The best way to get to and from Nijigen no Mori from Osaka (Umeda/Namba) (day trip/public transportation version)

The best way to get to and from Nijigen no Mori from Osaka (Umeda/Namba) (day trip/public transportation version)

Target audience for this article

  • Those who live in the Umeda/Namba area
  • Those who live far away from Awaji Island such as Tokyo and Nagoya, and are considering access to Nijigen no Mori after staying the night before in the Umeda/Namba area.

Hello.This is Nijigen no Mori.
I hear that Nijigen no Mori on Awaji Island is difficult to navigate without a car.

*In the case of a car, it depends on the time, but you can arrive in about 1 hour.

First of all, the basic means of crossing Awaji Island is by road and ferry, and there is no railway and no nearest station.
While express buses leave from various places in the Kinki area, buses to various destinations are mixed, and even buses heading for Awaji Island can reach Nijigen no Mori and buses that cannot reach it.
The reason why it is difficult to consider the route is that the transfer route is very complicated.

In this article, we will introduce the best outbound and return routes for those who want to enjoy Nijigen no Mori on a day trip from Osaka.

This article is information as of July 2023, 7.If there is a schedule update, etc., there is a possibility that the timing of the transfer will be off.
In addition, we will guide you assuming a schedule for Saturdays and Sundays.Please be aware that the timetable differs on weekdays, so you may not be able to travel with the plan we provide.

If you want to take a day trip from Osaka and do a round trip without transferring, you can have fun for just under 10 hours from after 30:16 to after 6 p.m.!

In this article, we will introduce a round trip plan for when you come to Nijigen no Mori from Osaka and return after having fun.

Map: Nijigen no Mori

As mentioned above, Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, where Nijigen no Mori is located, does not have a train station, and is mainly accessed by express bus from Honshu.For this reason, the presence or absence of traffic congestion on the road greatly affects the arrival time.
Especially on weekends and holidays, the number of families going out all over the country increases, and the possibility of traffic jams occurring in the morning increases.In particular, if you plan to take a highway bus from Osaka to Maiko, where there are frequent traffic jams, we recommend that you anticipate a delay of about 30 to 60 minutes.
This time, we will introduce a plan that allows you to go from Osaka to Nijigen no Mori without changing trains as the main plan, but this time we will also introduce a sub-plan that places the most importance on arriving on time.
If you choose a plan without transfers, you can arrive at Nijigen no Mori after 10:30 and stay at Nijigen no Mori until after 4:XNUMX pm.
Due to time restrictions, it is difficult to play attractions that are open after the evening, such as Night Walk, but most of the other content can be played.

It is possible to play at Nijigen no Mori until the park closes and then go on a day trip to Osaka.

It is possible to make a day trip to Osaka even if you play until 22:22, which is the closing time of Nijigen no Mori, assuming you have to transfer at Maiko.As will be described later, if you take a bus departing from the Nijigen no Mori F parking lot bus stop at 11:XNUMX, you can make a day trip to Osaka.With this plan, it is possible to play the night walk with plenty of time.
However, it will arrive at JR Osaka Station around 23:31, so if you need to travel further by train from there, please check in advance whether you will be able to catch the last train.

Outbound main plan: Departure at 9:00 a.m. Take the highway bus Nijigen no Mori

Outbound main plan

Osaka Station JR Expressway Bus Terminal
(Express bus)

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1,420 Yen
Departure  09:00  No bus stop information
Express Bus
Highway bus 1 hour 34 minutes
Kakehashi Nijigen No Mori bound for Sumoto BC
Arrived  10:34  Rainbow trout(Highway oasis)
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Rainbow trout

Total X NUM X Yen

For the outbound trip, we recommend using the Kakehashi Nijigen no Mori train, which runs directly from Osaka Station to Nijigen No Mori.

This bus is at Osaka Station.JRDeparts from the express bus terminal and stops at "Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis)".

Benefits of adopting this plan2Two.

First of all, it's easy.It's a direct line, so you don't have to worry if you have a lot of luggage.

Next, the location of the bus stop at Osaka Station is immediately on the left side after leaving the central ticket gate.

Map: Osaka Station JR Expressway Bus Terminal

Restrooms and convenience stores are located on the premises of Osaka Station, so you can't miss the fact that they are all near the bus terminal.
However,9Many commercial facilities in the vicinity are not open because they board the bus at an early hour.
Especially if you are unfamiliar with the area, especially if you have stayed overnight from Tokyo etc., we recommend that you wait at the bus stop with minimal shopping and toilet use.This is because Osaka Station is part of one of Japan's most easily lost areas, also known as the "Umeda Dungeon."If you explore the surrounding area and get lost and miss the bus, it will be a waste of time, so we recommend killing time at the bus terminal as much as possible.

