September 11, 2017
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokans in Osaka, Japan
Osaka is getting a popular destination for overseas visitors. The city is easy to get around both for shopping and gourmet experiences. We show you popular and reasonable hotels which are conveniently located for sightseeing in Osaka. There are different types of hotels. Find suitable one for you.
1． The Park Front hotel at Universal Studio Japan
Universal Studio Japan is one of the most popular attractions in Osaka. Would you like to stay in an official hotel of Universal Studio Japan? Then try “The Park Front hotel at Universal Studio Japan”. It opened in August 2015, so it’s the newest official hotel.
It’s located just in front of the studio, only 80m away. It is designed in the early 20th century New York style and you feel as if you are in the attraction park. The bathroom and the toilet are separate in each room and the rooms are relatively large compared to other official hotels. It’s good for both families and friend groups.
Name: The Park Front hotel at Universal Studio Japan
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Konohana-ku, Shimaya, 6 Chome-2-52
Access: 1min walk from Universalcity Station
Map: Map to The Park Front hotel at Universal Studio Japan
2． Hotel Sunroute Namba
Namba is the center of Osaka Minami. The access to Kansai Airport is good and you can find good shopping and dining spots in Namba. “Hotel Sunroute Namba” is located nearby Dotonbori, the center of Namba. You can spot the hotel easily as the hotel is has a unique colorful appearance.
The interior is pop with vivid colors. The rooms are made in a practical manner and you will be satisfied with facilities. Osaka’s specialties, takoyaki and okonomiyaki are served in breakfast. You can enjoy Osaka taste from morning.
Name: Hotel Sunroute Namba
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Nipponbashi, 1-1-13
Access: 2 min walk from Nipponbashi Station
Map: Map to Hotel Sunroute Namba
3． Tennen Onsen Spadio
Capsule hotels used to be for business people who missed the last train to get home. But there are many fancy capsule hotels recently and getting popular for foreign tourists.
This hotel Spadio is quite popular as it facilitates a natural spa pumping water from 1000m deep. There are many types of bath including an outdoor bath. A sauna is also available. They provide hair gels, tonic water and so on, so it’s convenient for an unplanned last minute stay too. It’s only 5min walk from JR Namba station and very convenient for late arrivals or early morning departures.
Name: Tennen Onsen Spadio
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Sakuragawa, 2-1-1
Access: 1 min from Sakuragawa Station
Map: Map to Tennen Onsen Spadio
4． Tennen Onsen Yugirinoyu Dormy Inn Premium Namba
The hotel chain Dormy Inn opened a new hotel in Namba in September 2016 “Tennen Onsen Yugirinoyu Dormy Inn Premium Namba”. Dormy Inn Premium is a high class version of Dormy Inn hotels and it has a bit of Japanese style accommodation.
The public bath area is large and using the natural spa water. Some rooms have a washing/drying machines useful for a long stay. Dormy Inn original ramen “Yonakisoba” is complimentary every night! Relax and enjoy a bit of ryokan-taste at this hotel with all tatami rooms.
Name: Tennen Onsen Yugirinoyu Dormy Inn Premium Namba
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Shimanouchi, 2-14-23
Access: 4 min walk from Nagahoribashi Station
Map: Map to Tennen Onsen Yugirinoyu Dormy Inn Premium Namba
5． Cross Hotel Osaka
“Cross Hotel Osaka” is located within a minute walk from Ebisubashi which is the most busy area in Namba. When you enter through the façade with “X” logo, the stylish lobby coordinated in red welcomes you.
The interior in each room is practical and also stylish. Rooms have a separate bathroom from a toilet, which is hard to find in city center. The neighborhood is perfect for shopping, gourmet dining and drinking. A bar located in the underground of the hotel has fish tanks with more than 10000 tropical fish. Enjoy classy time in this hotel.
Name: Cross Hotel Osaka
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Shinsaibashisuji, 2-5-15
Access: 2 min walk from Namba Station
Map: Map to Cross Hotel Osaka
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6． Harmonie Embrassee Osaka
“Umeda” is one of the main areas in Osaka. It has attracted many high class hotels, especially opening of Grand Front Osaka and redevelopment of Chayamachi area. One of them is “Harmonie Embrassee Osaka” which has a unique style. This is a luxurious hotel designed by the world famous architect Tadao Ando. The outside is also quite impressive.
