Osaka, Japan travel tips

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1 Learning a few Japanese phrases is not that difficult, but mastering the language is another issue.
2 Interested in sumo? Don't miss the Osaka Sumo Spring Tournament!
3 Hotel Nikko Osaka may not be the cheapest hotel in Osaka, but if you want some oriental magic, do not hesitate to book a room here.
4 Need a family hotel for the night? Try calling Gampus Inn Osaka as they are quite friendly and usually have a room to spare. They should always have somebody at hand who speaks English.
5 Japan may be expensive, but not always. Hotel Sun Plaza is a great place to stay for a night or two.
6 Japanese is a difficult language, but English is more difficult for the Japanese! They usually do not speak it, so be prepared.
7 Traveling to Osaka is easy, just log onto highway-buses.jp for bus tickets, or japanrailpass.net for train information. Both sites have English versions.
8 Japan has several international airports, and the closest to Osaka is the Kansai International Airport.
9 The Osaka Aquarium is a fun day program for the whole family.
10 The Umeda Sky Building is a marvelous architectual wonder. Designed by Hara Hiroshi, this piece of modernity is a must.

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