"Getting to Osaka city areas from Rinku Town" Izumi-Sano Transportation Tip by suhadis
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There are 2 train companies serving from Rinku town train station. JR and Nankai
I prefer getting to Osaka city areas (Namba and Umeda) from Rinku Town via the Nankai Line.
This is because it can cost about the same as JR's prices, but you can get there considerably faster.
On the NANKAI train network:
Just get on any of the trains (except Rapit). If you hopped on the LOCAL train (means it stops at every station), hop on it anyway, then on the next stop, Izumisano, you can transfer to a more "express" option there for example, the SUB-EXPRESS or LIMITED EXPRESS SOUTHERN heading for Namba. On the LIMITED EXPRESS go to the Unreserved cabins so you dont have to pay anything extra. Japan's trains sounds complicated but after a day or 2 you'll be used to it! :)
Also NANKAI's Namba train station is much nearer to where the all the action is, as compared to JR's Namba station.
AT RINKU TOWN STATION TAKE NOTE!:
The NANKAI and JR stations shares the same platform but on different sides, so take note to not take the wrong train! :)
Also if you need to get to north part of Osaka's bustling side, Umeda, you can still take the subway, connecting from Namba's Nankai station, which is much more consideraby faster than JR's route. JR's route takes a long winded outer circular way to the north.
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