It’s a small size hotel with 38 rooms but offers you luxurious ambience. The service is fantastic and you would feel as if you are at your own home. Enjoy this relaxing hotel!
Name: Harmonie Embrassee Osaka
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Chayamachi, 7-20
Access: 4 min walk from Hankyu Umeda Station
Map: Map to Harmonie Embrassee Osaka
7． Oedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
Minoh is a bed town near Osaka city and famous for rich nature while it’s so close to Osaka city center. It’s known for Japanese maples and the waterfall. The old Minoh Kanko Hotel has been renovated by the Oedo Onsen Group recently and reopened as an Onsen-themed attraction park.
In this hotel, guests can enjoy many different type of public baths, public theater and comedy shows every day. The outdoor bath which has limited to hotel guests have a view of Osaka Plain from 180m the high spot. It’s only 3 min walk from Hankyu Minoh Station and the access from Osaka city is very good. It’s a perfect hotel for those who want to enjoy both Osaka sightseeing and onsen.
Name: Oedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Minoo-shi, Onsenchō 1-1
Access: 5 min walk from Hankyu Minoh Station
Map: Map to Oedo Onsen Monogatari Minoh Kanko Hotel
8． Workhotel Annex Tenjin no Yu
Takatsuki city is located just at middle of Osaka and Kyoto. “Workhotel Annex” is located between Hankyu Takatsuki Station and JR Takatsuki Station. You are asked to take off shoes at the entrance of this hotel as you would in an onsen ryokan. This hotel has a good variety of spa facilities like an onsen ryokan, such as an outdoor bath located 22m above the ground, a nano mist sauna.
All rooms are non-smoking and has simple stylish interior. Access to Kyoto or Osaka is only 15min by JR and it’s very convenient for sightseeing. It’s recommended for people who want to relax and enjoy luxurious atmosphere.
Name: Workhotel Annex Tenjin no Yu
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Takatsuki-shi, Takatsukicho 16-5
Access: 3 min walk from Takatsuki Station
Map: Map to Workhotel Annex Tenjin no Yu
9． Remm Shin-Osaka
“Remm Shin-Osaka” is directly accessible from Shin-Osaka Station, the Shinkansen station in Osaka city. You can take an express Haruka from Kansai Airport to get to Shin-Osaka. It’s also 25 min to Itami Airport, 30 min to Kyoto or Kobe city by JR Shinkaisoku, 15 min to Namba by Subway Midousuji. It’s very conveniently located for travelers.
The hotel is only 3 min walk from the station exit. The room has a minimum facility but designed for good quality sleep. You wouldn’t believe it’s next to a Shinkansen station. There is a massage chair in a room. It’s a perfect hotel for people who need to move around Osaka.
Name: Remm Shin-Osaka
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Yodogawa-ku, Miyahara 1-1-1
Access: Direct access from Shin-Osaka Station
Map: Map to Remm Shin-Osaka
10． Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
“Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport” is the only hotel at Kansai Airport, located in “Aero plaza” which is directly connected to the terminal 1 and the train stations. It’s only 1 min walk from the terminal building. The rooms are designed for soundproof and equipped with light-blocking curtains. You wouldn’t feel it’s a room in an airport hotel.
There are many restaurants and shopping areas in Aeroplaza and the terminal building. It’s also easy to access to the largest outlet mall Rinku Premium Outlet by a shuttle bus. The hotel is only 35 min to Osaka city. It’s a quite convenient hotel!
Name: Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Address: Ōsaka-fu, Izumisano-shi, Senshukuko Kita 1
Access: Direct access from JR/Nankai Kansai Airport Station
Map: Map to Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Stay in a nice hotel in Osaka!
Did you find a hotel you like? You probably want to stay in a hotel in the area which is not only good for sightseeing in Osaka city but also has a good access to suburbs, Kyoto or Kobe. Pick up a convenient hotel for you! Then visit the surrounding areas in Kinki region too!