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Many Osaka hotels are clustered around Osaka Station. In the listings, the nearest subway or JR station is indicated followed by the number of minutes it takes to walk from the station to the hotel (in parentheses). The Toyoko Inn chain (www.toyoko-inn.com) has some 25 properties in Osaka offering accommodations starting at ¥5,670 for a single room with in-room and lobby Internet access, free 3-minute local calls, a coin laundromat, and breakfast.

Inexpensive -- There are more than a dozen Toyoko Inn hotels in Osaka, including Toyoko Inn Osaka Namba, 2-8-7 Motomachi (tel. 06/4397-1045; www.toyoko-inn.com; station: Namba), offering singles for ¥6,720 and doubles starting at ¥7,770, including Japanese breakfast. Check the website for more information and other locations.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.