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Osaka: Top 10 Hotels Selected for Affordability, Anniversaries, and Breakfast

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With so many options for hotels in Osaka, it’s best to choose a hotel based on your needs. In this article, we introduce 10 hotels that are popular for their affordability, for celebrating anniversaries and birthdays, and for offering excellent breakfast buffets.

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Stay at an Osaka Hotel That Suits Your Needs

There are a variety of hotels in Osaka. These include inexpensive but comfortable business and capsule hotels, stylish hotels you’ll want to stay at with your loved one, and hotels that are popular for breakfast.

In this article, we introduce a selection of 10 hotels in Osaka categorized into one of three types below.

1. Business and Capsule Hotels with Affordable Rates
2. Hotels Recommended for Anniversaries and Birthdays
3. Hotels Popular for Their Breakfast Buffet

Select a hotel in Osaka that best suits your needs. Every hotel is located near sightseeing destinations and train stations with outstanding access.

Business and Capsule Hotels You Can Stay at for Affordable Prices

There are sure to be many people that want to reduce lodging expenses so more money can be spent on food and souvenirs. If that’s you, then business or capsule hotels you can stay at for affordable prices are your best options.

First, we introduce four Osaka hotels where you can stay at for relatively low prices.

Every hotel included in this section is very cost-efficient and where you can spend your time comfortably while being affordably priced.

1. La’gent Hotel Osaka Bay

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Want to pay special attention to the location? Then we recommend La’gent Hotel Osaka Bay.

It’s in an amazing location only 10 minutes on foot from JR Universal City Station and 15 minutes on foot from USJ (Universal Studios Japan). Additionally, it’s 15 minutes by train to JR Osaka Station and 25 minutes by train to the Namba area, which also makes it a convenient location for sightseeing in the Osaka city proper.

The hotel is adjacent to Zepp Osaka Bayside, a live concert hall, so it’s especially useful when staying for the purpose of attending live performances or concerts.

It’s also suited for when you’re traveling alone or with friends. The rooms have space and flower garden themes with a maximum capacity of six guests, making it also ideal for families with small children.

Your luggage can be left with the hotel prior to check-in.

Rates start at 4,200 yen per person per night (estimated lowest rate on Rakuten Travel). You’ll enjoy a completely satisfying hotel stay while paying low prices.

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Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Universal City Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Konohana, Sakurajima 1-1-57
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ 24:00 - 10:00

2. Hotel Kansai

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Hotel Kansai is a business hotel recommended to people looking for a cheap hotel in the Umeda area. It’s located 10 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station and Osaka Metro Umeda Station and is situated in the downtown area.

Their rates are astonishing, regardless of its amazing location, and start at 2,900 yen per person per night (estimated lowest rate on Rakuten Travel).

The rooms are simple yet clean. Room types range from Single Rooms to Quadruple Rooms with four single beds, so the hotel can be used by a wide range of groups including solo travelers, groups of friends, and families.

The hotel offers a welcome drink service and luggage storage. It’s also fully furnished with a coworking space where projectors and monitors can be rented (paid).

This makes it useful for when you want to hold a small meeting and is also suited for business purposes.

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Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station and Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Umeda Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Kita, Toganocho 9-15
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ 24:00 - 10:00

3. Henn na Hotel Kansai Airport

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Henn na Hotel has expanded locations across the country since it opened its first location in 2015. If you are traveling through Kansai International Airport, then Henn na Hotel Kansai Airport is an inexpensive and convenient option just nine minutes on foot from Rinku Town Station.

The “Henn na” in its name means to “keep changing” and continuing to try new things is a trait of the hotel. Guests are greeted by dinosaur robots in the ocean-themed lobby who manage the front desk. The hotel has such a high level of satisfaction that 99% of guests answered that they would “stay here again” (according to the official website).

Available rooms include ocean view rooms, rooms equipped with a projector, and more with a maximum capacity of three guests. The hotel is recommended to anyone who plans to travel with Kansai Airport including solo travelers, friend groups, couples, and families of three.

A panoramic view of Osaka Bay is visible from the natural hot springs next door, so you can spend a relaxing time here.

