Information about Osaka covers what you need to know to make your travel experience a great one, from getting around to currency and special tips. When it comes to local travel, the Metro is the way to go. Public transport passes include the JR Pass, ICOCA card, PASMO card and Suica card. At least once while here, you should take a boat trip down the canal that runs through the centre of the city.

    Osaka has a humid subtropical climate with distinct seasons. It experiences mild winters with low snowfall. The summers are hot and humid with a lot of rain. Autumn is generally the best time to visit weatherwise. The currency is the Japanese yen. To get the most bang for your buck, check out the Osaka Amazing Pass, which gives you access to over 30 attractions.

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