29 Best Hotels in The Kansai Region, Japan

ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe

$$$$ | 1-chome 1 Kitano-cho, Kobe, 650-0002, Japan Fodor's Choice

One of the tallest buildings in Kobe, this hotel stands out at night when its brightly lighted tower points heavenward. The entire hotel is sumptuous, spacious, and chic. Rooms are sleek and modern, done up in restful shades of chocolate and cream. Corner rooms on higher floors have superb views over Kobe. Beneath the lobby are five floors of shops and restaurants, including Wakkoku. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Kitano-cho; the Shin-Kobe Ropeway is just outside, and several hiking trails, including one to Nunobiki Falls, pass very close to the hotel. It's three minutes from downtown by subway.

Pros

  • Nice views of the city
  • Connected to Shin-Kobe Station
  • Efficient and knowledgable staff

Cons

  • One of the city's pricier options
  • Some guest rooms are a bit dated
  • Bathrooms are on the small side
1-chome 1 Kitano-cho, Kobe, 650-0002, Japan
078-291–1121
hotel Details
592 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka

$$$$ | 1--3--1 Dojima-hama, Osaka, 530-0004, Japan

One of Osaka's most venerable deluxe hotels, the Crowne Plaza overlooks Naka-no-shima Park. The 24-story building is a handsome white-tile structure with some unusual architectural features like great fluted columns in the lobby and an enclosed courtyard dotted with trees. The main bar is a throwback to a 1950s English gentlemen's club. Guest rooms feature shades of chocolate, tan, and cream, while the cups are traditional Japanese ceramics.

Pros

  • Centrally located
  • Interesting architecture
  • Cozy rooms

Cons

  • At least a 10-minute walk from heart of the Kita area
  • Regular rooms are on the small side
  • Service is efficient but a bit too businesslike
1--3--1 Dojima-hama, Osaka, 530-0004, Japan
06-6347–1112
hotel Details
493 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Cross Hotel Osaka

$$$$ | 2--5--15 Shin-sai-bashi-suji, Osaka, 542–0085, Japan

One of Osaka's most stylishly modern and hip hotels, Cross is perfectly located for exploring the south side of Osaka. The bold, red glass–fronted exterior and spacious, design-focused rooms have the feeling of being at a boutique hotel—albeit one with over 200 rooms. The amenity-filled, spacious bathrooms—a rarity in Osaka—are another highlight.

Pros

  • Excellent bathrooms with large tubs
  • Right in the center of Minami's dining, shopping, and nightlife
  • Friendly, energetic staff

Cons

  • Between night-owl guests and the highway below, it can be somewhat noisy
  • Pricey for a midrange hotel
  • Breakfasts are a bit hit-or-miss
2--5--15 Shin-sai-bashi-suji, Osaka, 542–0085, Japan
06-6213–8281
hotel Details
229 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Edosan

$$$$ | 1167 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8301, Japan

Individual cottages, some with thatched roofs in the greenery of Nara Park, make Edosan one of Nara's most peaceful and unique lodgings. Indulge in a traditional kaiseki dinner served in your cottage while you gaze through a large round window out into the lush landscape. One cottage has a private bath, and there's also a communal bath for other guests.

Pros

  • Perfect location in Nara Park
  • Closest neighbors are the deer
  • Great in-room dining

Cons

  • Traffic from nearby road
  • English not spoken
  • Most cottages do not have a private bath
1167 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8301, Japan
0742-26–2662
hotel Details
10 cottages
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi Nagahori Dori

$ | 1--5--24 Nishi-Shin-sai-bashi, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

For travelers on a budget, the Hearton Hotel Shin-sai-bashi offers a good location and very reasonable rates. Located in Amerika-mura, a short walk from the Shin-sai-bashi subway stop and the Mido-suji and Shin-sai-bashi shopping streets, the Hearton is perfectly situated so you can take advantage of Osaka's shopping and nightlife. The rooms are small but comfortable. The hip Planet 3rd café is next door.

