Osaka Amazing Pass: Beginner’s Guide To Maximize Benefits (+Example Day Plan)

Osaka Amazing Pass: Beginner’s Guide To Maximize Benefits (+Example Day Plan)

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We want you to make the most out of your Osaka trip, which is why we are here to introduce the Osaka Amazing Pass and show you how to use it for your maximum benefit.

Not only does this card make it convenient and cheap for you to get around Osaka, but it also allows you to enter tourists attractions such as the Osaka Castle Museum, FOR FREE! Plus many more discounts!

Find out more in the article about the details!

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Osaka is the second busiest city in Japan with its own charms and characteristics. Among Japanese people, Osaka is famous for its rich food culture, humorous people, and beautiful sights and sceneries. Compared to Tokyo, Osaka has a more relaxing, humorous, outgoing vibe, and is also home to many of Japan’s famous comedians!

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Osaka Amazing Pass
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Official Website
https://www.osp.osaka-info.jp/en/

⚠️PLEASE CHECK⚠️

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🚨THE OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS MAY BE DIFFERENT DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION.
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❓What is the Osaka Amazing Pass?

This is a pass that lets you ride on the Osaka City Bus and the Osaka Metro Line’s train for unlimited times within a certain time frame. Unlike most other passes out there, this pass doesn’t only limit itself to transportation perks, but it also enables you to enter over 40 tourist attractions for free! Find out more information about the free entries below!

Link for areas covered by pass: https://www.osp.osaka-info.jp/en/about/about_train.html


Types of the Osaka Amazing Pass

There are mainly 3 types.

🎫 Type 1

One Day Pass
2,800¥

Characteristics: Valid for 1 day starting from the first train until the last train of the same day. Enables unlimited rides on all the routes of the Osaka Metro Line and the Osaka City Bus (excluding some routes). It also covers trains that run in Osaka city including Hakyu Line, Hanshin Line, Keihan Line, Kintetsu Line, Nankai Line, and New Tram.


🎫 Type 2

Two Day Pass
3,600¥

Characteristics: Valid for 2 days starting from the first train on the first day until the last train on the second day. Enables limited rides on all routes of the Osaka Metro Line and the Osaka City Bus (excluding some routes). It also includes the New Tram.


🎫 Type 3

One Day Pass + Expo’70 Commemorative Park
3,400¥

Characteristics: Valid for 1 day starting from the first train until the last train of the same day. Enables unlimited rides on all the routes of the Osaka Metro Line and the Osaka City Bus (excluding some routes). It also covers trains that run in Osaka city including Hakyu Line, Hanshin Line, Keihan Line, Kintetsu Line, Nankai Line, and New Tram.
PLUS, it allows access to Expo’70 Commemorative Park area.

(It’s basically the same as type 1 but with access to Expo’70 Commemorative Park area.)


❓ How to use the Osaka Amazing Pass?

🚇Train: Insert you ticket through the automated ticket machine at the train stations.

🚍Bus: Show your pass to the bus driver when getting off at your stop.

💁Facilities: Show your pass at the counter of the facilities to enter for free! (Check the list below)


❓ Who do we recommend the Osaka Amazing Pass to?

Osaka Amazing Pass is recommended to those who are planning to use the train and bus to go around Osaka multiple times in one day. It is also recommended to those who are planning to visit many tourist attractions and facilities around Osaka.


❓ What are the pros and cons of the Osaka Amazing Pass?

PROS👍CONS👎
ConvenientDoes not include JR lines
Free entrance to 40+ facilitiesNone
Saves MoneyNone

❓ Where can you buy the Osaka Amazing Pass?

The pass can be purchased at the Kansai Tourist Information Center @ Kansai International Airport and the Kansai Tourist Information Center @ Kyoto Tower.

Our staffs will give you tips, guide you through all the basics, and answer all of your questions! 🥰🥰


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Sample Day Plan Using Osaka Amazing Pass

🕗8:00AM
🥞🥓🍳Breakfast @ Hotel

🚇Train from Hotel in Shin Osaka to Osaka Castle Museum
Shin Osaka Station – Temmabashi Station 230¥

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🕘09:30AM
🏯 Visit Osaka Castle Museum (600¥→FREE) and Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden (200¥→FREE)

🚇Train from Osaka Castle To Takoriki
Temmabashi Station – Tanimachi Rokuchome Station 180¥

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🕧12:30PM
🍱Lunch @ Takoriki
Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s famous local dish consisting of flour, octopus, and special sauce. It is a dish that should not be missed when visiting Osaka!

