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def shinsaibashi area.

if you are ok with semi-peasant mode, the best western in Higashi Shinsaibashi (almost next to Nagahoridori Station) is super easy/cheap/good.  expect tiny rooms and Japanese cruise ship style bathrooms though.

 

i ended up booking this haha.

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Hey will anyone be in Osaka next week? Is anyone willing to give recommendations? I'll be travelling by myself since my travel buddy backed out last minute :(

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whats the link for the bestweatern peasnt hotel gonna be there for sept 18-28

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is nara worth a day trip? in osaka for 3 days but honestly the only thing that appeals to me is all the deer...i figure i'd get my temple fix in kyoto, huge buddha statue in kamakura etc.

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If sightseeing is what you're after then you'll basically be done in Osaka in a day anyway, but regardless of that yes Nara is worth the trip. The combination of the deer, the temple on the mountain and the Buddha statue is simply great. Hell, I've seen it 10 times by now and I still keep on going back. 

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thanks, i decided it seems like a nice day trip so i've added it to the itinerary. also just found out that elijah & skilliam from rinse fm are playing on my last night in osaka which should be awesome.

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going to be in osaka for new years.

 

any ideas on what to do? down for a club event, if not would be good to know where people celebrate new years. 

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MRIP STAYED AT A LOVE HOTEL WITH ANOTHER MAN IN OSAKA (0).

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and i also stayed in a love hotel converted into a hotel that i booked off air bnb lol

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Pretty suave looking place, will check it out! Thanks.

My first time in Osaka, any must check out places for shopping?

 

Shinsaibashi and Minami-Horie have a lot of different stores, and Umeda has some bigger department stores that might be worth checking out. I really enjoyed Shinsaibashi though.

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Going to be in Osaka 7 days in March, planning on using it as a base for the area. Was looking at Nara and Kobe as day trips, but is there anything else I should be looking at? Sakai, Nishinomiya, Hirakata? Any help is appreciated.

 

I've also got 4 days in Kyoto after, thinking about Otsu as a side trip.

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When in Kyoto go to Arashiyama, definitely worth the visit. Shouldn't take a full day so while you're on that side of the town anyway add Kinkakuji to your planning as well. 

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if you're doing touristy shit in kyoto daily bus passes hold good value. subway system was messy as shit ime

 

and if you go to kinkaku-ji try out kyoto style takoyaki. its right by the entrance where most of the busses drop you off. most memorable thing from my time in kyoto (tho tbh, didn't like it there much). 

 

i would go back to osaka for the food though.

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Going in two weeks!!! Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm staying at the St. Regis.

 

Should I visit Okayama for jean shopping? Rather, is it cheaper? More variety? If no, then I won't.

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Where's a good place in Osaka for fresh sashimi?

Something similar to Tsukiji in Tokyo?

 

While im here, any latest recommendations from peeps in the know? Will be in Japan from 21-30 this month

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ragtag and kindal. there are a few in orange street. 2nd hand selection is way better in tokyo

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Coming to Osaka. Any cool shit going on I shouldn't miss? Or restaurants/bars I shouldn't miss? Traveling alone, so anywhere people might be interested in striking up a conversation would be cool, but obviously not expected.

 I've been to Osaka before and have been to Nara, Kyoto, and Arashiyama. Koya-san worth checking out for a day trip? Anywhere else?

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6 hours ago, youkinorn2 said:

Coming to Osaka. Any cool shit going on I shouldn't miss? Or restaurants/bars I shouldn't miss? Traveling alone, so anywhere people might be interested in striking up a conversation would be cool, but obviously not expected.

 I've been to Osaka before and have been to Nara, Kyoto, and Arashiyama. Koya-san worth checking out for a day trip? Anywhere else?

i would def recommend koya-san. place is unreal. it's a great day trip from osaka and back in the city for dinner and dranks

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