Pros

  • Good location for shopping and nightlife
  • Inexpensive rates
  • Friendly and helpful staff

Cons

  • Simple rooms
  • Not many amenities
  • English is limited
1--5--24 Nishi-Shin-sai-bashi, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
06-6251–3711
hotel Details
302 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hilton Osaka

$$$$ | 1--8--8 Umeda, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Glitz and glitter lure expense-accounters to the Hilton Osaka, in the heart of the business district, a typical Western-style hotel with endless marble and brass. The high-ceiling lobby is dramatic and stylish, and the arcade is home to designer boutiques. The five executive floors have a lounge for complimentary continental breakfasts and evening cocktails, and the decor is 21st-century art deco with a Japanese streak.

Pros

  • Deluxe and executive floors have stylish rooms
  • Good spa and indoor swimming pool
  • Across from JR Osaka Station

Cons

  • Little sets it apart from less expensive hotels
  • Service is hit or miss
  • Restaurants and breakfast are just average
1--8--8 Umeda, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
06-6347–7111
hotel Details
525 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Fujita Nara

$$$ | 47-1 Shimosanjo-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8236, Japan

Centrally situated between JR Nara Station and Nara Park, what this simple hotel may lacking charm and ambience, it more than makes up for in location and price. The pink wave-shaped lighting in the atrium harks back to the 1980s economic bubble. There are two restaurants, one of which, Hanakagami, serves Japanese cuisine.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Reasonable rates
  • Bicycle rentals

Cons

  • It feels like a business hotel anywhere in Japan
  • Clean but dated rooms
  • Often crowded with tour groups
47-1 Shimosanjo-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8236, Japan
0742-23–8111
hotel Details
117 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Nara Club

$$ | 21 Kitamikado-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8204, Japan

On a street of old houses with traditional gardens, this small hotel is reminiscent of a European pension. The small, simply decorated rooms have dark-wood furnishings and private bathrooms. Here you're away from the hustle and bustle, but it's only a scenic 20-minute walk from Todai Temple. A meal plan is available.

Pros

  • Peaceful location
  • Not far from main sights
  • Home-cooked meals using local produce

Cons

  • Long walk from train stations
  • Cozy, but lacks the elegance of a traditional ryokan
  • Rooms are cozy but basic
21 Kitamikado-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8204, Japan
0742-22–3450
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel New Otani Osaka

$$$$ | 1--4--1 Shiromi, Osaka, 540-8578, Japan

Indoor and outdoor pools, a rooftop garden, tennis courts, and a sparkling marble atrium make this hotel a popular choice for both Japanese and Western travelers. The modern rooms, large by Japanese standards, afford handsome views of Osaka Castle and the Neya River. Rooms have pale color schemes accented with geometric patterns and Japan-inspired prints. There's a lot here—it's like a city within Osaka Business Park. Spend an evening in the teppanyaki restaurant on the 18th floor enjoying Osaka-jo in all its floodlit glory.

Pros

  • Rooms facing the castle have beautiful views
  • Large rooms
  • Many amenities

Cons

  • Not as centrally located as other hotels
  • Outdoor pool only open in July and August
  • Rooms without castle views are average
1--4--1 Shiromi, Osaka, 540-8578, Japan
06-6941–1111
hotel Details
578 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Nikko Nara

$$$ | 8--1 Sanjo-honmachi, Nara-shi, 630-8122, Japan

The city's largest hotel provides plenty of creature comforts in rooms with thick carpets and large windows that let in lots of light. Given its location next to Nara JR Station, the rooms are remarkably quiet. All have private baths, and there's a communal bath as well. Close to downtown restaurants, the hotel sits atop a popular shopping arcade. The lobby, however, is on the third floor and can be difficult to find.

