Summer in Japan and summer in Osaka can be scorching hot! Do you feel like freshening up at a hotel with a pool? Then here are five of the best hotels with pools in Osaka.
1. RIHGA Royal Hotels Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotels Osaka has a history of being called "Kansai's state guesthouse." Offering a spectacular view of lights at the town of Nakanoshima from the windows, it’s a hotel where you will enjoy a tranquil time. This hotel has a full-fledged regulation-sized pool that is 1.15m deep and 25m long, and many of its guests choose to stay here for that pool. Aside from the pool, you can also relax in the jet bath, shapeup pool with both still and vibrating baths, and the hot tub sauna.
RIHGA Royal Hotels Osaka is also famous for its delicious breakfast spread, so go ahead, check it out!
2. Hyatt Regency Osaka
Hyatt Regency Osaka stands on an open site with gorgeous ocean and city views from the top floors.
It is situated near Universal Studios Japan, making it the perfect hotel to stay when you want to sightsee. This hotel has an indoor pool that is open the whole year round and an outdoor pool that can only be used in summer. The indoor pool is a heated pool that just big enough with three 20m lanes, and it bathes in the natural light coming from outside. At the outdoor pool, there is a poolside restaurant that is open during the season to serve guests hotel-made hamburgers, light meals and drinks, so you will get to enjoy that resort vibe while relaxing on the sundeck. And while you’re there, it is recommended that you also experience the beer garden German Beer Garden that they mount on the rooftop garden in the summer!
3. Hotel New Otani Osaka
Located right next to Osaka Castle Park, Hotel New Otani Osaka is a hotel that is surrounded by vast waters and lush greenery. It is famous for the view of Osaka Castle from some of the guestrooms and the scenery becomes even more beautiful at night when the castle is lit up.
This hotel has an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool. The outdoor pool, which is open only in the summertime, is recommended for its open feeling and great view. For those who do not swim, you can still enjoy the resort ambience at the beer garden that is run at the poolside dining place, The Terrace. With a beer in one hand, enjoy the dishes that use extravagant ingredients such as Japanese Kuroge beef while listening to the music played by the DJ or watching hula or Tahitian dance shows and other entertaining performances!
4. Senri Hankyu Hotel
Senri Hankyu Hotel, located very close to Osaka Airport, is an urban resort-type hotel that is filled with an air of luxury. It has been getting great reviews for its overall calm atmosphere and the refined design inside the rooms that helps guests relax. This hotel has a garden pool for guests in the summer. They also have a children’s pool so you can have a great time with your kids. Further, there are tents set up around the pool where you can relax without worrying about sunburn! The beer garden, which is held at the side of the pool, presents samba, belly dancing and other stage performances every Wednesday and Thursday, filling the area with so much excitement! So, how about spending the day at the pool and the night in the beer garden in order to fully enjoy summer?
5. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
Located about seven minutes away from Osaka Station by foot, The Ritz-Carlton Osaka is a luxury hotel that has a reputation for its refined brand of hospitality.
The fitness center that may be used by staying guests for free is fully equipped with a pool and a hot tub. The indoor pool is 20m long, so you can swim freely. It is recommended as a place for relaxing by reading books while lying on the lounge chairs given the bright atmosphere in the room. There are hot tubs inside and outside the hotel, so if you become tired from swimming, you can lay back and loosen up your body in any of those hot tubs The indoor hot tub is lit up late at night, too, giving it a dreamy vibe. You have got to try soaking in the hot tub! They also have arm floaters and kickboards, so you can have fun with your kids in tow!
How about planning a trip to cool off at a hotel pool during the hot summer season?
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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