Ferry in Kōbe

Kōbe-Kansai Airport Bay Shuttle

High-speed boat that connects Kansai International Airport and Kōbe Airport (adult/child ¥1850/930, 30 minutes, approximately hourly). Purchase a ticket in the arrivals hall, then get the shuttle bus for the pier; a…
Bicycle Rental in Asuka

Asuka Rent-a-Cycle

Rents single-speed bicycles in adult and child sizes (helmet rental is included for children). There are several stations around Asuka, including one at Kashihara-jingū-mae Station, where you can return your bike if…
Ferry in Osaka

Japan China International Ferry

Departs on alternating Tuesdays from Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal or Kōbe Port Terminal for Shanghai (one-way 2nd-class fares from ¥20,000, approximately 48 hours). In Chinese, the ferry is known as Xin J…
Ferry in Osaka

Panstar Ferry

Departs from Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal for Busan (one-way 2nd-class fares from ¥13,000, 19 hours) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As there's no English on the website, it's helpful to book through a t…
Ferry in Kōbe

Orange Ferry

Ferries from Kōbe Rokko Port for Niihama East Port (in Ehime on Shikoku; ¥6800, seven hours), depart around 1am (Tuesday to Saturday) and arrive the following morning. reservations can be made online in Japanese; ot…
Ferry in Kōbe

Hankyū Ferry

Daily departures from Kōbe Rokko Port for Shinmoji Port (in Kita-Kyūshū; ¥6680, 12½ hours), departing at 6.30pm (Sunday to Thursday) or 8pm (Friday and Saturday) and arriving the following morning. Reservations can …
Ferry in Kōbe

Ferry Sunflower

Daily departures from Kōbe Rokko Port for Oita (in Kyūshū; ¥11,820, 11½ hours), departing at 7pm (Sunday to Thursday) or 7.50pm (Friday and Saturday) and arriving the following morning. Reservations can be made onli…
Bus Station in Osaka

JR Osaka Station Highway Bus Terminal

Slightly pricey but convenient, JR West Highway Bus coaches depart from the JR Osaka Station Highway Bus Terminal, outside the station's north-central concourse. Book online five days prior to travel for better rate…
Bicycle Rental in Kōbe

Kobelin

The city's bicycle-share scheme has ports all over town (look for the red bikes), though it's a little tricky to use: follow the instructions online and register in advance with a credit card.
Information in Nara

Kintetsu Nara Bus Information Centre

Inside Nara Line House, across the street from Kintetsu Nara Station. Get schedules and route maps, and purchase bus passes and tickets for highway buses and the airport limousine.