8.5

Excellent
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Housekeeping16
Breakfast2
Shops1
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Takashimaya Department Store

60 m

Seijo Ishii

120 m

Ikari Supermarket

140 m

Namba Marui

180 m

Tetsugenji Temple

190 m

Popular landmarks
Dotonbori

510 m

Kuromon Market

670 m

Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street

710 m

Tsutenkaku

1.5 km

Minami (Namba)

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Tourist Information NAMBA

160 m

Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Meguro

220 m

LABI1

230 m

Osaka Prefecture Gymnasium

260 m

Namba City

260 m

Hotel Ichiei

"Room is quite large compared with others nearby."

Sutida - July 21, 2020
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Hotel Ichiei

1-6-8 Nambanaka Naniwa-ku, Namba, Osaka, Japan, 556-0011 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, look no further. Strategically situated in Namba, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dotonbori. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Osaka

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Vending machine

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport14.7 km

Rooms available at Hotel Ichiei

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room With Extra Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Japanese Style 8 Tatami
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Family (5 People)
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 futons
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Deluxe Japanese Style Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds or 2 futons
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Modern Japanese-Style Room A
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 futon
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Deluxe Japanese Style Room for 3 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 futon
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Japanese Family
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Quad Family Room
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Modern Japanese-Style Room B
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Ichiei?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Ichiei?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Ichiei?

Parking is available for a fee of 2000 YEN per day.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Ichiei?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1300 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What are my dining options at Hotel Ichiei?

Hotel Ichiei features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Ichiei?

Hotel Ichiei does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Ichiei?

Osaka Namba Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 270 m away from Hotel Ichiei.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Ichiei?

Hotel Ichiei is located in Namba, famous for good restaurants such as Kouro-an, Japanese Dining Hotaru and Cafe Veloce Nanba West entrance.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Ichiei?

Hotel Ichiei is located in Namba area which features shopping places such as Shinsekai Ichiba, Namba Parks and Namba Walk.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Ichiei?

Guests at Hotel Ichiei can easily visit Dotonbori, Tsutenkaku and Nipponbashi Denden Town located in the Namba area.

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What people love about Hotel Ichiei

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Room is quite large compared with others nearby."

    Sutida

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    July 21, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "It was such a great room with my child."

    Sutida

    |

    July 21, 2020

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "The second room I thought was a great deal because the space was insanely large and was marketed as a traditional Japanese style room."

    Derek

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    March 27, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 3,090 Osaka properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Room size
52 sqm.
Service score
8.7/10
Better than
98
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
98
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of Osaka properties
Bigger than
98
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
91
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of Osaka properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,437 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.7
Location
9.5
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Hotel Ichiei

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Hotel Ichiei, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Osaka.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Hotel Ichiei. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the ryokan. The ryokan provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The ryokan is entirely non-smoking.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the ryokan come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Hotel Ichiei offer a layout option like a separate living room. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the ryokan. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Hotel Ichiei. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa.


Around the property

While in Osaka, take some time to venture outside of Hotel Ichiei. Photograph yourself in front of Osaka Castle located 4.0 km away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this ryokan's food and dining options score it better than 94% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 98% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 98% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

61 mentions

Internet

20 mentions

Breakfast

14 mentions

Food & Dining

8 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Nepali

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Spa

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]

Available in all rooms

  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • TV
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
Location
1-6-8 Nambanaka Naniwa-ku, Namba, Osaka, Japan, 556-0011
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    14.7 km 18 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    24.9 km 45 min drive

Public transportation

  • Osaka Namba Train Station
    270 m 5 min walk
  • JR Namba Station
    400 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Cosme Store
    490 m

