Here are 2 rules:
- I have a budget. This means nothing fancy, except if it's a must-see, must-try kind of thing. And in my opinion, the only things that are must-see or must-try, are things that locals participate in.
- I want to experience local life as much as possible. I'm not really into expensive touristy stuff, though I do enjoy it sometimes. I'd just prefer to experience how locals live, which explains last line of point 1 above.
Also because Osaka's got a major airport, so flying in will be easier. No other specific reason.
If you've got a suggestion as to where I should fly in besides Osaka, leave a comment!
There're probably a few places I want to try staying in, so I won't just be in one place. Planning to do a homestay, booking a place through Airbnb (@airbnb). This way, I can actually see how a local lives as well as meet somebody new. That costs about $45/night. I could try a hostel, but I'm not so keen on the idea as of now.
Another place I want to stay at is a capsule hotel. Maybe one like Capsule Hotel Asahiplaza Shinsaibashi for about $46/night. I hope those capsules are safe.