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4 Recommended Guesthouses and Pension Houses in Osaka

Osaka is home to many guesthouses and pension houses that are not only convenient for sightseeing, but are also inexpensive. Here are four such lodging facilities.


1. Carpe Diem

Located in a residential area that is about a 10 minute walk from Osaka Castle Park, Carpe Diem is a lodging facility located inside a Japanese-style building This guesthouse has a very stylish vibe thanks to the fusion of the Japanese garden and guestrooms with a Western-style gallery and kitchen. If you make a reservation in advance, you can also experience Japan’s traditional culture such as Japanese food, wearing a kimono, calligraphy, and tea ceremony. It is recommended for those who want to be enjoy Japanese traditions while staying in a hotel. Rates in this establishment vary depending on the number of people in your group, but they all include breakfast (check homepage for more details).

2. Pension Lee

Pension Lee, which is about a minute’s walk away from JR Osaka Tenmangu Station, is a safe, secure, clean and convenient lodging facility with only four guestrooms. Each room is equipped with a TV, refrigerator, bath, and toilet with bidet. Lodging rates here are very reasonable at 6,514 JPY (excl. tax) for one person, and 4,862 JPY (excl. tax) for two people The couple that runs this place is also very friendly. Pension Lee is a pension house that is recommended to people who want to stay without worry while enjoying the kindness of the people of Osaka.

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2. Pension Lee

3. A La Maison

A La Maison is just 500m away from Tanimachi Yonchome Station. Its guestrooms are Japanese-style rooms with tatami flooring. There is a terrace on the roof from where you can marvel at the street below while lounging on the sofa and hammock. You can also relax at the bar on the first floor. If you like animals, then you will be happy to know that you will be welcomed by the dog and cat that belong to the owner. The owner is from France, so French is OK. To those who want to relax and stay in the heart of Osaka, you should definitely try this guesthouse.

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4. Kuzunoha Ryokan

Kuzunoha Ryokan is a lodging facility that is just a three-minute walk from Miyakojima Station. Higashi-Umeda Station is just a 6 minute train ride away, so access to Umeda, one of Osaka's busiest districts, is easy and quick. Both the exterior and interior of this place have an atmosphere that will make you feel how it was in Japan in earlier eras. It has a retro vibe and is very clean thanks to meticulous cleaning. The landlady also provides great hospitality. Lodging rates are quite low, starting at around 5,000 JPY per person per night. People who want to slip back in time and see the old Japan that they have seen in movies should check out this guesthouse.

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4. Kuzunoha Ryokan

What all lodging facilities here share in common is that their staff, including their owners and landlords, welcome guests with great friendliness and warmth. You should try these guesthouses when you visit Osaka.

*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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Writer: Arata Ishiko

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