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Access: 9 minutes on foot from JR Kansai Airport Line & Nankai Airport Line Rinku Town Station
Address: Osaka, Izumisano, Rinku Orai-kita 1-23
Check-in/out: 15:00 - 11:00

4. Daitoyo Sauna & Spa Capsule Hotel

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One method to save money is to stay at a capsule hotel. Daitoyo Sauna & Spa Capsule Hotel is far from the typical image of a capsule hotel being like a hostel; instead, it is a hotel with a spa that provides a space with stylish, comfortable private rooms.

The space in each room is large enough that it accommodates a semi-double bed with more than enough space for you to roll around. All rooms are also furnished with airweave mattresses so you can expect quality sleep.

A full array of amenities such as skin lotion and a face towel are provided. Women-only capsule rooms are also available so it can be a safe space even for women traveling by themselves.

The open-air bath is filled with microbubbles that you can expect to gently wash away any dirt or oil on your skin. Several other baths are also available including a jacuzzi, reclining bath with jet streams, rock sauna kept at a high temperature, and a Finnish-style sauna.

It has great access being only a 10 minute walk from Osaka Metro Umeda Station and JR Osaka Station. Its affordability is also appealing with rates starting at 3,200 yen per person per night*. *Men’s hotel rates (Women’s rates start at 3,600 yen and include the sauna, spa, stone sauna, and breakfast).

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Access: 10 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Umeda Station, JR Osaka Station, and 2 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line Nakazakicho Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Kita, Nakazaki-nishi 2-1-9
Check-in/out: 12:00 ~ 24:00 - 10:00

Hotels Recommended for Anniversaries and Birthdays

Many people want to celebrate their anniversary or birthday at a hotel to make memories. Next, we’ll introduce three hotels you’ll want to stay at for a special day in Osaka.

With features like surprise performances or rooms with incredible views, any of these hotels will absolutely delight the star of the day.

5. The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan

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If you’re thinking about spending your anniversary at USJ, then how about The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan? It’s the closest official hotel to USJ being a minute’s walk away from both USJ’s main gate and JR Universal City Station. It’s an incredible location.

Several options are available for anniversaries. Some paid options include decorating the room with balloons, ordering flowers, and preparing a cake.

Rooms with a park view from the bathroom windows are perfect for couples that want to celebrate their anniversary.

The Japanese-style rooms can house up to five guests and are connecting rooms separated into two rooms with a door to ensure sufficient privacy among family. These rooms are recommended to two-generation families or friends and family alike. Bunk bed rooms, which can similarly house up to five guests, are also popular for a girls’ night out.

Other rooms bursting with personality are also available, one of them being a room inspired by pop art in New York City.

The hotel will accept your luggage before check-in, which makes it possible to deliver your luggage in order to travel light to the hotel.

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Access: 1 minute on foot from USJ and JR Universal City Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Konohana, Shimaya 6-2-52
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ 24:00 - 12:00

6. THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI

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Please consider THE LIVELY OSAKA HONMACHI if you want to create a special day as reasonably priced as possible. It’s a minute away from Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Honmachi Station.

The hotel allows you to decorate the room prior to check-in, something that is difficult to do at many other hotels, so you can decorate as you please. If you aren’t good at decorating, then a balloon decoration plan is also available.

Other available plans come with champagne for a celebratory toast or a flower bouquet. However, even if you decide to go ahead without any add-ons, the hotel staff will take good care of you and give advice for your surprise. This is the ideal place for those that want to celebrate a special day whether it be as a couple, friends, or family.

All guest rooms use mattresses made by Serta, the top of the market share in all of the United States and said to bring ideal sleeping comfort. The Theater Room comes with a projector and 100-inch television screen and is great for couples.

The hotel’s rooftop is made into a rooftop terrace where you can admire the neon lights that brighten the streets of Osaka at night.

The free drink service—with options that include coffee, black tea, beer, and non-alcoholic beer—will undoubtedly increase your level of satisfaction during your stay. Additionally, the hotel has a pool table that can be played free of charge as well as bath amenities from international brands. These features will make you feel excited.

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Access: 1 minute on foot from Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line Sakaisuji Honmachi Station and Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line Honmachi Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Chuo, Nishihonmachi 1-5-11
Check-in/out: 12:00 ~ 25:00 - 11:00

7. Harmonie Embrassee Osaka

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If you want to focus on the scenery for your anniversary, then please check out Harmonie Embrassee Osaka designed by architect Tadao Ando.