Pros

  • Connected to JR Nara Station
  • Near dining and shopping options
  • Courteous staff

Cons

  • Rooms and bathrooms are relatively small
  • Overpriced during peak seasons
  • Feels like a midrange hotel anywhere in Japan
8--1 Sanjo-honmachi, Nara-shi, 630-8122, Japan
0742-35–6812
hotel Details
331 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Nikko Osaka

$$$$ | 1--33 Nishi-Shin-sai-bashi, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

A striking white tower in the colorful Shin-sai-bashi district, the Nikko is within easy reach of shopping meccas like Amerika-mura. What you pay depends on the amenities, as the twin and double rooms are all the same size. For a little more comfort, opt for a room on one of the L floors for a couple of thousand yen extra. Black-and-white photographs of Mido-suji-dori ornament the walls. 

Pros

  • Excellent location near shopping and nightlife
  • Premium rooms are spacious with views over the city
  • Friendly, efficient service

Cons

  • A good value much of the year, but overpriced during peak seasons
  • Regular rooms are dated
  • Can get crowded with tour groups
1--33 Nishi-Shin-sai-bashi, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
06-6244–1111
hotel Details
603 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Okura Kobe

$$$$ | 2--1 Hatoba-cho, Kobe, 650-8560, Japan

Rising 35 stories over Meriken Park, this is one of the city's best lodgings. Beautifully furnished, the hotel lives up to the Okura chain's reputation for excellence. Rooms were designed by David Hicks, who has also done interiors for the British royal family. The hotel has a well-equipped health club and stunning views of the bay from the beautiful Sazanka Teppanyaki Restaurant on the 35th floor.

Pros

  • High level of customer service
  • Choice of Western or Japanese rooms
  • Great views

Cons

  • The extras are pricey
  • Western rooms are somewhat dated
  • A bit of a hike to most of the city's sights
2--1 Hatoba-cho, Kobe, 650-8560, Japan
078-333–0111
hotel Details
474 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hotel Piena Kobe

$$ | 4--20--5 Ninomiya-cho, Kobe, 651-0093, Japan

With its excellent staff, comfortable rooms, and award-winning breakfasts, Hotel Piena is a step above other midrange business hotels in downtown Kobe. Just a short stroll from the fashionable Kitano area, Sannomiya Station, and Shin-Kobe Station, the hotel is a good base for exploring the city and surrounding area. While the rooms are smaller than those of higher end hotels, they are elegant, comfortable and good for travelers who plan to spend most of the day out sightseeing. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, happy to give advice about sights in the surrounding area. With its central location, affordable price point, good food, and excellent service, Hotel Piena is one of the best all-around values in the city.

Pros

  • Excellent location for sightseeing in Kobe
  • Award-winning breakfasts
  • The staff go out of their way to be helpful

Cons

  • Rooms are smaller than higher-end hotels
  • Though spotless, the rooms feel a bit dated
  • Noise from the highway is audible in rooms on lower floors
4--20--5 Ninomiya-cho, Kobe, 651-0093, Japan
078-241–1010
hotel Details
90 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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InterContinental Osaka

$$$$ | 3--60 Ofuka-cho, Osaka, 530-0011, Japan Fodor's Choice

Since it opened in 2013, the InterContinental Osaka has been regarded as one of the city's top luxury hotels. In addition to the excellent service that you'd expect, the hotel offers beautiful nighttime views of the city skyline from rooms on the 20th to 32nd floors. Bose speakers, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations are among the high-tech touches in rooms that blend classic furnishings and sleek modern design.

Pros

  • Excellent location next to Umeda Station
  • Lovely views
  • Everything's completely up-to-date

Cons

  • One of the most expensive hotels in the area
  • Although good, service is not always at a five-star level
  • Navigating the Osaka Station complex to get to the hotel can be confusing
3--60 Ofuka-cho, Osaka, 530-0011, Japan
06-6374–5700
hotel Details
272 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Kankaso

$$$$ | 10 Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8212, Japan Fodor's Choice

At once exquisitely refined and delightfully friendly, Kankaso exemplifies the best of Japanese hospitality, and a delicious kaiseki dinner is included, as is breakfast. Beautiful gardens surround this peaceful ryokan near Todai Temple, and inside, elegant ikebana arrangements adorn the alcove. Each room is decorated with scrolls and pottery. Although the building has been renovated over the centuries, its 1,200-year-old central beam testifies to its longevity. The communal baths look out onto the gardens. 

