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Osaka

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Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is Japan's second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. 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. (Quote from Japan Guide)

Please visit the Osaka-Info website ; http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/ ya

 Access

 midori_pin Kantetsu Express Bus "Yokkape Kansai" from Tsukuba

  Operates between Mito Station and Osaka Abeno-bashi
  You need to make a reservation for seat. Phone number is 029-852-5666 (9:00A.M - 7:00P.M)
  Internet Reservation:https://secure.j-bus.co.jp/hon ya(Japanese)

  The fare is 9,900yen/One way adult. (17,800 yen/Round-trip ticket)

   < Time table >   

 Timetable   Tsukuba Center   yajirushi_shita 22:53     6:29 am
  Osaka Station Mae (Subway Higashi-Umeda Sta.)   yajirushi_shita 7:13 am   yajirushi_ue 22:10
  Kintetsu Nanba Station West Exit (OCA Bldg.)   yajirushi_shita 7:33 am   yajirushi_ue 21:50
  Osaka Abeno-bashi (JR Tennoji Station)   yajirushi_shita 7:54 am   yajirushi_ue 21:30
  Universal Studios Japanya     8:24 am     -------

 midori_pin There are other highway bus from Tokyo to Osaka, Please see here ya.
 
 midori_pin JR Shinkansen

 Takes 2 hours 36 min. from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka by Shinkansen"Nozomi", Fare is 13,620 yen for one
 way.

 You can purchase tickets of the Shinkansen at JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi), Travel Service
 Center (View Plaza), Ticket vending machines at Station or JTB travel agent offices at iias Mall Tsukuba
 2F and JTB travel agent offices at Aeon Mall Tsukuba. The reservations by telephone are not accept.
  Regarding ticketing (website of JR East) : http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/index.htmlya

 midori_pinHYPERDIA Website is the convenient site that can check timetables and routes in English and Chinese.
   
    http://www.hyperdia.com/en/ ya

 midori_pin Recommended foods

 Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. It is can be eaten
 anywhere in Japan, but most popular the cities are Osaka and Hiroshima.

 Please see more food guide: japan-guide.com 'Osaka Food Guide'website ya
               :OSAKA INFO websiteyaya

           
 リンク Links

  Osaka Castle
  JTB Sunrise Tours (From Oska)
  Japan -guide.com (Transportation in Japan): Transportation, Japan Sightseeing Guide
  Willer Express (Easy online booking) : List of Highway-bus Service Routes.
  Japan Economy Hotel Group
  Hotel & Ryokan Search (Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association)

 updated: 2019-08-20
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