Here is the overview for this report: All in Business, All for $200 And $30,000 US AIR Miles
Getting There: Unless you are staying here for a conference, do not stay here. It is not close to central Osaka. If you are here for a conference, then have your work pay the car service.
Where are you Hyatt Regency Osaka? If you’ve been keeping track of this mess of a trip, you have noticed that the only well-thought out part of the itinerary was the initial cost of the ticket which is why the post is named All in business, all for $200 and 30,000 US Air Miles.
The disoriented fun continued in Osaka. We arrived late and missed the last bus to the city. The choice was to take the train or pay $115 for a taxi. Frugal, economical, cheap, or all of the above we decided to take the train. The train required three changes, three hours, and thirty times the headache of a basic taxi ride. While I commend myself for being able to navigating the entire metro system of Osaka, the expression ‘penny wise and a pound foolish’ comes to mind.
As we got closer to the hotel, it didn’t take much for us to figure out that we would not be exploring Osaka tonight. The hotel was literally on an island and the only way to get off was the aforementioned expensive taxi or to swim for it. Fortunately, we found a place right around the corner that had great sake and sushi, allowing us to eat and drink our poor planning sorrows away.
As for the hotel, it was nice but don’t stay here unless it is on purpose. Here are some pictures.