Pros

  • Long history of serving foreign guests
  • Traditional architecture
  • Convenient to Nara Koen

Cons

  • Little English spoken
  • Due to the traditional architecture, it can be chilly in winter
  • Common areas are clean but worn down
10 Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8212, Japan
0742-26–1128
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Kobe Portopia Hotel

$$$$ | 6--10--1 Minatojima Naka-machi, Kobe, 650-0046, Japan

A huge hotel with every imaginable amenity, the sleek Portopia Hotel rises high above the city. The restaurants and lounges on the top floors have panoramic views of Rokko-san and Osaka Bay. Ask for a room in the south wing if you want a balcony and ocean view. It's a bit isolated on man-made Port Island, but has complimentary shuttle buses to and from Shin-Kobe Station throughout the day. The location is somewhat countered by the fact that everything from food—Chinese, Japanese, and French—to clothing is available inside the hotel.

Pros

  • Lots of facilities
  • Sweeping views
  • Close to the airport

Cons

  • A little dated
  • Not convenient for downtown sightseeing
  • Can get crowded with conference and tour groups
6--10--1 Minatojima Naka-machi, Kobe, 650-0046, Japan
078-302–1111
hotel Details
745 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Nara Hotel

$$$$ | 1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8301, Japan Fodor's Choice

Built in 1909, this hotel is a beautiful synthesis of Japanese and Western architecture. The high ceilings, wide hallways, and sumptuous beds are fit for, well, an emperor. The filigree-patterned light shades and silver-painted room heaters are all original. The lounge shows bits of the hotel's history, including the piano played by Albert Einstein during his visit. Although most rooms have a good view of the gardens or the temples, those in the new wing are not as grand as the traditional rooms in the old wing. Dinner is a special event in the old-fashioned Edwardian-style dining room, where excellent French food is served.

Pros

  • Very spacious rooms
  • Top-class service
  • Imperial atmosphere

Cons

  • Nothing here comes cheap
  • Historic charm to some can feel dated to others
  • Getting to the hotel requires a hike up the hill or short taxi ride
1096 Takabatake-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8301, Japan
0742-26–3300
hotel Details
132 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel

$$$$ | 1--1--43 Abeno-suji, Osaka, 545-0052, Japan Fodor's Choice

One of the city's newest luxury hotels looks out over the city from Osaka's tallest building and has some of the best nighttime views of any hotel in the region. Situated on the 38th to 57th floors of the new Abeno Harukas Building, the floor to ceiling windows give every room a bright, airy feeling that complements the subdued but trendy decor. The Premium Corner rooms offer views from two angles as well as a view from the bath. Located above Tennoji Station, the hotel is a short train ride from many tourist attractions and a short taxi from the nightlife areas of Namba and Shin-sai-bashi.

Pros

  • Being directly above Tenno-ji Station gives it easy access to many of Kansai's sights
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Outstanding views over the city

Cons

  • Not walking distance from the center of Osaka's shopping and nightlife
  • Service is not always up to five-star standards
  • Bar and lounge have high cover charges and are often crowded
1--1--43 Abeno-suji, Osaka, 545-0052, Japan
06-6628–6111
hotel Details
360 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka

$$$$ | 5--3--68 Naka-no-shima, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan

Built in the 1930s, the well-established Rihga Royal is where the royal family stays when visiting Osaka. The place contains more than 20 restaurants, bars, and karaoke rooms, and no fewer than 60 shops—in addition to more than 1,000 rooms and suites. The West Wing has standard rooms for business travelers, the Tower Wing standard and executive floors. Each executive floor has a nature theme, so depending on your mood stay on the forest, sky, flower, or sea floors. A stay in the VIP tower means free access to the swimming club's two rooftop pools (other guests pay ¥2,000). A shuttle bus drops you off at the Umeda and Yodoya-bashi stations.

