Its my 1st time traveling to Japan and I'm staying at the Toyoko-inn Osaka Namba (Naniwa Ward, Motomachi, 2 Chome−8−7) and will be arriving at the Kansai Airport at 9pm on a Sat night. I have purchased a JR pass and hope to use it to its max capacity.
Is the JR Hanwa Line still running late at night? Am I correct that I can take the JR Hanwa Line and then switch to Midosuji Line at the Tennoji Station and then get out at the Nanba station? Is the Midosuji Line connected to the JR line internally so that I don't have to get out to the street and get back in when I'm making a transfer?
Also, I'm staying in Osaka for 10 days. Is it worth while to purchase a pass for the private subways/railway? I'll be going to Kyoto and Kobe and I know I can use the JR pass. But for traveling locally would it be cheaper to get a pass for the local subway lines?