🍽️Salt & cheese Takoyaki 715¥+ Glass Champagne 1,320¥
Total 2,035¥

🚇Train from Takoriki to Marufuku Coffee Shop
Tanimachi Rokuchome Station – Nihonbashi Station 180¥

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🕒2:00PM
☕Coffee @ Marufuku Coffee Shop Sennichimae Main Store
Visit one of Osaka’s retro cafes and try the retro style pudding!

🍮🍩Coffee Set 1,300¥

🚇Train from Marufuku Coffee Shop to Umeda Sky Building
Nihonbashi Station – Umeda Station 230¥

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🕒3:30PM
☁️Visit Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory (1,500¥ → FREE)

🚇Train from Umeda Sky Building to Keitakuen Garden @ Tennoji Park
Umeda Station – Tennoji Station 280¥

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🕔5:00PM
Keitakuen Garden @ Tennoji Park (150¥ → FREE )

🚇Train from Keitakuen Garden @Tennoji Park to Tombori River Cruise
Tennoji Station – Namba Station 230¥

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🕕6:00PM
Tombori River Cruise (1,000¥ → FREE )


🚇Train from Tombori River Cruise to Kushikatsu Daruma
Namba Station – Ebisuchou 340¥

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🕖7:00PM
Dinner @ Kushikatsu Daruma Shinsekai
Aside from Takoyaki, another famous dish in Osaka in Kushikatsu, which is fried skewers dipped in special sauce.
This shop has a very long history and is one of the originals.

Kushikatsu Set 1,512¥

🚇Train from Kushikatsu Daruma to Hotel in Shin Osaka
Ebisuchou Station – Shin Osaka Station 280¥

💸Total Budget💸

With
Osaka Amazing Pass
Without
Osaka Amazing Pass
Total Pass Fees1 Day 2,800¥0¥
Total Train FeesIncluded in Pass1,950¥
Total Entrance FeesFREE3,450¥
Total Food Fees4,847¥ 4,847¥
Total Fees 7,647¥ 10,247¥

💸 💸 💸 YOU SAVE : 2,600¥!!!


Full List Of Facilities You Can Enter For FREE
With The Osaka Amazing Pass

LINK


Our Recommendations For Your Osaka Trip
(Free With Osaka Amazing Pass)

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For Couples

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慶沢園 
 Keitakuen Garden

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Keitakuen Garden is a beautiful traditional Japanese Garden that is designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is located inside Tennoji Park which is a valuable site of historical and traditional heritage. Within Tennoji Park you can find Tennoji Zoo, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, A Greenhouse, Chausuyama Tomb, and Keitakuen Garden. The entrance area of Tennoji Park, nicknamed “Tenshiba” is lined with a colorful array of shops and restaurants that can be enjoyed on your own or with friends and family!

**Tennoji Park is a public park and Keitakuen Garden is located inside of it.

💴Original Fee: 150¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE

ℹ️Official Website: https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/keitakuen-garden
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/25CXkvfk4AV1qMQ29
🚇Nearest Station: (Osaka Metro) Dobutsuen-mae Sta., Tennoji Sta., Ebisucho Sta., (Kintetsu) Osaka Abenobashi Sta.

Why we recommend: Because Japanese gardens are a big part of Japanese culture and tradition, and Keitakuen garden is one of the important ones in Osaka that should be visited at least once. Take a walk inside the garden and observe how the plants and stones are perfectly placed with their very own special purpose.

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HEP FIVE
Ferris Wheel

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

HEP FIVE is a giant Ferris wheel located in a complex facility where you can find different kinds of shops such as restaurants and clothing stores etc.

It is one of the iconic landmarks of the Umeda area where you can enjoy a 15 minutes ride up in the sky while overlooking the beautiful sights of Osaka.

💴Original Fee: 600¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.hepfive.jp/en
📍Map: https://g.page/five_hep?share
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Umeda Station or Higashi-Umeda Station
(Hankyu/Hanshin Line) Osaka Umeda Station

Why we recommend: Because this can be a fun and exciting way for enjoying Osaka from up high. It is a fun experience for a day or a night out with friends, a romantic experience for dates, and a therapeutic experience if you are traveling alone (unless you have a fear of heights).

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大阪城 西の丸庭園 
Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden  

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Nishinomaru Garden is a historical park surrounding Osaka Castle, which was built in 1583. There, you can find important cultural properties and also over 300 cherry blossom trees! Imagine how lovely it would be to have a picnic here in the Spring!

