Shin-Osaka Station is the last station of Tokaido Shinkansen and also the starting point of the Sanyo Shinkansen. The station is also for conventional lines such as Tokaido Line and Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line.
There are over a hundred stores operating from the 1F to the 3F and also there is a giant underground shopping center inside of the JR Shin-Osaka Station Building. There are cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, Eki-ben (railway boxed meals), convenience stores, fast food stores, daily commodities stores, and fashion/accessory shops. There are many people around the station every day. The area is always busy and it is the leading office town of Osaka city where there are many high rise office buildings or apartment buildings etc. There are many business hotels in the area because of the convenience as a hub of tourism and businesses to different parts of the country.
Tips for how to select a rental car service office around Shin-Osaka Station.
There are many service offices of rental car companies around Shin-Osaka Station. Most of them are located within 10 minutes on foot from the station. There are 4 exits/entrance at the station, Shomen-guchi (Main exit/entrance), Kita-guchi (North exit/entrance), Nishi-guchi (West exit/entrance), Higashi-guchi (East exit/entrance). Shinkansen Chuo guchi (Chuo ticket gate) is located at the west side and conventional lines’ ticket gate is located at the east side. Make sure about the locations of the exit and the service office if you transfer to the train.