Shinkansen at Shin-Osaka station
Osaka/North is in Osaka.
Northern Osaka covers the wards of Higashiyodogawa-ku (東淀川区), Nishiyodogawa-ku (西淀川区), and Yodogawa-ku (淀川区).
The main train station in this area is Shin-Osaka Station.
The fastest trains between Kansai Int'l Airport and Shin-Osaka station are "Ltd.Express Haruka" which operates by JR West. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes at a cost of ¥2490: ¥1320 regular fare + ¥1150 limited express fare.
- Osaka municipal indoor pool - Yodogawa (大阪市立淀川屋内プール), 2-3-1 Juso-Higaqshi Yodogawa-ku (6 minutes walk from Hankyu Juso station east exit). Open hours AM9-PM9:30(PM7:30 Sat,San). Heated swimming pool & Exercise room. Admission: ¥700 pool, ¥600 training, ¥1000 pool & training. edit
- Shin-Osaka Youth Hostel, (A block from the east exit of Shin-Osaka Station). A clean, modern, and friendly youth hostel. ¥3300. edit
- Chisun Hotel Shin-Osaka, 6-2-19 Nishi-Nakajima Yodogawa-ku (10mintes walk from Shin-Osaka station - walk towards the Washington Plaza hotel and cross under the 423 highway), ☎ +81 (0)6-6302-5571 (fax: +81 (0)6-6305-0083), . Small, clean rooms and a bit of a hike to the bullet train station, but unbeatable for the price. Some staff speak English. Some rates include buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant (¥1100 separately). Family Mart and Lawson convenience stores are a half-block away, while a 7-Eleven with international ATM access is located on the way from Shin-Osaka station. Web site lists singles starting from ¥8300, though cheaper rates might be found when searching for availability. edit
- Business Hotel OK, 1-10-11 Jusohigashi Yodogawa-ku (5 mintes walk from Umeda ( Osaka ) station or Shin-Osaka station.), ☎ +81 (0)6-6305-5021. Rooms from ¥4500 single, ¥5000 dobule. edit
- Hotel Laforet Shin-Osaka, 1-2-70 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku (1 minte walk from Shin-Osaka Sta.), ☎ +81 (0)6-6350-4444, . edit
- New Osaka Hotel, 5-14-10 Nishinakajima Yodogawa (3 minutes walk from Shin-Osaka Station), ☎ +81 (0)6-6305-2345, . Rooms from ¥8085 single,¥16170 twin/double. edit
- Osaka Visitors Information Center - Shin-Osaka, 3F JR Shin-Osaka Sta. 5-16-1 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku (inside JR Shin-Osaka Station), ☎ +81 (0)6-6305〜3311. 9AM-6PM, Open: all year round, excluding 12/31～1/3. edit