Navigating Namba Station
Different stations all locate at the same place
Namba Station is a large group of stations in the center of Osaka. Read more about which trains go where here!
It also is the best place to go from Kansai International Airport to Osaka city center.
With Kintetsu, you can go all the way to Nagoya or Ise Shrine. The Kintetsu Nara Express will take you from Namba to Nara in just 40 minutes ! The Kintetsu also goes to Kyoto, but please note that it is note possible to go directly from Namba to Kyoto on the Kintetsu Line, you have to change in Nara! The Hanshin Railways goes in the opposite direction, towards Kobe and the Hanshin Tigers baseball stadium.
If you are staying in Namba and would like to make the best use of your Japan Rail Pass, you can take the JR from Namba Station for one stop and change to the Osaka Loop Line at the next station, Imamiya. This is a great way to get around greater Osaka while you’re sightseeing!
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