Osaka Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2021

Osaka is a short distance from Kyoto, and it’s a popular place to visit for those exploring this part of Japan. It’s much more modern and city-like than Kyoto so it will remind many visitors of Tokyo, but it’s also different in many ways, known particularly for excellent cuisine.

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Travel Costs to Osaka

Population 2,666,000
Area 18,700,000
Timezone UTC+9
Currency Japan Yen
Airports Kansai International Airport (KIX)
1 USD = 153.8700 JPY
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Accommodation Costs in Osaka

Osaka Hotel Seasons

Osaka Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 58.49
starstarstarstarstar13.22 - 81.62
starstarstarstarstar22.73 - 87.58
starstarstarstarstar42.09 - 166.66
starstarstarstarstar96.42 - 192.92

Osaka Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.40 - 16.90

Osaka Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Osaka CastleOsaka's best known sight, the castle is basically a museum in the shape of a castle with exhibits both inside and out.
children
adults
0.00
3.90
Osaka Science MuseumThis interactive center is a great way to spend a few hours and learn a little more about science.
all ages
students
2.60
1.95
Umeda Sky Building40 stories high, this strange building offers a great view of the stars at night.
adults
ages 4-12
9.75
4.55

Osaka Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hotels offer breakfast as part of your stay, but there are lots of great options for cheap food around town.2.60 - 5.20
Budget lunchStreet vendors are everywhere and a great place to find some great eats while diving into the local culture. 3.25 - 5.85
Budget dinnerSushi, sushi, sushi! You'll find it everywhere with many different varieties available.5.20 - 9.75
Beer (pint)Whether you're walking down the street markets or sitting at a restaurant, you'll find beer sections throughout the city.2.60 - 3.90

Osaka Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Subway ride in Osaka1.30 - 2.27
Train ride within Osaka0.78 - 1.62
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When to visit Osaka

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January49371.8
February50372.5
March57424.1
April68514.1
May76605.7
June82687.2
July89766.2
August92783.6
September85716.3
October74604.4
November64502.7
December54411.7

Osaka Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:01am6:10pm
21 Jun4:45am7:14pm
21 Sep5:45am5:57pm
21 Dec7:01am4:51pm

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