【2018 Edition】 The 10 Best Accommodations Around Osaka’s Minami and Kita Areas
In Osaka, the area surrounding Namba is called “Minami” (south) while the area around Umeda is called “Kita” (north), and they are both busy commercial districts that showcase the best of Osaka. Below are 10 lodging facilities around the Minami and Kita areas that are highly praised by guests based on reviews and word of mouth.
Accommodations Around Minami
1. Super Hotel Lohas Honmachi Subwayline Yotsubashi Exit 24
Super Hotel Lohas Honmachi Subwayline Yotsubashi Exit 24, which is a one-minute walk away from Hommachi Station, is a business hotel that is located just two stations away from the Namba area. You can choose from a wide array of rooms ranging from a standard room that can fit up to two guests, to a room with loft beds that can accommodate up to three guests, and finally connecting rooms with two rooms that are linked together. There is also a hot spring bath inside the premises. This hotel is committed to the preservation of the environment, so it uses natural diatomite soil on the ceiling of the guest rooms. If you return the toothbrush that comes with your room, you will get sweets in exchange, and if you choose not to have your room cleaned when you stay for consecutive nights, then you will get Kenko Shinsosui-brand healthy volcanic water as a gift. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. English-speaking staff are available.
2. Vessel Inn Shinsaibashi
Vessel Inn Shinsaibashi is a business hotel that is a 5-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station and near Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai (Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street), Americamura, and other famous sightseeing spots. All guest rooms here are non-smoking rooms (there is a smoking area inside the hotel), and are pleasant spaces equipped with air purifiers with humidifiers. There are three types of rooms available at this inn, comprising the Single Room that is simple yet functional, the Twin Room, and the Universal Single Room that is designed for those who use wheelchairs. Children aged 12 years old and younger who sleep with their parents get to stay for free (no additional beddings provided), and cribs, strollers, and other equipment can also be used for free, so this inn is recommended for families. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
3. karaksa hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi I
Karaksa hotel is a 7-minute walk from Nagahoribashi Station, which is just a stop away from Shinsaibashi. It is a business hotel with a Japanese-style design. You can choose from five types of room available here, including the twin and triple rooms, and a room with bunk beds. The Hollywood Twin is a room that is made up of two connecting rooms, so it can fit up to four guests, making it perfect for families and groups. There are 24-hour supermarkets near the hotel. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English and Tagalog. You can also use an interpretation service via videophone.
4. Super Hotel Osaka Tennoji
Super Hotel Osaka Tennoji is 6 minutes away from Tennoji Station on foot. It is a business hotel that is found near the famous sightseeing spot Abeno Harukas and the Shinsekai (New World) district. Inside this hotel, you will find a hot spring bath where you can soak and relax to your heart’s content. There is a “No key/No check-out” policy in place for all guest rooms. Various rooms are available here, including single and twin rooms, as well as rooms with loft beds and tatami flooring, and connecting rooms. Guests get to enjoy a complimentary Japanese-Western breakfast, in which they can eat such dishes as Osaka’s specialty - takoyaki (octopus dumplings.) Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms and public areas. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
Accommodations Around Kita
1. Osaka Umeda OS Hotel (Osaka)
Osaka Umeda OS Hotel is a 7-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, which is the heart of Kita district. Situated right above Higashi-Umeda Station, it boasts a prime location within a 10-minute walking distance from Umeda Station. When it comes to guest rooms, you can choose from the compact but comfortable Single, Double and Twin rooms, and the quite luxurious Deluxe Twin. The annexed restaurant serves buffet-style breakfast. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms. There are staff who can speak English.
2. Five Court Umeda
Located in a spot 5 minutes from Higashi-Umeda Station, Five Court Umeda is walking distance from the center of Umeda. There are 21 guestrooms available here, and you can choose from any of these four designs: modern, natural, cool, and chic. The modern-type room can fit up to two guests, while the rest of the rooms can sleep up to three guests. Some of the rooms come with a simple kitchen that is equipped with a microwave oven. Smoking is prohibited in all guestrooms. Wi-Fi is free in the guestrooms. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
3. Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda
Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda, situated a mere 3-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, is a business hotel that boasts excellent location as it is near the Kansai International Airport Limousine Bus stop. You can choose from single, semi-double and twin rooms, or a triple room that comes with an extra bed. The hotel’s cafe serves buffet-style Japanese breakfast every morning, and is characterized by its rich variety of dishes, including freshly baked croissants. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English.
4. Umeda Plaza Hotel
Umeda Plaza Hotel is a 15-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and 10-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda Station. All of its 49 guest rooms are double rooms that are fitted with separate toilet and bath. The bathroom comes with free bath amenities and hairdryer. There is also a supermarket that is open until late at night nearby, so it is quite convenient. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas.
5. Hotel Daiki
Hotel Daiki is a minute’s walk from JR Temma Station, which is just one stop away from Osaka Station. It is located close to Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai (Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street), which is famous as the longest shopping district in Japan, so it is an area where you can have your fill of affordable and delicious food. As for guest rooms, you can choose from single, twin and triple rooms, or the Japanese-style room that can fit 3-5 guests. The rooms measure at least 35 sq.m., up to a maximum of 45 sq.m., so they are quite spacious. There is a cafe that plays jazz music on the 1st floor, and if you book a table you will be able to eat bread, egg dishes, and other breakfast delights. There is a cat inside the premises, so this hotel is recommended to those who want to make a feline friend. Wi-Fi is free in the guestrooms.
6. Sunplaza Rinkai
Sunplaza Rinkai is a weekly-type lodging facility where you can stay as if you live there. It is a 20-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and Umeda Station, and a 5-minute walk from Nakatsu Station. It may be located near the center of the city, but its surroundings are still enveloped in a tranquil and calm atmosphere. You can choose from four types of rooms – single, semi-double, double and twin. Each room comes with its own bathroom and mini kitchen. You can use a microwave oven for a fee. There are rental bicycles, too. Wi-Fi is free in the guest rooms.
The Minami and Kita areas are both packed with spots where you can enjoy sightseeing, dining and shopping. Multiple train lines run through these ares, so they offer easy access to other areas in the city as well. The hotels featured in this article are the perfect bases for sightseeing in 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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