Meet the Osaka Amazing Pass: How to Book Online, Price, & Usage

Meet the Osaka Amazing Pass: How to Book Online, Price, & Usage

Budgeting for your Japan itinerary? Check out how much an Osaka Amazing Pass costs here.

The Rundown

  • Want to experience the best of Osaka, which is known to be the foodies’ paradise? Go and buy the Osaka Amazing Pass, which is a popular 2-in-1 tourist card in Japan.

  • With this budget-friendly card, you’ll get automatic entrance to attractions like the Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Castle, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Osaka, Redhorse Osaka Wheel (Ferris Wheel), and more.

  • If you’ll buy an Osaka Amazing Pass, you will also get unlimited bus, train, and tram rides for a set period of time so you can easily hop from one Osaka attraction to another!

  • If you’re from the Philippines, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, you can also book the option to have your Osaka Amazing Pass delivered to your home or local address! Check out the details here.

  • To save more on transportation costs, you may also want to purchase an ICOCA IC Card here.

  • This feature is part of our BEYOND ManilaxSeoul series, which provides tips and recommendations to travelers going beyond Manila and Seoul.

Also read: GUIDE: Tokyo Subway Tickets, Fares, & Schedule

Introducing the Osaka Amazing Pass

All about fun, convenience, and great experiences. The Osaka Amazing Pass is a must-have for any Japan-bound traveler. Screengrab from  Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

All about fun, convenience, and great experiences. The Osaka Amazing Pass is a must-have for any Japan-bound traveler. Screengrab from Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Known for its vibrant dining scene, shopping locations, and iconic cultural sites, Osaka in Japan is a dream destination for many travelers all over the world. If you’ll be flying to this gourmand’s paradise soon, there’s no better recommendation than to get the Osaka Amazing Pass, which is a tourist card that grants its users automatic entrance to the top attractions in the area and an unlimited use of the train, bus, and tram networks in Osaka. This is perfect if you want to save money on sightseeing and your commute.

In the next sections of this guide you will find the full benefits of having this handy pass for Osaka, but first let’s look at the the types of Osaka Amazing Pass that are available online:

1-Day Osaka Amazing Pass (For Pick-up at Osaka)

  • PRICE: around ₱1,343 or $26.5

  • VALIDITY: 1 calendar day, not 24 hours. (For example, if you plan to use your 1-day Osaka Amazing Pass on a Monday at 11am, the card will be valid until Monday end-of-day and not until Tuesday, 11am.)

  • PICK-UP LOCATIONS: Kansai International Airport (KIX) Terminal 1 or Edion Namba Tourist Information Center

  • NOTES: You can also have your 1-day Osaka Amazing Pass delivered to your address in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Allow 3-5 business days for this option.

2-Day Osaka Amazing Pass (For Pick-up at Osaka)

  • PRICE: around ₱1,791 or $35.4

  • VALIDITY: 2 calendar days, not 48 hours. (For example, if you plan to use your 2-day Osaka Amazing Pass on a Monday at 11am, the card will be valid until Tuesday end-of-day and not until Wednesday, 11am.)

  • PICK-UP LOCATIONS: Kansai International Airport (KIX) Terminal 1 or Edion Namba Tourist Information Center

  • NOTES: You can also have your 2-day Osaka Amazing Pass delivered to your address in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Allow 3-5 business days for this option.

If you’ll be coming from South Korea before flying in to Japan, you can also pick-up your Osaka Amazing Pass at Incheon International Airport by booking this option.

How to Use the Osaka Amazing Pass

Use this amazing tourist card to get a free ride on the Osaka Metro or an Osaka City Bus! Screengrab from  Klook

Use this amazing tourist card to get a free ride on the Osaka Metro or an Osaka City Bus! Screengrab from Klook

If you want to know how exactly you can maximize the Osaka Amazing Pass, here are some notes on using it at the Osaka Metro, city bus network, and partner attractions:

1. Osaka Amazing Pass for Trains

Suppose you’re already in Osaka and know the first attraction that you want to visit. You can easily get to the place by riding a train (Osaka Metro) or a city bus. The card can be used from the first train service for the day up to the last train. When you’re already at the station, simply insert the pass at the gate to enter. The first few seconds of the Youtube video below will show you how it works, in case you want to see a demonstration:

The Osaka Amazing Pass covers the following routes of the metro, as shown in the map below: Midosuji line (M), Chuo Line (C), Tanimachi Line (T), Sakaisuji Line (K), and others.

Make your way to various attractions via the Osaka Amazing Pass! Image credit:  Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Make your way to various attractions via the Osaka Amazing Pass! Image credit: Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

You can refer to the official website here to see the routes covered by the 1-day and 2-day Osaka Amazing Passes.

2. Osaka Amazing Pass Partner Attractions

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel. Image credit:  hans-johnson  |  CC BY-ND 2.0

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel. Image credit: hans-johnson | CC BY-ND 2.0

With more than 40 attractions to choose from, you’ll definitely get to enjoy your use of the Osaka Amazing Pass. Here are some noteworthy spots to visit:

To view the full list and know the status updates of the Osaka Amazing Pass partner attractions, click below to go to the official website:


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Osaka Amazing Pass: Reviews

The Osaka Amazing Pass for Osaka pick-up currently has a spectacular 4.8/5 rating and has been booked more than 600,000 times! We’ve read one customer saying that out of all their purchases from Klook, the Osaka Amazing Pass is the most worth-it! If you’re still thinking about buying one, browse through the customers reviews — there’s 20,000+ of them!

If you’re unfamiliar with using Klook, which is the leading booking platform for in-destination tours and travel essentials, here how you can use it to buy your Osaka Amazing Pass:

  1. Sign up for an account here.

  2. Go to the Osaka Amazing Pass booking page. Here’s the link.

  3. Select your pick-up date, booking option, and quantity. The Osaka Amazing Pass selling price will vary depending on selection.

  4. Proceed to check-out and pay with card (credit, debit, and prepaid) or cash via DragonPay, if you’re from the Philippines.

  5. Wait for your confirmation and your Osaka Amazing Pass voucher.

Other Things to Note When Using the Osaka Amazing Pass

Aside from automatic entry to attractions and free transportation rides, you’ll also get some discounts to the pass’s partner establishments. To learn more about this perk, visit this page.


TIPS!

  • After booking, you can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to claim your Osaka Amazing Pass at the airport counter.

  • The date to select during booking is the date you estimate to redeem your voucher for your pass. You may exchange your voucher for the pass on any date from the date specified before March 31, 2020. There is no need to inform Klook prior to redemption.

  • For Osaka Pick Up, Klook recommends that you proceed to the EDION NAMBA Tourist Information Center to redeem your ticket at the Information Center in Japan Holiday.

  • Osaka Amazing Passes cannot be changed or upgraded once the online booking is confirmed.


That’s all, folks!

Enjoy your trip with your Osaka Amazing Passes! Oh, and don’t forget to like ManilaxSeoul on Facebook and Instagram for more Japan trip tips as well as travel guides for Seoul, Manila, and beyond!

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