Konnichiwa kawaii travellers! This is Ashley and now I’m in Osaka staying with my family. Perfect timing for those who were asking about “how to travel between Tokyo and Osaka”. I’m not a picky traveler at all, I’ve tried different kinds of transportation while going around Japan -local trains, express trains, bullet trains, buses, night buses, ferries, airplanes, etc. In this post, you’ll not only know how to travel between Tokyo and Osaka but you’ll learn how to get from point A to point B in Japan.
(But first, here’s a photo of me in a local train station in Hyogo prefecture)
Question: “I’m on a tight budget. What’s the cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Osaka? “
There are actually a hundred ways to do this! I’m going to tell you how I did it..
1. Day Bus – I usually use WILLER EXPRESS to reserve tickets because they offer English language in their website which is very convenient for kawaii travellers like us. Most of the time I travel from Shinjuku to Umeda. Or Kawasaki to Umeda. Just pick the cheapest result. Umeda by the way, is Central Osaka. It’s in Osaka, I repeat. Haha! The day bus I’ve tried from Kawasaki was scheduled to leave from 9:30am with the arrival time of 5:00pm in Umeda, if I remember correctly. You’ll receive a trip reminder from WILLER EXPRESS an hour before your trip. Be careful and be on time! Sometimes, WILLER EXPRESS bus stops are not close to the main station.
2. Night Bus. Enter your point of origin and destination, departure date, number of passengers (for female, they have designated places for you in case you don’t want to be seated next to a guy) and click search.