Osaka has long been a hub of Japanese economic activity, and at one stage was briefly the nation's capital. Tokyo may have taken this honour, but Osaka remains a key city, forming the heart of the huge metropolitan area of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, home to over 19 million people.
From the Osaka Travel Guide
The Hotel is located in the probably most lively part of Osaka. You just have to step out of the front door and you are in the middle of neon-plastic-life-noise-exitingly Osaka. ... more
Location & ease of access main problem. Too inconvenient to get to from Kansai airport. Blew the budget for Kyoto on Taxi fares AUD 150 was charged for a 20 min taxi ride to & from the hotel to Osaka. ... more
Osaka Accommodation - Sumo Hostel
Does anyone have any thoughts on the Sumo Hostel in Osaka? Am spending one night in Osaka...Looking for a bed thats conveniently located for not much more than 3300 Yen. Is this possible? ...
3 Weeks in Osaka, Japan!
Hey everyone, I'm going to Osaka, Japan for 3 weeks on the 5th of July. I'm staying there 3 weeks w/ a homestay family. During my stay, I will have a lot of free time, and I was wondering what are good places to shop at/visit (I am free to go out of Osaka and into Kyoto/Kobe/Nara max.), and where ...
A week trip to Osaka
Hi!! I'm planning to travel to Osaka autume in this year. I'll spend 1 week, so I will be able to go another places around Osaka. I want to get an advice about how many days I should stay in Osaka and where I must visit. I also want to go Kyoto and Nara. Is that possible to go there within a week ...