As the southern capital of Japan, there is much to do in Osaka and it’s a great place to visit along the way to places like Kyoto or Kobe. It’s a lot more compact than Tokyo, so you can do lots by just picking up a tourist map and walking between the main areas. Therefore it’s a very cheap place to visit.
Get more with the Super Cheap Japan guidebook!
It’s the ultimate guide to Japan for budget travellers. Listings for budget restaurants, 100 yen shops and cheap markets, as well as the best tips and itinerates for saving money.
It will show you the best places to go in Kyoto and Osaka, plus many side trips. These all come with information on the necessary discount passes of course!