Osaka Station is JR's big station, but it does not
include the shinkansen
. If you are using your Japan Rail Pass
to ride the bullet train
, be sure to go to the station Shin-Osaka
. There is an express train (both the Kyoto Line Rapid Service and Special Rapid Service) connecting Osaka and Shin-Osaka stations, with only one stop between them, so it will be a very quick journey!