Use a Hankyu Tourist Pass for unlimited rail travel on Hankyu lines between Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. Enjoy convenient airport pick-up and the choice of 1-day or 2-day validity, for easier sightseeing in western Japan.
Sightseeing adventures in Osaka and beyond just got more convenient, thanks to the Hankyu Tourist Pass, offering freedom to explore at your leisure by train. With a choice of one-day or two-day passes covering the exciting cities Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, you get unlimited rail travel to really explore the region. Just hop on and off at stations whenever you wish to explore. It is a great value, hassle-free way to get around whether you aim to spend your time exploring only the bustling cities or venturing off the beaten path into the countryside. The extensive route network which radiates from Osaka Umeda station means the only worry you have is finding enough time to visit all the thrilling sights and landmarks dotted throughout the region. • Osaka You will arrive at Umeda which serves as a gateway to downtown Osaka and is itself a vibrant shopping district. From here you can plan to explore the city’s most compelling landmarks. A must-see for history lovers is the 16th century Osaka Castle or the even older Shitennoji Buddhist temple. There is a wealth of interesting, often quirky museums, and kids will love a visit to the Osaka Aquarium, Tennoji Zoo or the fun-filled Kid’s Plaza museum. Head to one of the parks to witness the awesome cherry blossom displays or indulge in the legendary dining and bar scene after dark. When it’s time to move on, simply head back to Umeda to catch a direct train to Kobe or Kyoto. • Kobe In just 30 minutes you will be arriving in one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. For lovers of the great outdoors, stop off first at Rokko Station en route to Mount Rokko, the area’s main hiking spot. Take a cable car up to the summit for epic panoramic views. After alighting at the city’s Kobe-Sannomiya station, you’ll see why Kobe is such a big hit with foreign visitors. It has an elegant port with waterfront promenades, eye-catching parks, a vibrant Chinatown and fashionable shopping areas moments away from the train station. • Kyoto There is nowhere quite like Kyoto for immersing in the true essence of Japanese culture. There are over 1,000 temples in Kyoto, expansive gardens blanketed in cherry blossoms and no visit is complete without the sheer wonder of strolling through the iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Make the most of a stay by jumping on a bike to cover more ground easily. Predominantly flat Kyoto is noted as one of Asia’s great bike-friendly cities. There are no express fares, seat fees or any other additional fares to pay. Once you get out of the city, scenic rail routes offer up some captivating countryside to view through large windows. The train interiors are smart and modern with ample luggage space and you can also make use of free in-train Wi-Fi throughout the Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe region.
1. Book now to receive a QR code e-voucher 2. Present your QR code e-voucher and your passport on any day within 365 days from your booking date to exchange for the Hankyu Tourist Pass at the Tourist Center in Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station 3. Pass validity after exchange: - If you exchange from January 1 to March 31, the pass is available for 1 day (or 2 days) until April 30 in the same year - If you exchange from April 1 to December 31, the pass is available for 1 day (or 2 days) until April 30 in the next year 4. With your Pass in hand, simply place it inside the automatic ticket readers at each station and you are good to go. There is even a handy route network map displaying all the stations printed on the ticket itself!