Pros

  • The scale is impressive
  • Amenities abound
  • Imperial visits set it apart from similar hotels

Cons

  • Less-than-convenient location requires taking the shuttle bus
  • Regular rooms are small
  • Hotel is clean but dated
5--3--68 Naka-no-shima, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan
06-6448–1121
hotel Details
1,033 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Ryokan Nanto

$$ | 29 Kamisanjo-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8228, Japan

The quietest ryokan on the city side of Nara Park, the Nanto has airy tatami rooms with a simplicity fit for a Zen retreat. Interior rock gardens are placed throughout the mazelike collection of rooms, which makes finding the communal bath an adventure. There are large rooms that are perfect for families; most rooms have toilets, some have tubs. A Japanese breakfast is included. Ryokan Nanto is halfway between Kintetsu Nara Station and JR Nara Station.

Pros

  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Located between Kintetsu Nara Station and JR Nara Station
  • Guests can reserve private baths

Cons

  • Limited English
  • Cash-only
  • Location is convenient, but less charming than Naramachi or Nara Koen
29 Kamisanjo-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8228, Japan
0742-22–3497
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, No credit cards

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Ryokan Seikanso

$ | 29 Higashikitsuji-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8327, Japan

Of the many inexpensive, small ryokan in Nara-machi, this family-run establishment is the best pick for its spotless rooms and attentive service. The quiet neighborhood contributes to the inn's relaxed atmosphere. Simple accommodations overlook a large central garden. For those interested in local history, sit down for a chat with Mr. Shigeki whose family has owned the building for three generations. This place is very popular, so it's best to book far in advance.

Pros

  • Cheap and cheerful
  • Great breakfasts
  • Lovely courtyard garden

Cons

  • Rooms are getting on in years
  • Shared toilet and bath
  • Rooms and common areas are clean but dated
29 Higashikitsuji-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8327, Japan
0742-22–2670
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Ryokan Tsubakiso

$$$$ | 35 Tsubaki-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8343, Japan

Friendly service and delicious meals, which are included in the basic rates, make for a relaxed stay in this quiet mix of old and new. The newer wing has suites with private baths, whereas rooms in the old wing share a communal bath. A green tea porridge breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the interior garden. Prices include a kaiseki dinner and breakfast, and there are reduced prices for stays of three nights or more. Tsubakiso is down a quiet side street in central Nara, about a 10-minute walk from either of the main train stations.

Pros

  • Lovely garden
  • Central yet quiet location
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request

Cons

  • Communal bathing is not for the shy
  • Limited English
  • Nearly as expensive as ryokan located in Nara Koen
35 Tsubaki-cho, Nara-shi, 630-8343, Japan
0742-22–5330
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka

$$$ | 6--1--55 Uehonmachi, Osaka, 543-0001, Japan

An excellent base for exploring Osaka, the Miyako is also handy when you plan on taking day trips to Kyoto and Nara—the Kintetsu Ue-hon-machi Station next door offers quick access to both cities. Osaka Castle and Tenno-ji Temple are each a 15-minute walk away. The Miyako is comfortable and stylish with a staff who are attentive without being obsequious. As an added bonus, a new shopping center and theater are connected to the hotel.

Pros

  • Excellent location for visiting other Kansai cities
  • Discounts for booking online
  • Airport shuttle available

Cons

  • Less luxurious than some of its rivals
  • The main sights and nightlife require a cab ride
  • Can get crowded with tour groups
6--1--55 Uehonmachi, Osaka, 543-0001, Japan
06-6773–1111
hotel Details
577 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Shin-Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza

$$ | 5--5--15 Nishi-Nakajima, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan

Part of a no-nonsense chain of business hotels, the Shin-Osaka Washington Hotel Plaza is the smartest of its kind. The rooms are not large, but are comfortable and nicely designed. Among the highlights is the China Table Chinese restaurant, equally well-known for its food and city views. The hotel is convenient to JR Shin-Osaka Station, where you can catch the bullet train.

