Osaka is the third biggest city in Japan next to Tokyo and Yokohama. It is one of the most visited cities in Japan as well. Osaka is best known for its delicious street food and laidback atmosphere. Travelers usually prefer Osaka over Tokyo. If you are traveling to Osaka and have no idea where to stay, here are my top 10 hotels in Osaka for you.
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Hotels in Osaka
Depending on your itinerary, you can choose to stay either in Namba, Osaka station, Universal Studios Japan area or near Kansai International Airport.
Namba is my favorite area in Osaka. I love going to Dotonbori to eat street food. I also love going to Shinsaibashi to shop. This place is just so lively, especially at night time. There are so many things to do. I prefer to stay in Namba since it is also just a few train station stops from Shin-Osaka.
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Infinity Hotel Osaka Dome-Mae was actually where we stayed during our one week in Japan trip last year. I love this hotel because it is one of the most unique hotels in Osaka that I have ever stayed at. It does not have any staff and they have a self-check-in and self check-out system. They will email you the instructions one day before your stay and it is very easy to understand as well. The rooms are also similar to Japanese apartments. It is such a great experience. The room includes a washing machine, microwave oven, refrigerators, and many more.
The location is also really amazing since it is just two train station stops away from Namba station. It is very peaceful and not noisy at night since it is a bit farther away from Namba. This is one of the best hotels in Osaka and I would love to stay here again on our next trip.
Swissotel Nankai Osaka is perfect for you if you are looking for a more luxurious hotel in Osaka. Swissotel Nankai is one of the 5-star hotels in Osaka. It is located above Namba station, right at the heart of entertainment in Osaka. Dotonbori shopping street is also just a short walk from the hotel. It is also just a 20 minutes train ride to Shin-Osaka station where you can ride the bullet train.
If you are looking for a more affordable option to stay in Osaka, Funtoco Backpackers Namba is perfect for you. It is very affordable and safe for solo female travelers. They have a female-only room and they have a mixed dormitory as well. If you want to have some privacy, you can book your own room as well but the bathroom will be shared. It is very near to Namba and Dotonbori as well so the location is also perfect.
If you are worried that you’ll be late for your bullet train, then you should book a hotel near Osaka station. Namba is also just a few train station stops. You don’t have to be worried about missing your bullet train if you stay near Osaka station.
Hilton Osaka Hotel is one of the best hotels in Osaka. It is one of the top picks in Osaka. Just across Osaka station, Hilton Osaka is one of the most convenient and luxurious hotels in Osaka. It is located near the shopping district of Umeda. Umeda Sky is just a short distance away from the hotel.
Another one of the most luxurious hotels in Osaka is the Ritz-Carlton. It is just a few minutes walk from JR Osaka station and Umeda subway station. It is the perfect accommodation for you if you love staying at luxury hotels. If you love European design, then you will love this hotel.
If you are looking for more budget accommodation near Osaka station, you might want to stay in J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse. There’s a private room and there’s also a dormitory styled room. The bathroom and toilets are shared. The location is perfect since it is also near the Umeda sky and Osaka station.
If you are a big fan of theme parks like me, you might want to consider booking a hotel near Universal Studios Japan. I had so much fun when we visited USJ, they even had a Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. You must go one hour before the park opens to line up since there will be a lot of crowds. It will be easier if your hotel is just a walking distance to the park so you’ll be one of the first guests to enter the park.
Just less than a few minutes of walk away from Universal Studios Japan, Hotel Universal Port is a perfect location. It is also very near to the train station.
Hotel Keihan Universal Tower is a more affordable hotel near Universal Studios Japan. It is also located just outside the park which is really great. Guests can also take the express limousine bus to Kansai International Airport. It is a 70-minute drive to Kansai International Airport. Itami Airport is also just a 45-minute express bus ride.
Kansai International Airport
Being late or missing a flight is the worst nightmare for every traveler. In order to avoid this, it is much advisable to book a hotel near the airport. I love staying near Kansai International Airport since it is also near the sea. Your hotel will have a beautiful view of the sea. The only downside to staying near the airport is that you are far from downtown.
Oriental Suites is one of the newest hotels in Osaka. This hotel is perfect for you if you want to be near the airport so you won’t miss your flight. Aside from the Kansai International Airport, this hotel is also near Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle Shopping Centre and Rinku Premium Outlets.
Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport is another hotel near the Kansai International Airport. It is one of the best hotels in Osaka that is near the airport since it is also directly accessible to the airport. This hotel is also just a 3-minutes walk to the airport. It is connected the Terminal 1 via a pedestrian walkway. Guests of this hotel can also relax with the hotel’s massage services at the hotel for a fee.
There are hundreds of great hotels in Osaka. But these are the top 10 hotels in Osaka for me. Depending on your itinerary, you can choose the best hotel based on your location.
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