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