Kishibe Station Hotel
"We stayed here in Osaka as part of a two-part booking as I accidentally booked one night too little for this hotel.
The hotel is highly recommended though, the deluxe room was an absolute delight and the breakfast was also delicious. You have to book the breakfast the night before, but it is worth it. We had the Western Set every morning although there is an enticing Japanese set on offer.
The hotel is 170 yen and about 15 minutes by train from Osaka station, which is in the North of the town, and then you have to change to either the JR lines or metro lines to go to the main sights of Osaka. On the same line the other way is Kyoto (540 yen and between half an hour and an hour away depending on whether you change to a rapid train or not)
The trains do add up though, so watch out for that. Plus trains in Japan all stop at between 11 and 12 so if you want to go out on the town be prepared for an all nighter.
The hotel was very clean and our room was lovely. I spoke mostly in Japanese to the staff, but they didn't give the impression that English was their strong point. They were all incredibly friendly though and did offer some English when my Japanese failed me.
All in all, good stay."Show more