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Northern Osaka covers the wards of Higashiyodogawa-ku (東淀川区), Nishiyodogawa-ku (西淀川区), and Yodogawa-ku (淀川区).
By trainThe 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.
By busExpressway buses arrived at Hankyu Highwaybus Shin-Osaka terminal (阪急ハイウェイバス新大阪ターミナル), near the JR Shin-Osaka Station.
Airport limousine buses from Itami (¥500, roughly 25 min) and Kansai (¥1,550, 90 min).
Open Air Museum of Old Farmhousesaddress: Ryokuchi-koenRyokuchi park is lovely, and in it is a museum of a dozen old Edo period farmhouses, moved across country and lovingly reconstructed. Also on display are tools, furniture, and the like. You can go to Himeji-jo or the old palace in Kyoto and see how the rulers lived, but come down here to see how the people lived. Thanks to the efforts of a volunteer from Australia, they have a great new English-language brochure to guide you.
Osaka municipal indoor pool - Yodogawaaddress: 2-3-1 Juso-Higaqshi Yodogawa-kuHeated swimming pool & exercise room.
Shin-Osaka Youth HostelA clean, modern, and friendly youth hostel.
phone: +81 6-6302-5571address: 6-2-19 Nishi-Nakajima Yodogawa-kuSmall, 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 there is a 7-Eleven with international ATM access is on the way from Shin-Osaka station.
Business Hotel OKaddress: 1-10-11 Jusohigashi Yodogawa-ku
address: 1-2-70 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku
address: 5-14-10 Nishinakajima Yodogawa
Osaka Visitors Information Center - Shin-Osakaphone: +81 6-6305 3311address: 3F JR Shin-Osaka Sta. 5-16-1 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku