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Tourist Information in Osaka

Osaka Visitors Information Center Umeda

The main tourist office, with English information, pamphlets and maps, on the 1st floor of the central north concourse of JR Osaka Station.
Tourist Information in Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen Ryokan Service Centre

At this office operated by the local ryokan association, staff will gladly help you find a place to stay and make bookings, as well as provide town maps. They also rent bicycles for ¥400 for two hours or ¥800 per da…
Tourist Information in Kōbe

Kōbe Information

The city's main tourist information office is on the ground floor outside of JR Sannomiya Station's east gate. There's a smaller information counter on the 2nd floor of Shin-Kōbe Station, outside the main shinkansen…
Tourist Information in Kōya-san

Kōya-san Shukubō Association

In the centre of town in front of the Senjūin-bashi bus stop (千手院橋バス停), Kōya-san's well-equipped tourist information centre stocks maps and brochures, and English speakers are usually on hand. It also makes shukubō …
Tourist Information in Nara

Nara Visitor Center & Inn

This visitor centre on the southern side of Sarusawa Pond also serves as a gathering place for a daily roster of cultural experiences and happenings: origami, calligraphy, performances and more, many of them free. T…
Tourist Information in Ise-Shima

Ise Tourist Information Centre

Across the street from Gekū (about 10 minutes' walk from Ise-shi Station). Has the useful Map of Ise and staff can answer questions and help you find accommodation. There are smaller information offices in both Ise-…
Tourist Information in Hikone

Tourist Information Office

The tourist information office is located near the bottom of the steps by Hikone Station's west exit. Pick up the excellent Street Map & Guide to Hikone and A Journey to Hikone, which has good detail on the cast…
Tourist Information in Nagahama

Tourist Information Office

Located inside JR Nagahama Station, to the right as you exit the ticket gate. Not much English is spoken at this tourist information office, but you can ask for maps and restaurant guides, and it serves as the stati…
Tourist Information in Nara

JR Nara Station Information Centre

Located in the old Nara Station building just outside the east exit of JR Nara Station. This is the city's main tourist information centre and English speakers are usually on hand. You can store luggage here (¥600 p…
Tourist Information in Himeji

Himeji Tourist Information Office

Pick up the Places of Interest Downtown Himeji map or Himeji Tourist Guide & Map. You can also book volunteer guides here or borrow bicycles for free – first come, first served.