The Osaka Amazing Pass is a must buy when you are visiting Osaka. It’s easy and convenient to use. Just insert the pass into the subway entrance gate for free unlimited subway rides or show the pass at attractions for free entry.
Unlimited Subway and Bus Rides in Osaka
Ride the subway, bus and tram within Osaka to your hearts content. The pass is valid from 5am on the day of your pass activation irrespective of the time that it was activated. This means even if you activate it at 4pm on the first day, the pass will be calculated backwards from 5am, which is the time of the first train service of the day. So it’s best to activate it as early as possible to enjoy the maximum benefits. The Osaka Amazing Pass will be valid from 5am and will expire after 24 or 48 hours, depending on the pass purchase.
Entrance to 40 attractions with Osaka Amazing Pass
Flash the pass at the entrance of the participating attractions and enjoy free entry to 40 attractions in Osaka. You will not be able to visit all 40 attractions, therefore some planning will be required. Here are some of my favourites:
Osaka Castle – The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a significant role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
Osaka-jo Gozabune Boat – Cruise the inner moat of Osaka Castle. See the best view of the castle from the boat, the stone with the human face that guards the castle and the names inscribed on the stones used to build the castle wall.
Illusion Museum – Located in Osaka Castle grounds, be part of illusions that tricks the eye.
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living – For those interested in experiencing Osaka history first hand. The family friendly Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is a worthwhile stop. Walk though a life size replica of Osaka during the Edo period (1603-1838). The museum is one of a kind with lights that dim when the sunsets.
Umeda Sky Building Kuchu-Teien Observatory – The nineteenth tallest building in Osaka. Take the world’s highest escalator to the top floor of the building for a 360 view of Osaka.
Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum – World’s first state-of-the-art museum with spectacular 3D visuals
Glion Museum – A classic car museum in the historic red brick warehouse built in 1923.
Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel – One of the world’s biggest Ferris Wheel with a height of 112.5m. Go for the see through gondola with transparent floor.
Tsutenkaku Tower – Visit Osaka symbolic tower, the observatory and the statue of the good luck god, Billiken.
Shitennoji Temple – The first state temple in Japan constructed by Prince Shotoku. It features the “Shitennoji style Garan diposition” where the main halls are lined up on the north-south straight line.
Keitakuen Garden – A traditional Japanese garden created by the 7th generation Ogawa Jihei who established the modern Japanese garden making.
How much is the Osaka Amazing Pass?
The Osaka Amazing Pass comes in 2 versions – 1 day and 2 days. The 1 day pass cost ¥2700 (approx. RM99), while the 2 days pass is ¥3600 (approx. RM132). Adult and children pay the same price.
Is the Osaka Amazing Pass Value For Money?
The most important question, did the Osaka Amazing Pass save us money? Here is how much it will cost if we visit the same places without the pass.
|Osaka-jo Gozabune Boat||¥1500|
|Osaka Museum of Housing & Living||¥600|
|Umeda Sky Building – Observatory||¥1500|
|Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum||¥1000|
|Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel||¥800|
|Savings (2 Days Pass ¥3600)||¥5850|
I saved ¥5850 (Approx RM220) per person just on entrance fees alone. Transportation cost has yet to be added.
Where Can I Purchase The Pass?
The Osaka Amazing Pass can be purchase from Leisure Holidays Travel. You will receive a QR code which you can redeem the physical pass at the Easygo counter at Kansai International Airport. Alternatively, you can also pick up the physical pass in Osaka city.
Note: Due to Covid-19, the pass is currently not available for purchase until tourist can travel to Japan.
Got Questions On The Osaka Amazing Pass?
If you have any questions on the pass, just leave a comment and I will answer them as soon as possible.