💴Original Fee: 200¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.osakacastlepark.jp/?lang=en
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/UFt32FZpXnGJcbdo6
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Tanimachi 4-chome Station, Morinomiya Station, Temmabashi Station
(Keihan Line) Temmabashi Station

Why we recommend: Walking around a beautiful garden will ease your nerves for the date. Plus, there are many things to see so there’ll be many things to talk about! Also, having a picnic date is always a good idea!

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国立国際美術館
National Museum of Art

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

This art museum focuses on contemporary art and collects and displays art work by domestic and foreign artists. The cool exterior design is inspired by the vitality of bamboo. Come and learn about the attractiveness, development, and growth of contemporary art!

💴Original Fee: 430¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Free entrance only applies to the collection exhibit.

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.nmao.go.jp/en/
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GMKQszXBCdVA4vgW6
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Higobashi Station
(Keihan Line) Watanabebashi Station

Why we recommend: Art museums are also good for natural conversations. Stand in front of a picture and ask the other person what the art work speaks to them. You might be surprised!

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さきしまコスモタワー展望台
Sakishima Cosmo Tower Observation Deck

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Inside Sakishima Cosmo Tower Observation Deck, you will find a 360 degree rotating observation space with a 252 meters height off the the ground. This observation deck offers a panoramic view of Osaka bay, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport and more. The nightscape is extra beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

💴Original Fee: 800¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE

ℹ️Official Website: http://sakishima-observatory.com/wp/wp-content/themes/sakishimaobs/img/common/pdf/leaf.pdf
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FxdqmBH5Uzvk7nTR7
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Trade Center-Mae Station

Why we recommend: Get a beautiful night view of another side of Osaka a bit further from the busy city center!


🎨🧪
For Families

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大阪市立科学館
Osaka Science Museum

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

This science museum focuses on space and energy. Various science shows and experiments can be enjoyed here with professional staffs explaining cool scientific phenomena. Not only that, but this museum has the world’s largest dome-shaped screen, and a planetarium that showcases real stars up close as well as a stunning sky projection.

💴Original Fee: 400¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Free entrance for exhibition room only. Planetarium requires 600¥

ℹ️Official Website: https://trans-sci-museum-jp.j-server.com/LUCSCIM/ns/tl.cgi/https://www.sci-museum.jp/?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XCHARSET=utf-8&XJSID=0
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QjFo2rQkjyPzWTqGA
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Higobashi Station
(Keihan Line) Watanabebashi Station
(Hanshin Line)Fukushima Station

Why we recommend: A science museum is always a fun choice for families. Watching and doing cool experiments will bring out natural flows of activities, and planetariums can be quite exciting too! Bring out the inner child in you!

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大阪歴史博物館
Osaka Museum of History

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

This museum is a modern 13-floor building with exhibition floors categorized by the historical periods. Each exhibition is provided with detailed explanation of the history of Osaka using dioramas, and pictures, etc. For archeology fans, ancient ruins kept in their excavated state is a must see.

Also, the stunning scenery of Osaka Castle can be overlooked from the 10th floor!

💴Original Fee: 600¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Free admission applies only to the regular exhibits.

ℹ️Official Website: http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/index.html
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xzb6wDMDEXBQXmYz6
🚇Nearest Station: (Osaka Metro Line) Tanimachi 4-chome Station

Why we recommend: Taking a break from strolling around the modern city of Osaka and changing up the scenery a bit to be taken back in time can be a good and fun way to change up the day. Plus, it would be fun to learn some history!

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大阪水上バス アクアライナー
Osaka Suijyo Bus Aqua-Liner

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

This is a sightseeing aqua-bus that sails along Okawa River and runs through downtown Osaka. While on board, you can see Nakanoshima Park, Sakuranomiya Park, and Osaka Castle.

*Check the reservation regulations and the openings/closing time thoroughly to avoid wasting time. There are certain times of the year where reservations are not available or certain amount of people are needed for reservations.

💴Original Fee: 1,600¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Available only for the Osaka Castle/Nakanoshima round-trip course and only from Osaka Castle Pier.

ℹ️Official Website: https://suijo-bus.osaka/english/aqualiner/
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RwoZvPdBFN7nZahh9
🚇Nearest Station to Osaka Castle Pier:
(Osaka Metro Line) Osaka Business Park Station, Kyobashi Station
(Keihan Line) Kyobashi Station

Why we recommend: This is a fun and unique way to tour Osaka during the day from new perspectives! Floating along the river is always a fun and refreshing time!

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大阪城天守閣
Osaka Castle Museum 

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 as the base for national unification. Inside the castle, visitors can enjoy many attractions such as the magnificent stone wall embedded with gigantic stones etc.

