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Traffic Restrictions during G20 Summit in Osaka (28-29 June)


By holding the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit 28-29 June, it is expected to have large-scale, long-lasting traffic restrictions for both the expressway and roads in Osaka area from Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30, 2019. If you return from Tokushima to Osaka by highway bus or limousine bus to Kansai International Airport, it will directly affect your travel plane.

The below highway bus services will be suspended from 27 to 30 June;
1. Tokushima to Osaka
2. Tokushima to Kansai International Airport

However, a highway bus from Tokushima to Sannomiya (Kobe) and Shin-kobe do not stop operation. Rather than that, it is expecting to increase the service. And also travel by train is less likely to be affected by these restrictions.

<Toward Osaka area>

Tokushima (Highway bus) → Sannomiya → Sannomiya station (JR or Hankyu railway) → Osaka region

<Toward Kansai International Airport>

Tokushima (Highway bus) → Sannomiya → Sannomiya station (JR Special rapid) → Osaka station (transit to Airport liner operated by JR or subway line to Nanba station for Airport express operated by Nankai railway) → Kansai International Airport
*Please see details below;
<The alternative route to Osaka International Airport (KIX) from Tokushima>
  1. Take an express bus from Tokushima to Sannomiya (110 min, 3,300JPY)
    *The highway bus can book one month prior to boarding date. It earlier is better to reserve a seat.

    Bus reservation:https://japanbusonline.com/en

    How to reserve a bus ticket at this site
    1-1. Select "From: Tokushima To: Sannomiya, Hyogo area"
    1-2. Select "Tokushima-Kobe Line" (Important ! )
    1-3. Departure: "Tokushima Station Expressway Bus Terminal"
    Arrival: "Kobe Sannomiya Station"

  2. Take a JR train from Sannomiya to Osaka (30 min by "Rapid", 410JPY)

  3. Change trains at Osaka station (Do not go out of gate of the JR station)

  4. Take a JR train directly bound for Kansai Kuko (Kansai International Airport) (70 min, 1,190JPY)

You can buy a JR ticket from "Sannomiya" to "Kansai Kuko" at Tokushima or Sannomiya JR stations (JR: Japan Railway)

MAP

*Flight from Kansai International Airport (KIX), Osaka will be the best way to come to Tokushima.
You can easily find the Bus Stop No. 2 on the 1st floor (Arrival floor) of the Kansai Airport. The limousine bus will take you directly to Tokushima JR Station within 3 hour. JR Hotel Clement Tokushima is just in front of the bus terminal. No trouble with your big luggage.

Information

Time Table

Access to Tokushima

Access to Venue

ASTY Tokushima
http://www.asty-tokushima.jp/_files/00000086/english.pdf
*Shuttle buses from Tokushima station to ASTY Tokushima will be available during the annual meeting.

Shuttle buses

1. Shuttle buses between Tokushima station and ASTY Tokushima
Date: June 26, 27 and 28
Duration: 15-20 min.

From Tokushima station
Operation time: 8:00-18:00
Departure time: at 00, 20 and 40 min. every hour
Departure place: in front of Hotel Sunroute Tokushima (in front of Tokushima station)

From ASTY Tokushima
Operation time: 8:40-18:40
Departure time: at 00, 20 and 40 min. every hour
Departure place: outside of the entrance hall of ASTY Tokushima

2. Shuttle buses from ASTY Tokushima to Banquet venue (JR Hotel Clement Tokushima) *For participants of Banquet party
Operation date & time: around 17:30-18:30, June 27
Duration: 20-25 min.
Departure place: outside of the entrance hall of ASTY Tokushima

*Please note that there may be some delay depends on traffic conditions.

Tokushima station
 
ASTY Tokushima
 

Reservation for Highway buse from Tokushima

  1. Take an express bus from Tokushima to Sannomiya (110 min, 3,300JPY)
    *The highway bus can book one month prior to boarding date. It earlier is better to reserve a seat.

    Bus reservation:https://japanbusonline.com/en

    How to reserve a bus ticket at this site
    1-1. Select "From: Tokushima To: Sannomiya, Hyogo area"
    1-2. Select "Tokushima-Kobe Line" (Important ! )
    1-3. Departure: "Tokushima Station Expressway Bus Terminal"
    Arrival: "Kobe Sannomiya Station"

  2. Take a JR train from Sannomiya to Osaka (30 min by "Rapid", 410JPY)

  3. Change trains at Osaka station (Do not go out of gate of the JR station)

  4. Take a JR train directly bound for Kansai Kuko (Kansai International Airport) (70 min, 1,190JPY)

You can buy a JR ticket from "Sannomiya" to "Kansai Kuko" at Tokushima or Sannomiya JR stations (JR: Japan Railway)

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