Located to the north of Osaka Station, Shin-Osaka Station is another bustling station with convenient access and multiple railway lines. It is both the terminal station of Tokaido Shinkansen and is the departure station of Sanyo Shinkansen and Kyushu Shinkansen to the west. In addition, JR Tokaido Main Line and Osaka Municipal Subway also go through Shin-Osaka Station. This area is a good choice, accommodation-wise, for visitors who prioritize convenient transportation.
Thanks to the high passenger volumes, the areas surrounding Shin-Osaka Station have gradually grown into bustling shopping destinations. Many restaurants and local specialty stores can be found inside the station. These stores offer all kinds of local delicacies and snacks. For example, there is Naniwasoba, the time-honored buckwheat noodle restaurant. Matsubasohonten is a great tonkatsu and barbeque restaurant and various Eki-ben (Station Lunchbox) stores are always popular stops for visitors. Meanwhile, there are a multitude of convenience stores and easy-to-use facilities nearby. You can even rent a bicycle to cruise around in style.