The disadvantages are4Two.

First of all, as mentioned above, there is the risk of traffic congestion.In the case of a direct bus from Osaka, the distance traveled is longer than when transferring to Maiko, and it is directly affected by traffic congestion on the Hanshin Expressway.It's a direct bus, so you don't have to consider the timetable for transfers, but during Golden Week and Obon,20~30It's better to factor in delays of a minute or more.

2The first is that there are no buses that can arrive before Nijigen no Mori opens.In the case of departure from Osaka, we introduce1034This is the fastest direct bus to Min Highway Oasis.

3The corner is where you get off the bus.

Map: Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis)

*Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis) is written as "Nijigen no Mori (Bus)" on Google Maps

"Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis)" where you get off the bus in this plan is the arrival at the east exit of the prefectural Awajishima Park where Nijigen no Mori is located. "Dragon Quest Island" and "Godzilla Intercept Operation" are on the west side of the park, so get off the bus and walk20It takes about a minute.on the other hand,7This entrance is quite close to the "Nijigen no Mori x 'Kimetsu no Yaiba' collaboration event" scheduled to open this month.

*A tram car (charged) that regularly patrols the park runs in the red dotted line on the map above, so please consider using it when playing "Dragon Quest Island" or "Godzilla Intercept Operation". .

4Finally, the route changes during certain periods such as Golden Week.

https://nijigennomori.com/2023/04/23/access/

During certain periods, Awaji instead of Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis)ICIt will stop at the express bus stop.

Map: Awaji IC (bus)

During this period, the free shuttle bus operated by the Pasona Group will take you to Nijigen no Mori. FYou need to transfer to the parking lot.This shuttle bus is about30It runs once a minute, and runs on schedule.ICIf you arrive at1054BunwajiICDeparture1057Min Nijigen no MoriFYou can transfer to the shuttle bus arriving at the parking lot.

Table: Pasona Group Free Shuttle Bus Transfer Information (outbound)

Awaji IC Parking lot F Remarks
10:24 10:27
10:54 10:57 10:34 Arrive at Awaji IC If there is no delay of 15 minutes or more from the Nijigen no Mori, you can transfer
11:34 11:37

However, due to traffic congestion on the arrival time15If there is a delay of more than one minute, the1134BunwajiICYou will have to wait for the departing shuttle bus.

AwajiICYou can also walk from to Nijigen no Mori.However, up to the west area with "Dragon Quest Island" and "Godzilla interception operation"20It takes about a minute to walk, so it is not recommended if you have a lot of luggage.

Also, this AwajiICThere are no restrooms, convenience stores, or vending machines.AwajiICWhen changing trains, please use the restroom in advance and prepare a plastic bottle of water.

Outbound sub-plan: Maiko transfer plan

Outbound sub-plan

Osaka(JR lines)

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820 Yen
Departure  08:22  Platform 5
JR Kobe Line
49 minutes by JR line
Tokaido/Sanyo Main Line Rapid For Himeji
Arrived  09:11  Platform 1
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Maiko(JR Kobe Line)/ high speed maiko(Express bus lines)

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470 Yen
Departure  09:25  5th floor, highway bus stop (for Awajishima/Shikoku)
Express Bus
Express bus 7 minutes
Minato Kanko Bus Riku no Minato Nishidan Line
Arrived  09:32  Shikoku area bus stop
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Awaji IC(Highway bus lines/Pasona Group Free Shuttle Bus)

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0 Yen
Departure  09:55  Outbound bus stop
Pasona Group Free Shuttle Bus
Pasona Group free shuttle bus 3 minutes
Bound for Nojima Scorah/Hokudan Earthquake Park
Arrived  09:58  Bus stop in front of F parking lot
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Rainbow trout

Total 1,290 yen

 

We will also introduce a plan if you really want to make it in time for reasons such as having an appointment with a friend to meet at a local location.JRIt is a pattern that changes to the express bus at Maiko Station and crosses to Awaji Island.

By using the train together, you can avoid the congested section of the highway bus, and you can travel with as little time delay as possible due to traffic congestion.With this plan, the section that passes through the Hanshin Expressway by express bus is substituted by a train,JRUnless there is an accident or trouble with the Awaji Kaikyo Bridge, you will be able to arrive almost on time.

