Best hotels & accommodations in Osaka
Pros: It's a decent love hotel. Lobby is clean and fragrant, just like the name. Our room was clean. I like that it's spacious considering japan hotels are generally small. The bed was big enough for 2. We even had a small sofa with small coffee table. Plus enough space to put our luggage and also walk around. Location is excellent, near Dotombori shopping district....
Pros: It's a decent love hotel. Lobby is clean and fragrant, just like the name. Our room was clean. I like that it's spacious considering japan hotels are generally small. The bed was big enough for 2. We even had a small sofa with small coffee table. Plus enough space to put our luggage and also walk around. Location is excellent, near Dotombori shopping district. Cons: The toilet which was separate from the bathroom smelled very bad... smelled like urine. We always had second thoughts about using it. Because of this, it made us doubt if the rest of the room was cleaned thoroughly. But aside from the smelly toilet, we like the hotel and had a good stay.
Loved staying here. Firstly the location is great. Right near Dotonbori! The room was INCREDIBLE! Big TV, Comfiest bed, Bubble jet bath with TV integrated into the wall. Heaps of freebies, massage chairs. The staff were lovely, didn't feel seedy for a love hotel. Very clean. I will be staying again on my next visit to Japan. Thank you Hotel Balian!
The room is big, stylish and spacious. Although it is a love hotel, they allow children to stay if accompanied with adults. Their hotel room has many amenities, robe that can use as towel, pyjamas, brush, hair dryer etc. Very comfortable stay and they have a big bath tub with jacuzzi too. Location is near train station too and washing machine available beside the hotel...
The room is big, stylish and spacious. Although it is a love hotel, they allow children to stay if accompanied with adults. Their hotel room has many amenities, robe that can use as towel, pyjamas, brush, hair dryer etc. Very comfortable stay and they have a big bath tub with jacuzzi too. Location is near train station too and washing machine available beside the hotel. They also provide a 3rd bed for child and aircon can be adjust to cold or heater. For those who don’t mind it is a love hotel, suitable for family and couples .
location is good, near train station, shopping district, restaurant... only cons is reception cannot speak english, but they have translator so its ok
I stayed in a superior room, which cost $200 a night. So to start off - yeah, this hotel has some pretty cool features in it. It isn't often that you get to have a pool in your own room, let alone having a room that is that size in Osaka is rare. There are saunas in each superior room, big bathtubs with TV's, big beds, big TV's, plenty of space, adjustable mood lighti...
I stayed in a superior room, which cost $200 a night. So to start off - yeah, this hotel has some pretty cool features in it. It isn't often that you get to have a pool in your own room, let alone having a room that is that size in Osaka is rare. There are saunas in each superior room, big bathtubs with TV's, big beds, big TV's, plenty of space, adjustable mood lighting and music, and quality bathrooms. Some of the rooms look pretty cool as well, but you start to realize a few things as you look closer. You can tell that the hot is pretty old. Yeah, sure, it's had a facelift sometime in the past. But, all the changes are just at the surface. They take pictures that make rooms look larger, there are no glasses of wine waiting for you as a welcome drink, the TV order in menu is non-existent or "sold out", there was a shower built into the wall in our room that said "don't use, decoration only", the sauna didn't work or wasn't hot. It looked cool on the surface, but that's it.
Before you book, mind this is a love hotel, which in Japan are usually meant for couples who rent the room by the hour. The rooms, as well the whole building, has an "unusual" decor, but that's part of the fun. You'll also notice unusual props and not your average vending machines, fitting some special needs the normal guests of this hotel may have during their brief s...
Before you book, mind this is a love hotel, which in Japan are usually meant for couples who rent the room by the hour. The rooms, as well the whole building, has an "unusual" decor, but that's part of the fun. You'll also notice unusual props and not your average vending machines, fitting some special needs the normal guests of this hotel may have during their brief stays. Why I booked this hotel is that I wanted to try what's it like to be in a Japanese love hotel. It turned out a fun experience and I discovered that the money value is in fact very attractive: you get a hotel room which is in fact almost the size of an apartment, with extra comfort, thousands of radio channels, an oversized bathroom, and much more. The only "drawback" if you see this as a regular hotel is that all windows are shut down, so you'll be in permanent darkness and electrical lightning, but that too fits the general purpose of the place. Rooms are noise insulated. They serve breakfast in the room through a special hatch, so the waiter won't see you and you won't see the waiter. Well, the place indeed has some privacy if that's what you're looking for. If you book through Agoda you won't likely have a choice in the room style (each has a different decor) but it won't make a huge difference in your experience.
