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Osaka's Subway System
There are several kinds of transportation facilities operating in Osaka ,including the subway, JR (Japan Railways) and private railways. These facilities allow you easy access to the major cities in the Kansai area, such as Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. Osaka's subway system plays an important role in connecting the city center of Osaka to many of its satellite cities. The Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau operates 8 subway lines and 1 New Tram line, providing the fastest and easiest way to get around Osaka. Each subway line is color-coded for easy identification. All subway lines operate from 5:00a.m. until around midnight.