The hardest part of this route is the transfer at Maiko.Because the walking distance is quite long, it is quite difficult to move with large luggage.However, there are no slopes, and you will have to use an elevator to move up and down, so there is no problem using a cart.

In addition, Kosoku Maiko is a very large bus stop, and a large number of buses depart from the two stops.
Buses that do not stop in the direction of Nijigen no Mori also stop at the same bus stop, so it can be difficult to know which bus stop to wait at at any given time.
The most accurate way is to check the timetable, butExpressway Maiko Bus Terminal Information CenterThere are also websites that compile information unofficially, such as ``, so please take advantage of them.

Map: Kosoku Maiko (bus)

Another thing to note is the transfer at Awaji IC.As mentioned above, there are no surrounding facilities at the time of transfer.There are no toilets or convenience stores, so if you need one, please use Maiko even if you are late.

Map: Awaji IC (bus)

Return trip main plan: Depart from Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis) at 16:43

Return trip main plan

Rainbow trout

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1,420 Yen
Departure  16:43  Rainbow trout(Highway oasis)
Express Bus
Highway bus 1 hour 24 minutes
Kakehashi Nijigen No Mori bound for Minatomachi Bus Terminal
Arrived  18:09  No bus stop information
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Osaka Station JR Expressway Bus Terminal
(Express bus)

Total 1,420 yen

From here, I will explain the way back and the way back.
The easy route with few transfers on the return trip is a plan that uses the same "Kakehashi Nijigen no Mori" as the outbound trip.

Buses leaving Awajishima do not run to Osaka or Sannomiya when it gets late, and most of the buses stop at Maiko.The last bus that can return to Osaka by one1643Minutes, there is also an express bus that goes to Sannomiya1840It leaves Nijigen no Mori in a minute, so if you want to go home easily, don't miss it.

The advantage of choosing this plan is that there is no transfer.It is very easy because you can go back to Osaka with one highway bus.

On the other hand, the points to note when choosing this plan are3I have a point.

First of all, the arrival time in Osaka is not constant.Due to the heavy impact of traffic on the Hanshin Expressway, there are many delays in scheduled arrival times.
on the timetable1809I'm scheduled to arrive at Osaka Station in a minute,1We recommend that you have enough time in your schedule to act.

Secondly, the direct last bus is about 2 hours earlier than Maiko transfer.
The disadvantage is that it simply reduces the amount of time you can play, but Nijigen no Mori also has attractions that can be played only after sunset, such as "Night Walk".In the case of the return trip plan using this direct bus, even if it is the day in December when the sunset time is the earliest (around 12:16), the bus departure time is earlier than the time before the night walk starts. Early, if you take a direct bus, you can't play the night walk.Also, if you want to play a large attraction such as "Dragon Quest Island", it is better to watch it for about 50 to 2 hours, and in that case it is safer to play about 4 attractions.

3Finally, just like the outbound route, the route will change during certain periods such as Golden Week.

https://nijigennomori.com/2023/04/23/access/

During certain periods, Awaji instead of Nijigen no Mori (Highway Oasis)ICIt will stop at the express bus stop.

Map: Awaji IC (bus)

During this period, the free shuttle bus operated by the Pasona Group will take you to Nijigen no Mori. FYou need to transfer from the parking lot to the Awaji IC.This shuttle bus is about40It runs once a minute, at 16:XNUMX.20From Min F parking lot, AwajiICArrived1622A minute shuttle bus would be just right.

Table: Pasona Group Free Shuttle Bus Transfer Information (Return)

Awaji IC Parking lot F Remarks
15:40 15:42
16:20 16:22 16:43 Possible to transfer to Kakehashi Nijigen no Mori from Awaji IC
17:00 17:02

This AwajiICThere are no restrooms, convenience stores, or vending machines.AwajiICWhen changing trains, please use the restroom in advance and prepare a plastic bottle of water.

Please note that in this case, the bus stop will be at the "Nijigen no Mori F parking lot" bus stop in the F parking lot on the west side, not the highway oasis on the east side.

Map: Nijigen no Mori F parking lot

*The Pasona Group's free shuttle bus "Nijigen no Mori F Parking Lot" bus stop is located in the same place as the "Kenritsu Awajishima Park" bus stop on Google Maps.