Taking aside its label as "adult hotel", Hotel Zen is super fully equipped that you can really go there with an empty hands. Daily breakfast delivered to your room. Although it's not in central district, it's 2 metro stops away from Namba, and walking distance to train station with direct trains to Kobe and Nara
Friendly and accommodating staff. Huge room with great facilities.
I was hesitant to book this as I've never been to a love hotel before, but we loved it. HUGE room (for Japan), large comfy bed, large bathroom and great location. Only thing is you have to call the lobby to leave as they literally lock you in (this is due to how love hotels book your short stays). This was never an issue for us so don't worry about it.
no wifi! it's a love hotel.. if you are looking for a place to stay then look for something else 😩
Overall good hotel. Spacious room. Comfortable bed. Amusing interior design. Fully stocked fridge (not free). Breakfast free with choice of drink. Solid bath/shower room. Heated toilet with bidet. TV. Discreet staff. Only con was that the room came with a hitachi “massager” that did not work. I didn’t care about it, but I’m sure if I said something the staff would have...
Overall good hotel. Spacious room. Comfortable bed. Amusing interior design. Fully stocked fridge (not free). Breakfast free with choice of drink. Solid bath/shower room. Heated toilet with bidet. TV. Discreet staff. Only con was that the room came with a hitachi “massager” that did not work. I didn’t care about it, but I’m sure if I said something the staff would have helped me out. The staff was very helpful. They don’t speak English, but this is Japan so that’s to be expected. Overall, a pretty good “bang” for my buck.
Decent enough price, large room by Japan standards (even has a couch). A bit of a walk from closest station, and a few hanged from Osaka or Shin Osaka station.
The hotel is a love hotel with very clean environment and comfortable king bed.I lived there for three nights,the reception can not speak English but soon a lady such as housekeeping she speaks very well English and Japanese.The bathroom is sosoooo big.TV has two adult video channels for free...
Traveler impressions of Osaka
오사카에는 주로 영어를 많이 쓰기 때문에 기본적인 영어만 알면 여행하기 편하며 기본적인 일본어도 알고 있음 길을 찾기에는 안성맞춤 인것 같습니다. 그리고 환전 50엔 정도는 해야 선물사고 필요한 물품이나 쇼핑하는데 무난한 것 같아요.
1일 주유패스를 구입해서 지하철로 이용시에 단기간 여행 목적이라면 많은 이득인 것 같아요
Wonderful place for shopping and going easily around with various public trains system. Good place for business and traveling.
Osaka castle is a must visit. Universal City is cool. Skiing at Biwako Valley was awesome! Food cheaper than Tokyo
Best for people who loves Japanese cuisine, U get best deal for the high quality food wagyu,sashimi, etc
I have been here in Osaka four times and I still love seeing the place! It's always a memorable time for me in this City :-)
Lovely city if you intend to go for the street food, dining and shopping. Osaka itself has not much sightseeing.
But you can do a day visit or stay longer in Kyoto and Nara - much more cultural and lots of temples to visit.
subways are so convenient for travelers to reach anywhere an ease. a busy and modern international city.
Shoppers can find everything in here. Easy to go Kyoto or go south for nature in Wakayama.
actualy osaka is business city but if you go for holiday there is alot of place u can visit for culture nature n sightseeing.
Great location for anyone that wishes to cover Osaka, Kyoto (only 30 minutes by JR Train from Osaka Station) and Kobe (only 30 minutes by JR Train from Osaka Station).
Lots of great food to explore
There is no way to see everything that Osaka has to offer in one night. It'll be at least two or three days before you can explore all the neighborhoods well.
My girlfriend and I hit the Pokemon Gym in Expo park, the Pokemon Center at Osaka Station (and the surrounding areas), and Shinsekai along with Denden Town. It was awesome and lots of fun but everything closes around 8 so we missed out on a lot of things.
