From Dotonbori’s gigantic and colorful models of crabs, sushi and dumplings, to the ultra modern-looking Osaka Station at Umeda, Osaka is a character filled city with an edge that keeps attracting hordes of travelers. Osaka is also where you should go for the best of Japanese street food, and kuidaore, which means to eat until you go bankrupt! The city’s nooks and corners are filled with little food establishments, and so, holds the reputation for being “Japan’s kitchen”.
Stretch your yen further with the Osaka Amazing Pass! We’re answering all your burning questions about it here, so read on!
What is Osaka Amazing Pass?
The Osaka Amazing Pass is a convenient ticket that includes unlimited rides on public transportation as well as admission to numerous attractions in Osaka. Depending on how long you’re staying in Osaka, you can either choose between the one day or two day passes.
What does it cover?
- Midosuji Line
- Chuo Line
- Nagahori Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line
- Tanimachi Line
- Sennichimae Line
- Imazatosuji Line
- Yotsubashi Line
- Sakaisuji Line
- Nanko Port Town Line (New Tram)
The one day pass allows you to take rides on the following private railways (do note that this is NOT available for two-day pass):
- Hankyu Railway
- Nankai Railway
- Kinki Nippon Railway
- Keihan Electric Railway
- Hanshin Railway
The pass does not cover the Japan Rail (JR) lines.
With the pass, you also get admission to various attractions across the city such as the Osaka Castle gardens and museum, Umeda Sky Building, Legoland Discovery Centre, Osaka Wonder Cruise, museums, a natural onsen, and many more! There are also attractions, shops and restaurants that provide discounts when you show the pass.
Am I eligible for the Osaka Amazing Pass?
Unlike the JR Pass that only allows tourists to use it, anyone visiting Osaka can take advantage of the Osaka Amazing Pass. However, if you’re traveling with kids below the age of 12, you’ll also need to get the Enjoy Eco Card for kids to use the public transportation (kids under two years old travel for free). All kids under 12 will also require tickets to gain entry into most attractions.
How can I buy the Osaka Amazing Pass?
Well, if you’re a last-minute type of traveller, you could buy the pass once you’ve arrived at the Kansai International Airport. But hey, why go through all the trouble (especially if you don’t speak Japanese) when you can book your passes with Traveloka that includes greater savings? Get your Osaka Amazing Pass on Traveloka and breeze through the city, worry-free!
So, I’ve bought my Osaka Amazing Pass. How to start using it?
You could redeem your pass at the JTR counters at Kansai International Airport or the Edion Namba Tourist Information Center in Osaka. You could also redeem the passes at Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, as well as at Nagoya Airport.
The one day pass is valid from the earliest opening hours of an attraction until the last admission within the day. It’s also the same for the transportation — it starts from your first commute until the last departure within a day (around 5.00 a.m to 12.00 a.m). The two-day pass also works similarly, from the earliest opening hours of an attraction until the last admission of the second day. When using for transportation, it is valid from the first service of the first day to the last service of the following day (not for 48 hours from the time first used).
So… is it worth it?
By showing the Osaka Amazing Pass, you can visit up to 50 tourist attractions! Nevertheless, it is impossible to visit them all in just two days, so you need to plan your route maximize the value of the pass.
Japan’s transportation network is known to be extensive. As such, the Osaka Amazing Pass is also your best option to easily travel around the city via the trains and the bus.
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