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Osaka: 5 Traditional Airbnb vs 5 Modern Hotels

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Osaka has so much history and culture, yet still manages to amazingly exude the modern Japanese urban lifestyle. It can get a little tough when deciding on your ideal accommodation in this city. Fret not—we've prepared the perfect guide for you!

Hotels 5. Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel

Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located above the 38th floor and has direct access to the Tennoji Station. So staying at this hotel can guarantee you not only convenience, but also gorgeous views of the city's landscape. On the 58th floor, guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the city from the panoramic view point on the 58th floor. The hotel's air-conditioned rooms have Sealy beds, a coffee machine, an electric kettle, a minibar, ironing facilities, a safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom.

Shopping opportunities await as the hotel is located just above the Kintetsu Department Store. There is also a fitness centre, a free-use business centre, a museum and an outdoor terrace on site as well. For dining, guests can enjoy Japanese and Western meals, as well as Teppanyaki grill dishes on the 57th floor and buffet on the 19th floor.

The hotel is a 10-minute train ride from Namba Station and a 20-minute train ride from Osaka/Umeda Station. Additionally, Tennoji Zoo is a 10-minute walk away. Also, a 1-day Studio Pass/2-day Studio Pass for Universal Studios Japan can be purchased from the hotel. The said attraction is also just a 30-minute train ride away.

4. Hotel Vista Premio Dojima, Osaka

Hotel Vista Premio Dojima is located in the heart of Osaka and consists of a café, a convenience store and has free Wi-Fi access in all areas. It is also located 15 minutes away from the riverside Nakanoshima Park, where guests can take morning strolls at. The rooms in this hotel have a work desk, a fridge and a flat-screen TV that comes with satellite channels and on-demand video. There is also a humidifier and an electric kettle with herbal tea.

The hotel offers massage, laundry and ironing services that guests can enjoy upon request. The 24-hour front desk also features a currency exchange counter. For dining, head down to the Vista Café which features an amazing interior and serves Japanese breakfast. The hotel is conveniently located, at just a 20-minute train ride from JR Shin-Osaka Train Station and Osaka Castle, and the Osaka International Convention Centre is a 10-minute train ride away. The Hankyu and Hanshin Department Stores are also accessible within a 10-minute walk from the property.

3. Hotel Hanshin, Osaka

Hotel Hanshin is conveniently located near Osaka's train stations and is known for its large public hot spring baths and hot spring water in every en suite bathroom. Every room has free Wi-Fi, large windows, a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with tea bags. Their public bath area is chargeable and includes open-air baths, hot tubs and saunas. Free massage services are also available upon request. Currency exchange and concierge services are offered at the 24-hour front desk.

For dining, guests can head over to Nen restaurant for French cuisine while Hanza serves delicate Japanese cuisine. Additionally, Xiang-Hu restaurant offers Chinese cuisine while there's a cafe located next to the lobby as well. The hotel is located at just a 10-minute train ride away from Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Station, and Umeda Sky Building is just a 15-minute walk away. The very famous Osaka Castle is accessible with just a 12-minute train ride.

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