If you’re looking for a place to stay that fits in with your carefully planned budget, Osaka has a good range of budget hotels to suit you.
Where to Find 2 Star Hotels in Osaka
The main cluster of Osaka’s two-star hotels are in the south of the city, around the popular areas of Namba and Tennoji. You’ll also find a handful of affordable guesthouses and cheap hostels in the north of Osaka and a little further out. It’s also worth considering an apartment in Osaka – your own fridge, oven and microwave will help if you don’t want to eat out for every meal.
Fantastic Food for Any Budget: Eating Out in Osaka
Osaka is known as Japan’s city of food, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to affordable dining options. Osaka was the birthplace of conveyor-belt sushi, instant ramen noodles and kushikatsu (battered meat or vegetables on skewers) so it knows a thing or two about great food on the go. Wherever you’re staying in Osaka, there’ll be a street food stall or snack bar nearby where you can fill up without breaking the bank. And even the higher-end restaurants have an informal atmosphere and a range of prices to suit most budgets.
Getting around Osaka
Osaka is an extremely well connected city, with efficient subway, tram, bus and mainline train networks. If you’re planning on getting out and about form your Osaka hotel and doing a lot of sightseeing, you can save money with a one or two-day Osaka Amazing Pass. It gives you unlimited use of public transport and entry into over 20 of the top visitor attractions including Osaka Castle, the Floating Garden Observatory at Umeda Sky Building and the Santa Maria sailing ship.
Tips from the Osaka Tourism Experts
If you’re mainly in Osaka to enjoy the shopping, eating and drinking, you probably don’t need an all-in city pass. Head to one of the Tourist Information Centres at Namba or Umeda stations or Kansai International Airport for help picking the right travel ticket, and advice on what to see on a budget.