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Osaka Hotel Location and Holiday Weekend

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I am currently booked for a trip to Osaka and Kyoto and Hong Kong, though I am still wrestling with my itinerary, and possibly may make some changes. I have a couple of specific questions about Osaka, where I have never visited...

I am booked at the Westin Osaka for two nights in October before going to Kyoto for four nights. I am completely confused about the location. Evidently it is not very central, but there is a shuttle to Osaka station that leaves every 15 minutes. But...Is the station "central"? Will I be able to walk around the central areas (Namba?, Dotonbori?) from the station or do I need to take a train from the station to get where I want to be? How bad (or good) is the Westin's location?

I am not big on hotel shuttles and trains - I much prefer to be in a central location and be able to walk and wander, both during the day and at night. I am concerned that I will feel isolated, and/ or spend a fortune on taxis to get where I want to go. Are taxis easy to get and reasonably priced?

Also, I am there on what is supposedly a huge holiday weekend (Oct. 6-8), and the hotel availability is tight and expensive. Will the holiday weekend not be a great time for me to experience this city for the first time?

Thank you.

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