Shopping

  • Shinsekai Ichiba
    1.5 km

Convenience store

  • Family Mart
    80 m 3 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    210 m 2 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Dotonbori
    510 m
  • Kuromon Market
    670 m
  • Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street
    710 m
  • Tsutenkaku
    1.5 km
  • Minami (Namba)
    1.7 km
  • Osaka Castle Park
    3.5 km
  • Osaka Castle
    4.1 km
  • Kuchu Teien Observatory
    4.6 km
  • Universal Studios Japan
    6.1 km
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
    6.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Takashimaya Department Store
    60 m
  • Seijo Ishii
    120 m
  • Ikari Supermarket
    140 m
  • Tourist Information NAMBA
    160 m
  • Namba Marui
    180 m
  • Tetsugenji Temple
    190 m
  • Nanba
    200 m
  • Baton d'or
    210 m
  • Namba Nan Nan
    210 m
  • Tavola 36
    210 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Children 0-6 years old stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • The property can keep your baggage after check-out.
  • From September 2017, smoking is not allowed at the property.
  • From January 1, 2017, the property will collect an accommodation tax.
  • Parking is available at an additional charge. Guests are required to contact the property after receiving booking confirmation.
  • According to local tax regulation, guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):
    effective from January, 2017
    Accommodation tax of JPY 100 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates JPY10,000 and over and less than JPY 15,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 200 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates less than JPY 20,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 300 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates of JPY 20,000 and over.
    effective from June 1,2019:
    Accommodation tax of JPY 100 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates JPY7,000 and over and less than JPY 15,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 200 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates less than JPY 20,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 300 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates of JPY 20,000 and over.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until01:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1300 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors8
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 22
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1972

Parking

  • Daily parking fee2000 YEN

Reviews of Hotel Ichiei from real guests

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8.5
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.7
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.7
Value for money8.3
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10.0
Exceptional
John from Singapore
Solo traveler
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Excellent location & price!”

Spacious, clean & well deco rooms! Right next to Namba station!

Hotel Ichiei is one of the best hotel I have stayed in Japan. The Japanese Western room is very large compared to the shoeboxes in Tokyo. The deco are a mixture of old & modern Japan which have blended in beautifully. WiFi is available on each level and can be easily access (& fast) from the room. The main selling point for Hotel Ichiei is the location. It is conveniently located next to one of Osaka major rail/subway interchange - Namba Station. At Namba subway (Midosuji line), you can catch a train to Shin-Osaka where all the shinkansen(bullet train) are. A enjoyable 7 min walk from Hotel Ichiei down the Ebisubashi, you will find the main eatery street in Osaka - Dotonbori. If you love Japanese cuisines, you will love Dotonbori! I only wished that I have enough time (and tummy space) to try out each restaurant on Dotonbori!

Reviewed December 19, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
TSENG from Taiwan
Family with young children
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in January 2011

Great location ”

helpful staff

We've stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. The room is very spacious, clean and comfortable. The location of Ichiei is very convenient to access to the shopping and eating area. Ichiei is also located in the vicinity of Namba Station, Namba City, Nankai Line Station and the Railway Stations of Osaka Subway System, which allows you to reach to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe, etc. without any problem if you can easily read the Chinese characters. We'd like to stay in Ichiei again next time when we travel to Osaka, and would highly recommend to friends or the others who will trip to Osaka in the near future.

Reviewed February 09, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
CHOU from Taiwan
Family with young children
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in January 2011

preferable location”

helpful staff

We've stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. The room is very spacious, clean and comfortable. The location of Ichiei is very convenient to access to the shopping and eating area. Ichiei is also located in the vicinity of Namba Station, Namba City, Nankai Line Station and the Railway Stations of Osaka Subway System, which allows you to reach to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe, etc. without any problem if you can easily read the Chinese characters. We'd like to stay in Ichiei again next time when we travel to Osaka, and would highly recommend to friends or the others who will trip to Osaka in the near future.

Reviewed February 09, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Hannah from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 1 night in September 2011

Beautiful traditional room with modern facilities”

Beautiful room, staff went above and beyond and a great location

after some confusion trying to find the hotel we found the ichiei building was exit 6 of namba (subway) station - just turn right and you're faced with the hotel entrance! this is by far the best hotel i stayed in for the whole holiday. there was ample room for our luggage and for us to spread out in the main living area. i was glad we got to weather out the typhoon that was hitting at the time in this hotel. we had planned to stay in the mountains the next night, but the staff (and other locals we had met) advised us against it because of the typhoon. we loved the room so much we decided to extend our stay and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we could stay in the same room - i was so glad because it was gorgeous! it's close to the osaka night life, which we didn't sample, and the shopping - but we did explore temples and shrines in the area, which are about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. transport is brilliant, with the namba subway and the jr namba station both close to the hotel. i hope to return to osaka in future and stay here again!

