Passengers can board Japan’s world-famous bullet train at Shin-Osaka Station, making it a great home base for day-trippers wanting to explore Osaka and other popular tourists destinations, like Kyoto and Hiroshima. Shin-Osaka Station isn’t surrounded by historic landmarks and attractions, but it’s a busy enough area to find things to do between day trips.
Shopping & things to do near Shin-Osaka Station
Best places to eat at Shin-Osaka Station
Enjoy a sit-down meal on a budget at the station, or venture to Nishinakajimaminamikata Station, one stop away, to explore local restaurants in Yodogawa.
Kyochabana Shin-Osaka: scarf down some okonomiyaki on the second floor of the Shin-Osaka Hankyu Building, just north of the main terminal.
Yanaken Boo: enjoy a sit-down meal of Japanese cuisine on the third floor of the Shin-Osaka Hankyu Building.
Ramen Uroko: take the Midosuji Line to Nishinakajimaminamikata Station to sample authentic ramen from this popular specialty restaurant.
Bars and lounges near Shin-Osaka Station
Jim Beam Bar Shin-Osaka: sip on a signature Jim Beam cocktail while snacking on American cuisine in Eki Marche Shin-Osaka.
Transportation at Shin-Osaka Station
Most travelers arrive at Shin-Osaka Station via a Shinkansen bullet train, and while the four-story layout is pretty straightforward, first-time travelers might benefit from separating train lines by destination.
Tokaido: connects to Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto in the east
Kyushu: connects to Hiroshima and Hakata in the west
Sanyo: connects to Fukuoka, Hiroshima and Okayama in the far west
Haruka Limited Express: connects to Kansai International Airport
Kuroshio and Super Hakuto Limited Express: connects to Kyoto
Thunderbird Limited Express: operated different lines to Kobe, Fukuchiyama and Kyoto
Midosuji Subway Line: connects to Namba, Shinsaibashi and Tennoji in Osaka
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Step Out to Yodogawa Park