Osaka Travel: Japan’s Bullet Train & Hotels Near Shin-Osaka Station

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.

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Shopping & things to do near Shin-Osaka Station

Yodogawa Park: rent a bicycle and get some fresh air along the Yodo River. Luggage storage lockers are available at the train station.

Eki Marche Shin-Osaka and arde!Shin-Osaka: grab some food and souvenirs in these adjoining shopping centers located just off the train platforms.

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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.

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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.

Bar 19: watch the sunset while enjoying a drink on the top floor of Courtyard by Marriott Shin-Osaka, just a 3-minute walk north of Shin-Osaka Station.

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.

Shinkansen Lines

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

JR Lines

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

Osaka Metro

Midosuji Subway Line: connects to Namba, Shinsaibashi and Tennoji in Osaka

Check In to a hotel or hostel near Shin-Osaka Station

Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka

Shin Osaka Station Hotel

Shin Osaka Station Hotel Annex

Step Out to Yodogawa Park