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Places to go using Kansai Area Pass
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Places to go using Kansai Area Pass 

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Places to go using Kansai Area Pass

Kyoto
1. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Kyoto main station
2. From Kyoto Station to Sagaarashiyama Station.
3. Walk from the station around 10 – 15 minutes to reach the destination.


Kyoto
2. Fushimi Inari Shrine

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Kyoto main station
2. From Kyoto main station to Inari station
3. Walk estimated 1 minute to reach the destination
Hours & Fees
Hours : Open Daily, no closing days
Fees : FREE


Nara
1. Nara Deer Park

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Nara Station
2. From Nara Station walk to the park around 20 minutes
3. Other option, from the Nara station take city bus


Nara
2. Todaiji Temple

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Nara Station
2. From Nara Station walk to the park around 45 minutes
3. Other option, from the Nara station take city bus
Hours & Fees
Hours :
7:30 to 17:30 (April to October)
8:00 to 17:00 (November to March)
Fees : 600 yen


Kobe
1. Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Sannomiya (JR) Station
2. From Sannomiya station, just walk 5 minutes to reach the destination
Hours & Fees
Shops operating hours :
10 am – 7 pm (Depends on shop)
Restaurant operating hours :
11:30 am – 9 pm. Some close between 3 pm and 5 pm (depends on restaurant)


Himeji
1. Himeji Castle

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

From Osaka Station to Himeji Station
From Himeji station, walk around 15-20 mins to the destination
Another option, if you’re a kansai area pass holder, you can rent a bicycle and cycle around the area. The most important thing is, it is free
Hours & Fees
Hours :
9:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 from late April through August)
Admission ends one hour before closing
Fees :
1000 yen (castle only)
1050 yen (castle and nearby Kokoen Garden)


Himeji
2. Kokoen Garden

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Himeji Station
2. From Himeji station, walk around 15-20 mins to the destination
3. Another option, if you’re a kansai area pass holder, you can rent a bicycle and cycle around the area. The most important thing is, it is free
Hours & Fees
Hours :
9:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from September to mid April)
Admission closes 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed : December 29 and 30
Admission :
310 yen (garden only)
1050 yen (garden and Himeji Castle)


Ski Resort
1. Hakodateyama Ski Resort

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Kyoto Station
2. From Kyoto Station to Omiimazu Station
3. From there, take local bus 230 yen to the ski resort (20 minutes journey)
Hours & Fees : https://www.hakodateyama.com/


Ski Resort
2. Mt Rokko Snow Park

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

Hours and Fee : https://www.rokkosan.com/en/


Ski Resort
3. Biwako Valley ski resort

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Kyoto Station
2. From Kyoto Station to Yamashina Station
3. From Yamashina station to Shiga Station
4. From Shiga station, use local bus (Ewaka Kotsu) to the destination (10 minutes journey)
Hours and Fees : http://www.biwako-valley.com/


Theme Park
1. Universal Studio Japan

How to go there (Depart from Osaka Station) :

1. From Osaka Station to Nishikujo Station
2. From Nishikujo Station to Universal City Station
3. From Universal City Station, walk around 5 minutes to the destination

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