Reviewed October 03, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Suzette from Philippines
Couple
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 5 nights in February 2010

Good hotel Ichiei”

The staff are warm and polite. There is a day manager who speaks english well and is very helpful. The room size is big and always neat. The shower in the bathroom is very easy to manipulate. No need to keep mixing hot and cold to get your preferred temperature. Once you set the temp, that's it! The ionizer gets rid of room smells. The heated toilet seat was awesome since we went there during early spring. The pillow is very interesting! Would have bought one but was too expensive (over 8,000 yen). Internet at the lobby (8th floor).
The walls in the room were a kind of striped cement. Sort of like instead of flattening the cement to make the wall, they used some kind of "comb" to make the textured wall. This can be very sharp if you happen to rub against the wall. The bathroom almost had complete amenities. Except for body lotion. Which seems to be the norm in Japan? I've stayed in 4 different hotels in Japan and so far, 3 of them didn't have body lotion. The water heater in the room (for tea) has no english instructions.

Hotel Ichiei is very central. It's just right outside Namba station across the street. The rooms are spacious and warm. It felt a little too warm at some point and we didn't know how to lower the heater because the only thermostat control we found was for the a/c. And we couldn't turn that on either. Ichiei feels like an old hotel that's been given a face lift. The rooms are renovated. They should do the lobby and corridors next. But all in all, with the friendly staff, spacious room and central location, you'll enjoy your stay at Hotel Ichiei.

Reviewed February 19, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Poey from Singapore
Solo traveler
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 4 nights in July 2010

Very cosy room at fantastic location”

Prime location, nice room, very friendly staff
NIL

I stayed for 4 nights, and I must say I enjoyed my stay very much. The hotel is located in Namba just diagonal to Marui OIOI and opposite to Takashimaya. As the Nankai station is just across the road, this place is ideal for me as it gives me easy access to the train back to airport. Also, it's in close proximity to the shopping streets (Ebisubashi & Shinsaibashi-suji). The hotel staff are nice and friendly, and there are a few English speaking ones as well. The room is very nice and cosy, much bigger than hotels in Tokyo. If I were to go back to Osaka someday, I'll definitely choose Hotel Ichiei again.

Reviewed July 18, 2010

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8.8
Excellent
Huilee from Australia
Group
Japanese Quad Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Very good location, friendly and helpful staff. Both modern and japanese style rooms is a plus. ”

Fantastic location close to subway Namba stations. So it so easy for us to visit different places in Osaka by train. Nankai-Namba station is just across the road and we can get to Kansai International airport in just about 30 minutes. There is also a bus service outside the hotel to Atami aiport. Very short walk to Kuromon Market and Dotombori Area means we can conveniently do last minute shopping since Osaka is our last stop in Japan. There is a Japanese restaurant next to hotel reception for convenient breakfast or dinner. However there are lots of places to eat in Namba station and nearby shopping areas. I think the hotel is reasonably priced considered its location. We will definitely come back to this hotel when we return to Osaka again next time. Would be good if more mirrors can be installed in the rooms without changing the deco of tradition japanese style rooms.

Reviewed April 04, 2019

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8.3
Excellent
Ho from Singapore
Solo traveler
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Great Location, Clean, big and stylish room”

Clean, big, opposite to Nankai station, above subway. With WiFi.

