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base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

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base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

Hi all

We are will be going to Japan for 10 days..We want to go to osaka and tokyo and other surroundings. Could you please advise if it is best to base at toyko or osaka? which has a better train system? -Any recommemdation of hotels? 3-4 stars.

thanks in advance

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1. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

Your title says "Kyoto or Osaka" but you content says "Osaka and Tokyo." It's best that you clarify your question first.

For hotel recommendations, please see the hotel reviews here on Tripadvisor.

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2. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

Hi

What I trying to ask is is it better to base myself in oaska or Kyoto to travel around sourrounding areas. So if Osaka is better I will base in Osaka and find a hotel there. If Kyoto is better then I would want to find hotel there? Does that make sense.

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3. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

sorry I just say the typo..It's suppose to be Kyoto not Tokyo.

many thanks

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4. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

There's no wrong answer. It's a matter of personal preference. Either city is fine. They're only 30 minutes from each other via train. Both cities offer easy commuting options.

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5. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

I think your choice depends upon what you want to see and do. I think Kyoto is a more relaxed and historical place than Osaka. Both have a city atmosphere. But I think it is easier to escape the city atmosphere in Kyoto when you want to. I was definitely comfortable walking the streets of Kyoto at all hours day or night.

Both places offer pretty much the same logistics for day trips. So the choice really depends upon what you are looking for in a home base.

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6. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

Having just gotten back from Japan and having walked around both cities I prefer Kyoto over Osaka. I found that Kyoto a much more interesting city to walk around in over Osaka but like the other posters have said it is really personal taste.

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7. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

In Kyoto you're close to a lot of temples, gardens, shrines, old city streets to walk. In Osaka, you can enjoy a modern city with lots of activity, night life.

So it really depends on what kind of atmosphere you want to be closest to.

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8. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

I agree, it all depends on your preferences however I found Kyoto safe and far more beautiful. There is also better choice of accommodation in Kyoto. I would personaly use Kyoto as a base and nip to Osaka for a day maximum.

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9. Re: base in Kyoto or Osaka? which one is best

If you want night life or cheaper hotels, Osaka.

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