For the traveling in Japan, Japan Rail pass is the one of the best deal pass.
If you come to Osaka, Kyoto or Nara is not the worth to use it ,because the cities is really close to Osaka.
This is the good deal in Osaka and Kansai area
KANSAI THRU PASS
3 straight days ticket 5,000 yen, 2 choosing days ticket 3,800 yen
All Kansai area is covered except JR line. some of the facilities have discount.
OSAKA UNLIMITED PASS
One day for 2,000 yen all Osaka area except JR line.
Osaka castle(600 yen), Ferris wheels in Umeda(500 yen)
Some facilities have discount.
ENJOY ECO CARD
Week day for 800 yen, Weekend and National holidays are 600 yen.
Osaka Municipal Subway, New Tram, City Bus are available.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka have a half price discount.(210 yen)
This ticket includes:
– Unlimited ride on the Kintetsu Railway and Iga Railway – vaild for 5 days
– 3 vouchers for Kintetsu limited express
Kanku Chikatoku Kippu
Convenient and good value for your trip between Kansai Airport and Osaka city!
These are price of one way ticket and the time from HOSTEL 64 Osaka
・Kyoto(Hankyu Kawaramachi) 620 yen (70 min)
・Nara(Kintetsu) 740 yen (50 min)
・Koyasan(Nankai) 1,430 yen(2 hours)
・Kobe(Hanshin) 490 yen (50 min)
・Himeji(Hanshin and Sanyo) Castle is under restoration 1,430 yen (2 hours)
・Kansai International airport(Nankai)1,090 yen (70 min)
Once you buy the pass, you don’t need to look for the coins to the vending machine!