kyoto, Shin-Osaka, Shin-Kobe, and other places in Kansai.
From Tokyo to Kyoto, it takes about 2 hours, and the reserved seat fare for an adult is 13,080 yen.
To connect between prefectures, JR and some private owned railway companies, Keihan, Hankyu, Kintetsu and Nankai are available.
To travel between Osaka and Kyoto, you can take either Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, or JR.
Kintetsu Railways leads to Nara and Mie Prefectures with Namba station as a hub. Nankai Railway directly takes you from Kansai International Airport to Namba station, and JR also takes you to Osaka and Kyoto without transfer.
Traveling from Osaka to Kyoto, it takes 30 minutes by JR rapid train, and the railroad fare for an adult is 560 yen. From Osaka to Nara, it takes 40 minutes by Kintetsu Railway, and the railroad fare for an adult is 560 yen.
Moving within Urban cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, there are municipal owned subway.
The subway fare for one-stop is 180-210 yen.
For more details, please click the brochure below for the Kansai railroad network combined map prepared by "Network for Kansai Inbound Tourism".
Please click below for each section of the map.
|Kansai Railway Network (PDF/4.0MB)|
|Osaka Railway Network (PDF/1.0MB)|
|Kyoto Railway Network(PDF/0.5MB)|
|Kobe Railway Network(PDF/0.3MB)|
KANSAI ONE PASS
Make your travel smooth and economic!
“KANSAI ONE PASS” is a prepaid card accepted in major railways and buses in the Kansai region. It can also be used as electronic money. With this card you don’t have to purchase a ticket every time you change transportation in the Kansai region. It is an IC card type ticket with discount benefits in participating facilities and stores. You can also obtain sightseeing information.
There are other types of Passes.
One is “KANSAI THRU PASS,” with which you can get on and off each private railway line in the Kansai region for two or three days. And the other is “JAPANRail Pass,” with which you can get unlimited ride on JR lines of 6 companies.
You may effectively expand your trip if you combine those cards together with “KANSAI TRANSPORTATION MAP.”
KANSAI ONE PASS Official website