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Nagoya to Osaka/Kyoto

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Nagoya to Osaka/Kyoto

Hi! Can you please advise me on the cheapest way to get to Osaka or Kyoto from Nagoya Station? I've heard it's the bus, but I'm having a hard time understanding the timetables since they're in Japanese. I'll be in Nagoya on July 5 our ETA is around 20:30 (8:30 PM) at Centrair International Airport. Can you also help me by providing maps to those areas, if possible? I'll be traveling solo until I reach Osaka or Kyoto, so it would really be a great help if you could answer my questions. Thanks!

Also, what are the nearby sites that I can visit once I reach Osaka or Kyoto? Thanks a lot! :)

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1. Re: Nagoya to Osaka/Kyoto

Meitetsu Bus between Nagoya and Kyoto:

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Depending on your itinerary, you might consider the Kintetsu Rail Pass (Wide) for you travels between the Kansai Region and Nagoya. The Pass covers Centrair airport access, Nagoya-Osaka/Kyoto, Kyoto/Osaka-Nara, Ise Shima resort area, and Mt Yoshino, all good tourist destinations.

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The Kansai Region has Kyoto and Nara as the "main dishes"; Osaka is a sort of "side-dish" although it's great to shop and dine around Namba and Umeda and Osaka Castle is worth a visit.

Kyoto would require 3-4 days to explore; Nara City 1 day, Osaka 1 day or an evening.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2165.html

http://www.kyoto.travel

http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/

http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/

Edited: 09 May 2014, 13:46
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Thank you very much for your help! :)

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Hi Lorraine

You can also do a day trip to Kobe from Osaka if time permits. Here are some suggestion of sights to visit in each place :

Kyoto - Kinkakuji, Kiyomizudera, Ginkakuji, Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari & if you have time visit Arashiyama

Nara - Deer park, Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji

Osaka - Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium, Universal Studio (if you are into theme park), Dotonbori area, visit one or two shrines

Kobe - Kitano, Kobe Harborland, Meriken Park

I visited some of the sights above during my holiday last year. You can check them out here : …wordpress.com/category/…

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Thanks! I think I'll go with the osaka daytrip. The group that I'll be meeting in osaka will tour kyoto and nara after the conference that we'll be attending.

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If you take a bus from Nagoya, you should get from Nagoya Station instead of Meitetsu Bus Terminal. As JR also runs bus services to Kyoto and Osaka, you can get a bus in a more frequent basis. Meitetsu also stops at Nagoya station.

There is also another bus company run from Nagoya to Kyoto/Osaka with fewer services.

http://willerexpress.com/en/#

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Hi! Normadroaming, I've seen the bus timetables and checked which would fit for my ETA. I think the willer bus offers a beter solution. How will I get to the willer bus station from nagoya station? Thanks! :)

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See Willer Express links below on where to board. It looks like there is a waiting area where they assemble the passengers so they can avoid being confused on the way to the bus stop.

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Thank you very much! :)

All of you has indeed been very helpful.

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Hi there. I plan to purchase a Kintetsu Rail wide pass. We are arriving Centrair at 8 pm. After researching, it seems the best way to save money as we have a return flight via Nagoya.I understand Meitetsu Central Plaza closes at 8pm. So we might stay overnight at an airport hotel in order to buy the pass the next day. Does Kintetsu have a direct limited express train to Kyoto? I know they have direct trains to Osaka though.

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From KintetsuNagoya station, you will have to take about 110min Ltd Exp Kintetsu train to Yamatoyagi station, then transfer to either a Kintetsu Ltd Exp train (takes about 50mins) or Kintetsu Kyoto line Exp train (takes about 65mins) to reach Kyoto station.