Important Information & FAQ

Important information regarding temporary schedule and route changes for Osaka Wonder Loop and Osaka Wonder Cruise.

Osaka Wonder Loop bus


Schedule Change
January 28 (Sun), 2018

Osaka International Women’s Marathon is being held on January 28 (Sun). The bus will not be in service from 9:00 – 16:00. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Regular bus service on January 28 will start as follows:
Bus No.1: Start at 16:00 bus stop 8 Osaka Castle Park.
Bus No.2: Start at 16:10 bus stop 1 Namba Parks

Due to the water lock being closed from Jan 9 to Feb 9,  Osaka Wonder Cruise will only service Dotonbori river (wharf A).  We apologize for the inconvenience.

IMPORTANT: On Jan 28 (Sun) Osaka International Women’s Marathon is being held. The bus will not be in service from 9:00 – 16:00. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Bus No.1: Start at 16:00 bus stop 8 Osaka Castle. Bus No.2: Start at 16:10 bus stop 1 Namba Parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to some of the questions you might have.
What is Osaka City Pass?

Osaka City Pass includes the Osaka Wonder Loop bus, the Wonder Cruise river boat, and the Osaka City Subway, Osaka New Tram & Osaka City Bus, all in one pass . You can ride any of them as much as you like during the time the pass is valid and the services are running.

You can also choose to buy a pass which only includes the Wonder Loop bus and the Wonder Cruise boat.

Where are the Wonder Loop bus stops located?

The bus stops are located in 13 convenient places around Osaka City. See a complete map here.

1. Namba
2. Shinsekai
3. Abeno
4. Shitennoji
5. Nipponbashi
6. Dotonbori
7. Sakaisuiji-Honmachi
8. Osaka Castle Park
9. Temmabashi
10. Umeda
11. Kita Shinchi
12. Matsuyamachi
13. Shinsaibashi

Where are the Wonder Cruise river stops located?

There are four Wonder Cruise river stops along the rivers of Osaka:

A. Dotonbori 2 (Near bus stop 6)

B. Love Central (Near bus stop 11)

C. Temmabashi Hachikenyahama (Near bus stop 9)

D. Minatomachi B

All four stops are located close to either Wonder Loop bus stops or Osaka subway stations.
More details on the Wonder Cruise page here.

The river cruise stops are also indicated on the Osaka Wonder Loop bus map.

What trains can I use with the pass?

If you choose the Osaka City Pass including the Osaka public transport option, your pass is valid on the Osaka city subway, New Tram, and Osaka city bus network.
See the subway and New Tram map here.

Where do I buy the Osaka City Pass?

You can buy the pass when boarding the Wonder Loop bus. It is also available at the Osaka Subway Commuter Pass sales windows Umeda, Namba and Tennoji subway stations. If you would like to buy online before you arrive in Osaka, travel agency H.I.S. sell the pass on their site: H.I.S. 

How many round trips do the bus make every day?

There are 10 rounds everyday and a buss arrives at each stop with 70 minutes interval.
More details on the bus page here.

Is there a children's fare?

Children under age six years travel for free.

Can I bring a baby stroller on the bus or boat?

Yes, there is space on the bus and on the boat for a baby stroller.

Can I board with a wheel chair?

While the bus has storage space for a regular size wheelchair on the first floor, any passenger would still have to climb the stairs to the second floor by themselves or with the assistance of other passengers.

For safety reasons we do not encourage wheelchairs on the boat cruise. The reason is difficulties in boarding due to the difference in level between the boat and the dock.

What language do the bus concierge speak?

All speak English and some also Korean and/or Chinese.

Are the buses air conditioned in summer and heated in winter?

From July to August and from December to February one of the two buses is roofed with air condition / heater.

On the open top bus every passenger receive a paper fan and there is cold bottled water available for purchase. During the winter pocket warmers and coats are available to borrow.

Can I bring my luggage on board?

On the bus we can store one piece of luggage per person.

Is the cruise also hop-on, hop-off?

Yes, you can get on and get off as much as you like.

What happens if the bus or boat is full?

In that case you would have to wait for the next bus or boat.

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