Return trip sub-plan: Depart from Prefectural Awajishima Park F parking lot at 22:11

Return trip sub-plan

Rainbow trout

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470 Yen
Departure  22:11  Prefectural Awajishima Park(Nijigen no Mori F parking lot)bus stop
Express Bus
Express bus 14 minutes
Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line Highway for Maiko
Arrived  22:27  5th floor express bus drop-off area
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High speed maiko(Express bus lines)/ maiko(JR Kobe Line)

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820 Yen
Departure  22:44  2nd home
JR Kobe Line
43 minutes by JR line
JR Tokaido Sanyo Main Line Rapid Train For Yasu
Arrived  23:31  No arrival platform information
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Osaka(JR lines)

Total 1,290 yen

View on Google Maps

The sub-plan for the return trip is the time slot for "if you play until the park closes at Nijigen no Mori".
The closure of Nijigen no Mori22It's time, so when it's time to closeFGo to the parking lot and take the last bus bound for Kosoku Maiko on the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line.2330You can move to Osaka in a minute.

The advantage of choosing this plan is compared to the direct plan5Being able to play with Nijigen no Mori for more than an hour.Therefore, you can play comfortably on the night walk.night walk1It takes about90It's a minute, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely night walk.

However, arriving at Osaka Station2331minutes.If you live in the Umeda area and need to move further from Osaka/Umeda, please do your homework in advance so you don't miss your last train.

With the exception of hotels and some restaurants, commercial facilities in both Maiko and Osaka should be closed at this time, so please be careful if you are looking for a restroom.As of June 2023, the convenience store in Maiko Station is currently open until 6:23, so you can buy drinks, etc. However, there is no toilet near the ticket gate of Maiko Station.As much as possible, we recommend that you stop by the toilet before the park closes on the Nijigen no Mori premises.

22:11 If you miss the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line departing from the F parking lot

First thing I can say is2213Please try not to miss the minute bus as much as possible.If you miss this bus, the effort to get out of Awaji Island will increase immeasurably.Specifically, from Nijigen no Mori to AwajiICUntil20More than a minute walk to AwajiICEither wait for the last bus leaving or call a taxi.

AwajiICThe last bus departing from2305Minutes to AwajiICdepart fromNijigen no Mori FAwaji from the parking lotICThere is a free shuttle bus operated by Pasona Group to2023Years6The shuttle bus holiday timetable for the month is as follows.

Table: Pasona Group's Free Shuttle Bus Timetable for the Last 3 Buses (Return)

Parking lot F Awaji IC Iwaya Port
21:30 21:32 21:37
22:00 22:02 22:07
23:00 23:02 23:07

Last shuttle bus AwajiICArrival time2302The minute is the last of the highway bus2305It is highly likely that you won't make it in time.Glimpse2305It looks like we will be in time for the express bus, but since the bus stop is far away, we cannot guarantee that we will make it in time even if we sprint with all our might.previous22If it's time, of course it will be in time, but if that's the case2213It would be better to use the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line, which leaves the same place in minutes and goes directly to Maiko.

You can also take a ferry to Akashi Port from the last stop, Iwaya Port, where the final shuttle bus stops at 23:07.
However, even if you go to Akashi Port, you probably won't be able to transfer to the last train from Akashi Station to Osaka. (It is quite difficult even with a taxi)
In this case, you can only go to Higashi-Suma Station in the Osaka direction.

Please do not miss the last bus bound for Maiko on the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line highway bus departing from the F parking lot at 22:11.The bus stop is right at the entrance of the F parking lot, so please allow plenty of time to get there, not just before the park closes.

Final return plan: 23:05 Leave Awaji IC and take a highway bus (arrives at Osaka at 24:28)

Final return plan

Rainbow trout

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0 Yen
Departure  **:**  Rainbow trout
Walk
20 minutes or more on foot
Arrived  23: 00 around   
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Awaji IC(Express bus lines)

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470 Yen
Departure  23:05  Bus stop for Maiko/Sannomiya
Express Bus
Express bus 7 minutes
Shinki Bus Gakuen-toshi/Sumoto Line bound for Gakuen-toshi
Arrived  23:12  5th floor express bus drop-off area
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High speed maiko(Express bus lines)/ maiko(JR Kobe Line)

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820 Yen
Departure  23:27  2nd home
JR Kobe Line
24 minutes by JR line
JR Tokaido Sanyo Main Line for Osaka
Arrived  00:28 (24:28)  7nd home
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Osaka(JR lines)

Total 1,290 yen

2213If you miss a minute, we will still guide you on the route to return to Osaka.

AwajiICwalk to2305It is a way to make it in time for the express bus in minutes.
However, from Nijigen no Mori to AwajiICIn the case of walking, it is the distance to travel by shuttle bus20Walk for more than a minute.If you still want to catch the bus, you have no choice but to walk.

