Osaka: places to stay as a solo traveller
As part of my 3 week itinerary, I inadvertently booked 2 nights in Osaka (mistakenly thinking it was free cancellation) and then 3 nights in Kyoto. I then thought it was probably a pain having to check in and out of 2 locations as they are fairly close in proximity to one another so cancelled Kyoto and booked the additional 3 nights in Osaka (with free cancellation) being a total of 5 nights in Osaka. Some have mentioned that Osaka is excellent as a central place for train connection and I had thought that I could basically use Osaka as a base and do day trips from there.
From looking at blogs, it now seems to me that Kyoto sounds way more interesting to visit longer and I realise what I probably should have done was to base (5 days) in Kyoto but I can't now. As a solo traveller, my concern is I would have to lug my luggage around with me on the travel day and that would effectively deprive me of a full day trip.
Would it be wise to rebook Kyoto for the 3 nights? ... basically I'm asking is Kyoto effective for a travel base for day trips or should I just stay in Osaka, day trip to Kyoto and leave as is. I'm a bit bewildered.
I will then be travelling to Tokyo for 3 nights.
Thanks in advance for any advice.