Osaka City 大阪市

The City of Osaka official website

A guide for living OSAKA



Osaka City has many private railway networks, including JR.
Train types include local; and according to how many stations each type of trains stops, semi-express, rapid-service, express and limited express. Various discount services are also offered, including tickets common to private railway companies.

Area map (Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau website)


JR is the largest railway network in Japan. It covers most parts of the country. West Japan Railway Company (JR West) operates lines in Osaka City, such as the Osaka Loop Line and the JR Tozai Line.

JR West Website

Other private railways

Many private railway lines, including the Osaka Metro, Hankyu, Hanshin, Keihan, Kintetsu and Nankai lines, run in Osaka City.

Osaka Metro website

Kintetsu Corporation website

Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Website

Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Website

Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd. Website

Hankyu Corporation website

Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Website

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Vacant taxis display a red light "空車" (kusha, meaning vacant) on the lower right-hand side of the windshield. Vacant taxis running in the city can be hailed by raising your hand from the side of the street. Avoid hailing taxis at intersections.
If there is a taxi stand, line up for a taxi there.
You can call a taxi company to request to be picked up where you want.
Generally, it is not customary to tip drivers.

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Access to Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport website

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