I love Osaka. Osaka has almost everything. Main attractions such as Universal Studio, Aquarium, Dotonburi, Shinshabashi Arcade (+ many more arcades), Kuromon market, Housing and Living Museum (can rent Kimono with small token), Osaka Castle, etc etc are MUST visit places at Osaka.
Not to mentioned about Osaka food, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, ramen, etc. Basically you will not feel boring with Osaka even if you stay there 1~2 weeks.
You can enjoy all the Japanese food in Osaka. Almost all worldwide branding can be found in osaka. But I especially like local brand.
Osaka is the best place for Japan lover starter. It's got everything -great location to visit other great cities and its own shopping places
Great shopping places and good food from all over Japan can be found in Osaka. People are generally friendly and helpful especially to tourists.
Another big city which is very convenient to travel around. Good food and lots to shop around. But may not offer you relax time as limited countryside areas
The Universal Studio Osaka is one of the attractive point must go but have to avoid weekend. Too many people & everything is long queqe.
Convenient starting point to vist Nara area, Himeji and Kobe area by train. Popular places to visit are Osaka Castle, Todaji Temple, Nara Park, Himeji Castle & Kobe Harbour.
So much to see and do- make sure you can speak a little Japanese at the very least. It'll help you get around, people are friendly and will go out of their way to help you find where you're looking for.
In a 24 day span, 2 separate trips, I seen so much of Osaka and its tourists attractions most locals told me they didn't see as much as I did.
Once you master (it is seriously complicated though!) the train/subway system, you can easily get to places. The train/subway system is super precise about being on time, being punctual. I traveled to Kyoto and Nara and Kobe/Hyogo all within under 1 hour time each. There are a lot of places to visit/sight see/experience, just ask any tourist information center. Or most people are friendly in giving directions, speaking some minimal Japanese will help tremendously.
the only place in japan that you have to stand on the other of the escalator. Interesting souvenir 'making fun' of the famous one.
Umeda sky building is worth a visit to check out their city view. Visit their Orange street for cafes and home and deco shopping indulgence.
Osaka castle and park are beautiful. Dontobori street has lotsa nice restaurants but very crowded with tourists at night. Universal studio is highly recommended!
Sagano Scenic Railway is a good transport to enjoy the beautiful scene of Hozu valley located in the Katsura River.
Arashiyama is worthwhile to visit if you love rural area.
We were only there for half a day and a night but were very impressed with what saw during this short stay.
Kansai International Airport is a long way from the city centre and plenty of time need to be allowed for getting to and from there
We have difficulty to find the people can speak English, also have problem to use the ticket machine as they have no English to advise how to use!
Osaka Castle is quite nice the around environment view. Dontobori & Shinsaibashi is quite good for shopping.
Great place to try lots of food, esp. the local "okonomiyaki". Kids Plaza Osaka is a great place to take children.
Subway is fairly easy to use. Lots of places to shop and eat in central Osaka.
The beauty of Osaka or Japan as a whole is the people. The history , cleanliness , relaxation is all there.
However , I have not seen a culture more disciplined, respectful, honest, and very helpful towards tourists. They really take time to help out any stranger that they encounter even though they do not speak English very well. If only there is a little bit of Japanese in everyone the world will be a better place.
Overall, I have great experience with no Japanese language knowledge. People are nice and helpful. But, I feel that the information stated by the brochure or attractions are not informative.
I am so disappointed with Universal Studio that, there were not much English information, especially there were some announcement, its only in Japanese. Closing time mentioned were not accurate, whereby some of the park close 2-3 hours before the park closing time. We bought the express pass, but not able to utilize it.
It is worthwhile to pay a short visit in Osaka. It can be that arriving by plane from overseas in Osaka Kansai airport and visit Dotonbori, Peace museum, Osaka Imperial Palace (a must to go), Osaka tower.
Then move to Kyoto for a different fun.
Just a friendly city ..easy to get around..great restaurants and shopping..with staff so very courteous and helpful.
.however, still not open to outside influence as japanese Es only spoken in major tourist locations..can be frustrating