Where should I stay in Osaka for the first time?
Where To Stay In Osaka
Can JR Pass use in Osaka?
The JR Kansai Area Pass is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign visitors to Japan, providing unlimited travel on local JR trains and buses in the Kansai region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe, as well as on the Haruka limited express train to/from Kansai Airport, for one to four days.
How many train stations are there in Osaka?
The Osaka Metro consists of eight subway lines and one automated people mover, with a total of 133 stations (108 stations counting interchange stations, served by multiple lines, only once).
The best places to stay in Osaka are Namba and Umeda. Other good places to stay in Osaka are hotels near the Midosuji subway line, Osaka Castle or Universal Studios. Namba and Umeda are major transport hubs with lots of shops and restaurants. Stay in Namba if you love food and nightlife.
When it comes to accommodation options, you'll find plenty in both cities. However, as I've mentioned before, hotels in Kyoto tend to be a little more expensive than in Osaka. I've been looking for the best hotels in both cities, for each budget.
3 days in Osaka is the recommended time to stay. It gives you the flexibility to decide when and where you go. Whether it is taking a day trip to the Nara Deer Park or spending an afternoon relaxing in the world-famous Spa World, you will have enough time to cover the things you must see it Osaka.
By far the easiest and best way to use Osaka's subways and trains is with a prepaid card like Icoca, Pasmo or Suica. You merely swipe the card over the reader on the turnstiles when you pass through when entering and leaving the system.
Trains run from around 5am until midnight, 7 days a week with reduced services at the weekends and public holidays. There are a variety of travel passes available for use on the Osaka urban transport network.
Kansai Area Pass（JR West Rail)
The JR West Rail Kansai Area Pass is a good deal for those who want to travel around Kansai for a full day or more, and is convenient for traveling to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, or Nara, etc., via JR.
The most economical way of using the Shinkansen bullet trains is with a JR Pass as the individual tickets are relatively expensive. The travel between Tokyo and Osaka, a one-way ticket costs around 14,500 yen on a Nozomi train or 13,500 yen on a Hikari train.