I stayed at the hotel alone for 3 nights taking the western Japanese style room. Hotel Ichiei was just above a subway exit so no worry of rain and shine. The only thing is that some part only have staircases. I had to carry my luggage up. When I checked out, I had decided not to use the subway exit. It is eaiser if you cross the road to the Nankai station, over there has escalator. Nankai station goes to Kansai airport and also other sightseeing places. The room is nicely decorated, super big. The room of the 4 star hotel I stayed at another location was very small. My brother who is a frequent traveller to Japan told me that most hotel rooms are very small. When I posted up picture of my room, he said he may stay here in his next trip. The room is clean and nice, with a big living room, a low table and chairs. Tatami laid in the living room. Beds are futons. The furniture is not new, but it is not worn off, didn't bother me. The reception is at 8th floor, outside the reception is a big area with small round tables and chairs. It will be good for business meetings, and chill out with family and friends rather than hiding in the room all the time. One more thing I like the most is the Wifi facility. The other hotel I stayed only provides USB plug for internet connection. I only brought my iPhone so could use USB. When I arrived at Ichiei, the first thing I did was to connect my iPhone to WiFi and start using Whatsapp and sent pictures of the hotel to my brother and friends. No worries if you don't have computer or smart phone, the hotel provides a desktop and a printer for you to use for free. It is on the 8th floor also. Staff members are helpful though not very fluent in English. Namba area is just 5 minutes walk with alot of food places open till late. I had my dinner at 10pm after whole day shopping. As a solo traveller, the hotel is absolutely safe to stay. I saw alot of Japanese families staying here. The money I paid is definitely worthwhil

Reviewed April 30, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Simon from Canada
Couple
Japanese Family
Stayed 4 nights in May 2010

Hotel Ichiei - a good place to stay in Osaka”

- The location - The size of the rooms - The price
- The only con is the lack of the traditional japanese bathing room with the large soaking tub

We stayed at Hotel Ichiei in may of 2010. We were extremely hapy with the hotel, the size of the room, the price, and most especially the location. it could not have been more convenient to central Osaka and the places you want to be near (like Dotonburi). With the hotel being actually on the 6th floor of the building, street noise was low, even with the window open. The rooms were large and clean (we had the 55sq. meter room) and very comfortable. You might want to put an extra layer of padding under the futon, however, as a single layer is quite thin... Would we stay there again ? Absolutely. We would not look for anywhere else. highly recommended.

Reviewed May 26, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Kah from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

nice experience!”

traditional experience in japan city
make sure u doesnt mind sleeping on such mattress

hotel ichiei osaka is a nice experience for us. we enjoyed it alot cos it's the first time we had stayed in such room setting. we took lots of photos in the room. you dont feel like you are in the middle of a city. hotel staffs are nice and helpful too. rooms are clean & bath room are reasonably big. location is really good as there are lots of shopping and eateries just downstairs. we really enjoyed it & thanks again to agoda!

Reviewed May 13, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Min from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Excellent hotel”

Room size, location, wifi

i'm very satisfied with my stay at hotel ichiei. the location is awesome with the namba subway entrance leading to the entrance of the hotel. there is a also a convenience store on the ground floor. there is free wifi in the lobby and the rooms. the lobby is extremely comfortable and has a nice view of namba. the room is extremely spacious and comfortable. definitely one of the biggest hotels and it is very value-for-money.

Reviewed May 24, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
Twin Room With Extra Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Well-maintained and reliable”

Hotel Ichiei is clearly an old hotel but how it has been maintained and the quality of the service is still excellent and worth trusting. The room was clean, the resources provided were adequate, and there is a good view of the bustling city. Luggage storage on the 4th floor was an additional resource that cost separate but is very useful. The location is very ideal, as it sits across the city subway station and the restaurants and bars that surround it are of very good quality. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the JR-Namba Station.

Reviewed July 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 6 nights in March 2010

Hotel Ichiei ”

Large rooms, very clean, comfortable, modern, (we stayed in the Western Japanese room) friendly and professional staff. Close to everything.
I had a little dificulty working out the air-cond switch. but once I got it sorted it was fine

This Hotel was right near the Namba train station and about 12 mins walk to the Namba JR station. It is positioned in the hub of Namba Terrific shopping (stores, stalls and markets) is right there. Lots of small restaurants and casual dining at realistic prices. You can expect to eat lunch at a sushi (sushi train) place for about 1,200 yen...really cheap. The Hotel was superb, so clean and the staff were great. Highly recommended to stay, Our best stay in Japan. Osaka is a great middle point so you can easily see, Universal Studios, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and Tokyo using the Train system.

Reviewed March 12, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Antman from Israel
Group
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 4 nights in October 2011

euthentic and charming”

Location and

jappanese style room has the air of an authentic classic japanese home, and the service of class a hotles. the room was realaxing and charming. we enjoyed our stay from minute one, through the whole stay. the great location,in the heart of namba, is full of life at night time, and great for shopping. in whole, ichiei hotel made our vacation in japan memorable and enjoyable. thank you!