💴Original Fee: 600¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.osakacastle.net/english/
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NwLKLNC3ux9G64M5A
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Tanimachi 4-chome Station, Morinomiya Station, Osaka Business Park Station, Temmabashi Station
(Keihan Line) Temmabashi Station

Why we recommend: Osaka Castle is one of Osaka’s landmarks and is a must-visit destination when visiting Osaka. There are many things to enjoy both in and outside of the castle!


🎭😂
For Friends

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梅田スカイビル 空中庭園展望台
Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

“Umeda Sky Building” is a futuristic skyscraper consolidating two buildings standing high in the middle of the northern area of Osaka. It is also called the Arc de Triomphe of Naniwa. On the top floor of this building, is one of Japan’s leading 360 degrees observation deck with a view that expands towards the sky. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful sunset which is selected as one of the “100 Best Sunsets in Japan” as well as the gorgeous “1 million dollar night view”.

On the 40th floor, there is a café and some resting space where visitors can relax while enjoying the scenery. And on the 39th floor there are shops with plenty of Osaka souvenirs.

💴Original Fee: 1,500¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Free entrance until 6:00 PM

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.skybldg.co.jp/en/observatory/
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xhbM9GDe9P5uxMSG6
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro Line) Umeda Station
(Hankyu/Hanshin Line) Osaka Umeda Station

Why we recommend: Because you can shoot two birds with one stone; experience Japan’s futuristic aspect while overlooking the exquisite views of Osaka from up high. Also, it’s a great spot for Instagram photos!!

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とんぼりリバークルーズ
Tombori River Cruise

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Enjoy a 20 minutes cruise with a cheerful guide crew between Nippon-bashi Bridge and Minatomachi River Place. The landscape of Dotonbori looks quite different from the cruise and the nighttime tour

With cheerful guidance by a guide crew, you will enjoy a cruise of about 20 minutes between Nippon-bashi Bridge and Minatomachi River Place. The usual landscape of Dotonbori looks quite different from on board. Nighttime tour when the city is sparkling with neon signs is also recommended.

💴Original Fee: 1,000¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️Phone reservations are not available so it is recommended to go during the day since the evening seats sell out quickly.

ℹ️Official Website: http://www.ipponmatsu.co.jp/cruise/tombori.html (Only in Japanese)
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xYecHuEdL4spLitX7
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro/Nankai Line) Namba Station
(Hanshin/Kintetsu Line) Osaka Namba Station

Why we recommend: There is no better way to fully view the vibrant center and neon lights of the famous Dotonbori area!

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道頓堀ZAZA
Dotombori ZAZA

OSAKA AMAZING PASS LINK

Dotonbori ZAZA consists of two live entertainment spaces; ‘HOUSE’ and ‘POCKETS’. ‘HOUSE’ (maximum 150 seats) provides various entertainment such as theatre, and live music etc. ‘POCKETS’ (maximum 80 seats) holds a live comedy titled `ZAZA Comedy Live` five times a day during the day time. The performances are done my young artists centered on stage dialogue. At night you can also enjoy live comedy by daring young performers too.

💴Original Fee: 600¥
🤩With Osaka Amazing Pass: FREE
⚠️ Available only in Japanese.

ℹ️Official Website: https://www.vitalartbox.com/zaza/live/ (Only in Japanese)
📍Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ouvkHWeKSUhAozpW8
🚇Nearest Station:
(Osaka Metro/Nankai Line) Namba Station
(Hanshin/Kintetsu Line) Osaka Namba Station

Why we recommend: Osaka is known to be the birthplace of many famous comedians in Japan so what better way to experience Osaka’s Comedy culture? Even if you don’t understand Japanese, it would be funny to sit in the middle of the audience with your friends wondering why everyone’s laughing.


⚠️PLEASE CHECK AGAIN⚠️

🚨PLEASE CHECK THE FACILITY’S WEBSITE TO SEE IF IT IS OPEN ON THE DAY OF YOUR PLANNED TRIP.
🚨THE OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS MAY BE DIFFERENT DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION.
🚨CHECK THE AREA CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR USAGE INSIDE THE OSAKA AREA.
🚨PRICES OF FACILITIES MIGHT CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE FACILITY’S WEBSITE.


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Useful Links

Osaka Amazing Pass Official Website

📖 Usage Guide

🆓 Facilities Offering Free Entrance (With Pass)

🎉 Facilities Offering Discounts and Benefits (With Pass)

🎈 Shops Offering Great Deals (With Pass)

📍 Areas Covered By Pass


We hope you have the best time in Osaka !!


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