Pros

  • Great location if you have an early train to catch
  • Good value
  • Nice Chinese restaurant

Cons

  • Not very close to any sights or nightlife
  • Tiny rooms
  • Many staff members have limited English
5--5--15 Nishi-Nakajima, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan
06-6303–8111
hotel Details
490 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Superhotel Kobe

$ | 2--1--11 Kano-cho, Kobe, 650-0001, Japan

This budget-friendly business hotel is cheap and cheerful; it's also in a convenient downtown location. The bathrooms are tiny, and for these prices you shouldn't expect stunning interior design. But you get a clean, functional space with a comfortable bed in central Kobe, halfway between the city's two main train stations.

Pros

  • Bargain prices
  • Central location
  • Great value

Cons

  • Small rooms
  • Narrow beds
  • Few amenities
2--1--11 Kano-cho, Kobe, 650-0001, Japan
078-261–9000
hotel Details
87 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Swissôtel Nankai Osaka

$$$$ | 5--1--60 Namba, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan Fodor's Choice

European-style furnishings and mellow contemporary art make the standard rooms at this high-end hotel some of the best in the city. As an added bonus, and unlike many other hotels in Japan, staying guess can make use of the pool and gym for free, and there are also discounts at the hotel's excellent restaurants. Be sure to enjoy a drink in Tavola 36, the hotel's top-floor sky lounge. If you are coming from the airport, use the courtesy phone to request a bellhop to collect your bags as soon as you get off the train. Take the third-floor exit at Nankai Namba Station.

Pros

  • Best location in Osaka
  • Higher-end rooms are luxurious
  • At Nankai Namba Station

Cons

  • One of the most expensive hotels in the area
  • Not very accommodating for families with kids
  • Basic rooms are somewhat dated
5--1--60 Namba, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
06-6646–1111
hotel Details
546 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka

$$$$ | 2--5--25 Umeda, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Fodor's Choice

More intimate than the city's other luxury hotels, the Ritz-Carlton combines a homey atmosphere and European elegance. King-size beds with goose-down pillows and dark-wood furnishings grace the guest rooms, and the bathrooms have plush robes and fluffy towels. All rooms have flat-screen TVs with plug-in panels where you can attach your electronic gadgets. A rarity in Japan, the rates include use of the pool, hot tub, and fitness room.

Pros

  • Luxurious to the last detail
  • High-tech touches
  • Stunning views

Cons

  • Rates hit the stratosphere
  • The Old Europe decor isn't for everyone
  • Breakfast is a letdown for this class of hotel
2--5--25 Umeda, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
06-6343–7000
hotel Details
292 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The St. Regis Osaka

$$$$ | 3--6--12 Honmachi, Osaka, 541-0053, Japan

One of Osaka's top luxury hotels, the St. Regis offers an oasis of comfort just a short walk from the lights and excitement of Shin-sai-bashi and Namba, and a short train ride from many of the city's major sights. The rooms strike a balance between modern chic and plush elegance, while the bright and airy 12th-floor lobby looks out over a rooftop Japanese garden. Service is impeccable as befits the St. Regis brand, going so far as to offer a full butler service that includes unpacking luggage, personal wake-up visit with coffee, and other guest requests.

Pros

  • Butler service
  • Luxurious interiors
  • Real attention to detail

Cons

  • Very expensive, especially by Osaka standards
  • Honmachi Station is not a convenient base for visiting other places in Kansai
  • For the class of hotel, breakfast is merely okay
3--6--12 Honmachi, Osaka, 541-0053, Japan
06-6258–3333
hotel Details
160 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Toyoko Inn Shinsaibashi Nishi

$ | 1--9--22 Kita-horie, Osaka, 550-0014, Japan

Close to the laid-back cafés of Minami, the Toyoko Inn is a comfortable business hotel with rates that won't empty your wallet. All the amenities a budget traveler needs are here, including computers with free internet access in the foyer. The rates include a light breakfast of rice balls, miso soup, and coffee. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Shin-sai-bashi subway station.

Pros

  • Excellent value for the area
  • Helpful staff
  • Located near the Minami hot spots

Cons

  • Small rooms
  • Few amenities
  • Clean but dated facilities
1--9--22 Kita-horie, Osaka, 550-0014, Japan
06-6536–1045
hotel Details
144 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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