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Osaka-kyoto-tokyo trip info

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Osaka-kyoto-tokyo trip info

We are arriving at KIX mon afternoon going to St regis Osaka-

What is best and least costly way to get to Hotel?

From St Regis going to Kyoto we want to take the bullet train. What is the best way to get to the station from the hotel and from Kyoto station to Hyatt Kyoto?

From Kyoto going to Park Hyatt Tokyo. Want to take bullet train. What is the best way to get from the station to the hotel?

There are 3 people going . Do we need a train pass or individual tickets?

Thanks for any info!!

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1. Re: Osaka-kyoto-tokyo trip info

Limo bus is simplest and affordable from the airport. St Regis has detailed access info on their website.

From Osaka to Kyoto if you want to use the Shinkansen you'll have to first go to shin Osaka and change there.

From Kyoto station to the Hyatt they off a one time complimentary taxi with MK Taxi The Hyatt website has info and how to find the MK taxi stand.

From shinjuku to park Hyatt I would take a taxi though I believe the hotel offers a shuttle bus. They have info on their website.

Www.hyperdia.com for trains.

Doesn't seem a jr pass would pay off unless you have other travel you haven't listed.

If you have significant baggage you might consider using the excellent delivery system. Your hotels will assist.

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There is no direct limobus to St. Regis. If you want to take the bus, take it to OCAT and take a taxi. You can take the subway Midosuji Line from Namba to Honmachi but OCAT to Midosuji Line is about a 10 minute walk.

Another way is to take the Nankai Line train from KIX to Namba and taxi or subway to Honmachi. The St. Regis is directly connected to subway Honmachi Station (Exit 7.)

>>>>From St Regis going to Kyoto we want to take the bullet train. <<<

This is a total waste of money. Just take a regular JR Line from Osaka to Kyoto for 540 yen. It only takes 30 minutes. The Bullet Train, Shinkansen costs X5 as much and the ride is over in less than 15 minutes.

From Honmachi, take the Midosuji Line to Umeda and transfer to the JR Line at Osaka Station. JR Osaka and Umeda are connected.

When you go to the Park Hyatt, take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Shinagawa and transfer to the Yamanote Line to Shinjuku. Take a taxi or hotel shuttle from West Exit of Shinjuku Station.

Unless you're going to go back to Kyoto/Osaka from Tokyo within one week, the JR Pass won't pay off. If you buy the pass, you won't be able to take the Nozomi train. Take the Hikari instead.

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4. Re: Osaka-kyoto-tokyo trip info

Keep in mind that "best and least costly" don't usually belong in the same sentence.

Since you are staying at top rated properties such as St. Regis and Park Hyatt, I assume you can spare some budget for short taxi rides?

To St. Regis: I would advocate taking Nankai Line (1,390 Yen Rapit Airport Express) to Namba and then getting a taxi to St. Regis.

To Park Hyatt: Once you reach Shinjuku, I also suggest you take a taxi from the west side of the station. There is a taxi rank right outside.

Both rides should cost around 1,000 Yen.

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You'll find that the ticket machine flicks your Hikari ticket out again when you get to Tokyo. I figured out ta da! :-) that this could be used on the Yamanote line to your destination - saves buying a suburban ticket.

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

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