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Travel from Osaka to Kurashiki

Cleveland, Ohio
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Travel from Osaka to Kurashiki

We will be travelling from Osaka to Kurashiki in three weeks. What would be the most efficient mode of travel? If by train, what are our options? Which line to take? Should we book our tickets now. We will be staying around Shin Osaka area. Thanks in advance for your input.

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Kobe, Japan
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1. Re: Travel from Osaka to Kurashiki

Most efficient would be shinkansen to Okayama, then local train to Kurashiki.

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2. Re: Travel from Osaka to Kurashiki

Learn to use Hyperdia for your benefit: http://www.hyperdia.com

There is no need to buy tickets in advance. However, depending on the rest of your itinerary, some sort of pass could save you money. For example, if you are going Osaka-Kurashiki roundtrip within 5 days, the Kansai Wide Area Pass is a no-brainer:


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3. Re: Travel from Osaka to Kurashiki

And if you are going to Kurashiki by Shinkansen you have to go via Okayama anyway. So you should see the Korakuen in Okayama, one of the three famous large gardens in Japan. You won't be sorry.

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