Osaka, Japan travel tips

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Learning a few Japanese phrases is not that difficult, but mastering the language is another issue.

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Interested in sumo? Don't miss the Osaka Sumo Spring Tournament!

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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.

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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.

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Japan may be expensive, but not always. Hotel Sun Plaza is a great place to stay for a night or two.

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Japanese is a difficult language, but English is more difficult for the Japanese! They usually do not speak it, so be prepared.

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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.

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Japan has several international airports, and the closest to Osaka is the Kansai International Airport.

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The Osaka Aquarium is a fun day program for the whole family.

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The Umeda Sky Building is a marvelous architectual wonder. Designed by Hara Hiroshi, this piece of modernity is a must.

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Small earthquakes are common, just don't panic and follow the instructions!

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Clubbing is a big thing among Japanese, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Osaka is pulsing metropolis, and Club Life is always a great place to party your night away.

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Alcohol culture is a bit different in Japan. Locals are usually friendly, although they may not speak English well. Look for Bar Cherry Bomg.

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Osaka has numerous restaurants and Yukari is one of the best in town.

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Finding budget restaurants in Osaka, Japan is not that hard. Ask around for Maru.

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If you are a great singer, grab your sake and look for a karaoke place. Karaoke is big in Japan!

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Japan is a safe place to visit as crime rates are very low, foreigners are usually welcomed. Osaka is also safe, but still, it is always a good idea to keep an eye open!

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In the winter Osaka can have up to 20 cms of snow. Bring your warmest coat!

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Want to impress your Japanese friends? "I'm from… is" said like this: "watashi wa ... shusshin desu".

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Never in tip in Japan, do not even try to tip, they will feel awkward.

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