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Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Singapore, Singapore
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Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Departing from Tokyo to Osaka, would you recommend taking Shinkansen or domestic flight?

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1. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Central city to central city = Shinkansen is the way to go.

Kobe, Japan
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2. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Give us more information. Which airport in Tokyo? Where do you want to go in Osaka? Will you be in Tokyo for a few days first or are you trying to go to Osaka as you soon as you arrive in Tokyo?

Singapore, Singapore
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3. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Tokyo 1st to 5th Oct. Leaving to Osaka on 5th Oct till 10th Oct. If taking flight plan to depart from Haneda.

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Shinkansen - It's one of the great travel experiences you can have. A chance to see Fuji just outside Tokyo as well (depending on whether the weather is clear or not)

Kobe, Japan
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5. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Shinkansen is most convenient. Domestic flights can be cheaper, especially if you use a low cost carrier (LCC), but not as convenient. Cheapest is overnight sleeper bus, as the ticket is cheap, plus you don't have to pay for a hotel that night.

Singapore, Singapore
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6. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Thank you all for the tips.

Singapore
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7. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

Just a thought....

If your departure flight back to Sg is from Haneda, why not stay in Osaka for the 1st 5 days and spend the last 5 in Tokyo ? This way for your return home trip you wouldn't have to make such a long way back to Haneda from Osaka - which means that you wud hv to check out frm your Osaka hotel quite early to make up for the traveling time and also the checking-in at the Haneda airport ?

From Central Tokyo area to Haneda, by train, is only abt 45 mins or less. You can then maximise your last day stay in Tokyo and not have to rush so much to catch the return flight home.

Edited: 07 June 2018, 23:52
Singapore, Singapore
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8. Re: Shinkansen or Domestic Flight to Osaka

I will be returning back to SG from Osaka.

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