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hotel in osaka using jr rail pass

Hotel in Osaka using JR Rail Pass

Hi, I will stay 2 days in Osaka and then travel overseas (with a big bag).

I’m planning to do the seeing attractions + aquarium and go to the outlet

Where is best hotel area to stay in Osaka in order to enjoy the best of my JR rail pass?


Hi there,

There's basically two main hubs in Osaka where I would recommend staying.

The first is near Osaka station, knows as the Umeda area and the other is Minama also known as Namba.
Both places are fine and have a JR station, although I would recommend staying in Namba if you want to be in the real heart of Osaka.

Also read this website for some great general tips in Osaka!

I hope this helps,


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