Public transportation in Osaka? 大阪の公共交通機関

  • Published on : 26/08/2020
  • by : J.R.
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Visiting Osaka: how does the public transportation work?

Subway, train, bus... As in all major Japanese cities, public transport in Osaka is abundant and very efficient. A short guide to finding your way around in the capital of Kansai, Osaka.

The city of Osaka is organized vertically, the north-south lines are very important: in addition to the Midosuji line, the Yotsubashi (blue) and Tanimachi (purple) lines are very busy.

The metro and its pricing work the same way as in Tokyo, that is to say, that the fare is not fixed as in many Western countries where you buy a single ticket, but varies according to the distance traveled. The minimum fare is 180 yen ($1.50/1.25€). You can plan your journey upstream (which can also mix metro and train), in particular with Hyperdia (also available as an app), or Google Maps which now also includes prices.

It is possible to buy a ticket at the automatic terminals installed in each station, indicating the name of the destination station - don't forget to bring cash.

To get around more easily, you can also buy a prepaid rechargeable card, Pasmo, Suica, or PiTaPa. To use them, simply load money on them, via an automatic terminal (the same as for buying tickets).

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The Osaka Extended Subway Map

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