The point to note is AwajiICAlso, within walking distance, there is almost nothing that can be called a facility.There is no convenience store.There are no toilets.If you think about hydration, Nijigen no Mori'sFI think you should buy something from the vending machine at the entrance of the parking lot.Also, make sure to go to the restroom before the park closes.There is also a convenience store inside Maiko Station.23It seems that the store is closed at the time, so please think that shopping on the way is almost impossible.

Also, closed22Awaji on foot from timeICIf you walk to the next bus is2305minute.I have a lot of free time.Although it depends on the season, the temperature changes between day and night, so please be careful about what you wear when you visit the park.

In addition, although it is not recommended, some people may be aiming for the express bus from Awaji IC at 23:05 from the beginning.In that case, the A parking lot of Nijigen no Mori will be the closest to Awaji IC.If you use a bus for moving around the park for night walks, etc., getting off at parking lot A will shorten the distance to Awaji IC.

 

Final Return Plan (Extra): When Calling a Taxi

If you go directly to Osaka by taxi, it will cost tens of thousands of yen, including late-night charges.If you don't mind, I think it would be a good idea to call the dispatch center of a taxi company in Awaji Island.

In addition, in Awajishima Island2023Years6As of March, most of the so-called taxi apps seem to be out of service area, so if you want to take a taxi, you have two options: call the dispatch center or catch an empty taxi.In addition, it is rare to find an empty taxi on Awaji Island, so we recommend calling the dispatch center.

As a second plan, go to Maiko station by taxi,JRThere is also a way to go home.

 

Route: Nijigen no Mori F Parking Lot -> JR Maiko Station (by car)

 

In terms of cost,NAVITIMEAs a guideline, when returning directly to Osaka by taxi,1/2~1/3You may be able to cut costs to some extent.

Rainbow trout FFrom the parking lot to Maiko Station, it takes about30Minutes ~40Minute,23The train bound for Osaka Station that leaves Maiko Station at Tokidai11Minute,27Minute,45Min3There is a book, so unless a taxi cannot be dispatched, it is likely that you will be able to return to Osaka Station.

However, it is quite expensive compared to the plan to return by bus and train only.If possible, please make sure to catch the highway bus leaving the Nijigen no Mori F parking lot at 22:11.

About attractions that can be played in the case of a day trip to Osaka

If you want to go home by direct bus, night-only attractions are difficult.
However, if you don't mind changing trains on your way back to Maiko, Nijigen no Mori will be closed.22You can go back to Osaka early, so you should be able to enjoy a night walk with plenty of time to spare.

Nijigen no Mori is for each attraction1Time~4You can play multiple attractions because you can play in about half an hour.

Table: Time required to experience each attraction

"Crayon Shinchan Adventure Park"
  • Awesome!Sengoku Great Adventure!Children's Course: 30 minutes to 1 hour / Mononoke Ninja Course, Ashigaru Course, Samurai General Course: 1 hour
  • Challenge!Action Kamen Squadron!Approximately 30 minutes in total for the outbound and return trips.
  • Horror house: about 30 minutes
  • Exciting hide-and-seek maze in Futaba Kindergarten about 30 minutes
  • Action Kamen Secret Base 1 minutes per experience *No re-entry after experiencing attractions
"NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobizato" About 2 hours
This attraction includes two types of athletic experiences, Heaven Volume and Earth Volume, each of which takes about an hour.
"Godzilla Intercept Operation" 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
"Dragon Quest Island" ■Admission ticket: About 2 hours to 2 and a half hours
■Cantada Thieves Entrance Exam Set/Premium Ticket: Approximately 3 hours to 3 and a half hours *This is just a guideline.The experience time will change depending on the congestion situation etc.
"Nijigen no Mori x" Kimetsu no Yaiba "Collaboration Event" Each event 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

(https://nijigennomori.com/faq/ Than)

* Experience time may vary depending on the skill of the experiencer and the congestion situation of the attraction.In addition, some attractions include wearing safety equipment and lecture time.

Summary

If you want to visit Nijigen no Mori on a day trip from Osaka, there is a direct bus, so if you can get on the bus, your visit will be very smooth.However, if you are concerned about time, it may be better to head to Maiko by train and change trains.
Even if you play night walk with plenty of time on the way home,2213in a minuteFIt is safer to take the Kitaawaji Nishikaigan Line, which departs from the parking lot.if2213If you miss a minute,20You will be forced to walk for more than a minute or plan a taxi premise.

If you are late for your ticket due to traffic jams, please speak to the person in charge at the entrance of the attraction.We will inform you about time changes.

We look forward to your visit to Nijigen no Mori.