Osaka: Osakako Station Area
Osakako Station services the attractions of ‘Tempozan Harbor Village’ including the always popular Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel. Though well away from the city centre, Osakako Station is only 10-minutes by train from Hommachi Station, meaning that it remains easy and quick to get from there into the popular areas of Umeda, Kita and Minami – via Hommachi. The real attraction of staying in this area is being nearby the aquarium – one of Osaka’s most popular attractions – and for that reason, accommodation isn’t notably cheaper despite being away from the central city. It is also important to note that while it is located to the south of Universal City Station, the two precincts are not connected by any train lines and therefore are quite distant in terms of moving from one to the other, requiring you to come back into central Osaka and switch train lines.