Reviewed November 07, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
kai from Singapore
Couple
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 3 nights in September 2010

Wedding anniversary”

Hotel room is spacious and location is superb for food and shopping.

The stay at Hotel Ichiei is enjoyable. The location is superb as all the shopping and eating are within walking distance from the hotel. As the hotel is not so new, the door has to be locked manually. The entrance to the hotel room is not so bright (our room 710)and we need to grope for the lights. The wall of the interior is very rough and it can cause hurt if the hotel guest is not mindful. The walking to JR Namba is a bit far with luggage but overall it is manageable. Would suggest you take the Midosuji line from Osaka station to the hotel if you do not hold the JR pass.

Reviewed September 28, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
David from United States
Solo traveler
Modern Japanese-Style Room A
Stayed 1 night in January 2010

Wonderful Ryukan Hotel in Center of Osaka”

Range of room types from very traditional to western. I stayed in a hybrid traditional/modern room which was wonderful. Right in the center of Namba - a bustling market district of Osaka. Easy transportation anywhere in the city. Friendly staff (though not all versed in english)
rooms might say 'no smoking' but that does not appear to be respected - I had no problem in my room, but a friend did get a very smoky room they had to switch.

I am very glad I stayed at Hotel Ichiei and would definitely stay there again. if you want a traditional ryukan experience in the middle of the city, this is a wonderful find and relatively in expensive. They also have a traditional breakfast on special order and a traditional dinner restaurant. Also close to Namba station and market center - both hubs for shopping and transportation.

Reviewed January 17, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
PATSORN from Thailand
Group
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

impressive service and beautiful room decor”

beautiful room, great atmosphere

great location hotel. next to Nankai Numba Sta. and subway Namba sta. exit 6 the lobby is on the 6th floor of the Ichiei building, might hard to find at first. Inside, the room was so nice and comfy. if you love the japanese style room or wish to try, this is the great place for you. i would recommend this hotel to others.

Reviewed May 01, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Dennis from United States
Couple
Japanese Family
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

HUGE rooms”

Great location, huge rooms

Compared to most Japanese city hotels, the rooms in this one are huge. We had a room for two, but it could've easily slept five (there was actually extra bedding in the closet). The rooms themselves are quite beautiful and very comfortable to stay in. The hotel is very convenient, being right above a metro station (Midosuji Namba station, exit 6). If you take the shinkansen into Shin Osaka, you can take the Midosuji line directly to the hotel. If you have a JR pass, don't be tempted to navigate your way through the JR lines to the hotel, especially if you have a lot of luggage (we did that going there and took the Midosuji line back.... definitely worth shelling out a couple yen for the subway). The hotel is also very convenient to a lot of shopping, with a Takashiyama Department store across the street and a short walk to Shinsaibashi.

Reviewed March 02, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Wei from Australia
Couple
Twin - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2010

good location, big room”

very big bedroom (so big that i was a bit scared and couldn't fall asleep!!!, comfortable matress, warm toilet seat (important in winter), nice staff (speak very good English, to my surprise), nice ambience with traditional Japanese background musics. very convenient location (right above the Namba station) and close to everything.
can't think out anything

Having stayed in very small hotel rooms in Tokyo and Kyoto, Hotel Ichiei really surprised me. The hotel room was so big, with two double beds, a couch and sofa set, TV table, make up table and other things in the room, we can still run around without knocking down anything. Hotel staff speak very good English and the manager was very warm hearted and provided useful information on sightseeing and transport. We stayed in a western style room but the traditional Japanese room which my friends stayed in was also very nice. I would like to try that next time.

Reviewed January 09, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Tiffany from United States
Couple
Japanese Style 8 Tatami
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Traditional Japanese Room with Modern Sleek Style”

Easy access to public transportation and shopping, spacious rooms, great hotel service

The Hotel Ichiei is just steps from the Osaka subway (at most 3 minute walk), and 5 minutes away from other railways. Situated in Namba, it is just down the street from great shopping locations and restaurants/bars.

Reviewed March 04, 2013

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