Practical Information about Osaka
Busiest Airports: Departure from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) or Don Muang International Airport (DMK) / Arrival at Osaka International Airport (ITM), Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Kobe Airport (UKB) and etc.
Major Airlines: Hong Kong Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air Macau, China Airlines, Eva Airways, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, All Nippon Airways, China Southern, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Thai Airways, Shanghai Airways and etc.
Local Time: Local time is GMT +9.
Currency: The currency used in Osaka is the Yen (JPY). Banks are open from 9am to 3pm and are closed on weekends. Major credit cards are accepted but many Japanese operate with cash. There are ATMs throughout the city, but not all of them accept foreign cards.
Communication: The international dialing number for Osaka is +86. Internet cafes can be found through Taipei, and most hotels in Taipei have internet access in their rooms.
Electricity: Electrical current is 100 volts, 50Hz or 60Hz. Plug types may be irregular but the most common are the flat two and three-pin plugs depending on what part of Japan you are in. It is wise to carry an adapter.