The ambience inside the hotel is calm despite being in a bustling area just a three-minute walk away from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station. The rooms have four design concepts that are elegant and chic.

A room where you can see the night view from the bathtub or a romantic room with the bed facing the large windows are perfect for couples spending a special day together.

The hotel serves high-quality black tea as a welcome drink when checking in. This will make you feel special from the moment you enter the hotel.

There is truly nothing left to be desired with three different types of bath bombs and amenities from high-end brands. The night view is even visible from the hotel restaurant and you can enjoy an elaborate full-course meal while being surrounded by luxury interior design.

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Access: 3 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station, 10 minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Kita, Chayamachi 7-20
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ 24:00 - 12:00

Hotels with Popular Breakfast Buffets

There are probably many people who list “having a good breakfast” as one of their criteria when choosing a hotel.

Breakfast buffets and foods pleasing to both the eyes and stomach are part of the charm of a hotel stay. Enjoying an abundant menu first thing in the morning will lift your mood and make it possible to start off the day more energized. Here, we introduce three hotels that are popular for their breakfast buffets.

8. Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel

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Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel is a stone’s throw away from downtown and 10 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station. It’s a hotel where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in a breakfast hall with live cooking stations while also having low rates that start at 4,800 yen per person per night (estimated lowest rate on Rakuten Travel).

The chef will cook a mini steak for you before your eyes that you can eat fresh off the stove.

The menu has a selection of 40 different dishes including regional cuisines and dishes made with local ingredients and the cost-efficiency is exceptional. The after meal coffee is a small bit of happiness you can bring back to your room with you.

The hotel is 25 minutes by train to USJ, so it’s a suitable place for those that plan to go to USJ. Moreover, you can eat breakfast starting at 6:30 so please don’t worry if you’re thinking of setting out early.

The hotel is two minutes on foot away from Hankyu Higashidori Shopping Street, the largest shopping district in Kita, where you’ll find many restaurants and nightlife spots.

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Access: 10 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station and JR Osaka Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Kita, Doyamacho 2-1
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ 25:00 - 10:00

9. Dormy Inn PREMIUM Namba

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Dormy Inn PREMIUM Namba is a hotel where you can experience a “fun breakfast.” The buffet-style breakfast provides unlimited toppings of salmon roe, boiled whitebait, and tuna with scallions to make your own unique seafood rice bowl. The salmon roe is especially popular.

There is also an array of dishes served in small bowls that are easy to digest and packed with nutrients. It’ll get you feeling excited from the morning!

The hotel also offers free services like ice cream after a bath and a shoyu ramen called yonaki soba (“late-night noodles”) served at night. You can keep your stomachs full from morning till night.

The hotel also has a public bath with a natural hot spring and sauna. Rooms are fully furnished with beds made by Serta so you can expect ideal sleep. There are even tatami rooms so you can spend your stay even more relaxed.

The hotel does not have any large rooms, so it is best suited for when you’re traveling alone or with a small group of friends.

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Access: 5 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line Nippombashi Station and Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line Nagahoribashi Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Chuo, Shimanouchi 2-14-23
Check-in/out: 15:00 ~ (next day) 5:30 - 10:00

10. Ibis Osaka Umeda

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Ibis Osaka Umeda is in the best location five minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station directly via the underground shopping area.

The buffet-style breakfast features a wide variety of Japanese and Western dishes! The croissants, directly delivered from France and baked in-store, is a featured menu item you’ll want to try.

Waffles that you make yourself are also steadfastly popular. It would be great to try adding fruits as toppings to make your own original waffle to your taste. Non-guests can also eat at the breakfast buffet, making it so popular that many people visit the hotel just for the breakfast.

The beds are mattresses made in joint development with Simmons, a beloved mattress manufacturer worldwide, that will lead to a great night’s sleep.

The hotel is a great location five minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station and four minutes from Osaka Metro Umeda Station, making it the ideal stay for those that want to enjoy Osaka sightseeing. The maximum capacity for each room is two guests, so it’s best suited for a trip alone or with a friend.

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Access: 5 minutes on foot directly from JR Osaka Station, 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Osaka-Umeda Station, and 4 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Umeda Station
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Kita, Komatsubaracho 1-5
Check-in/out: 14:00 - 11:00

Find a Hotel in Osaka to Spend Time as You Wish

Each person will have different purposes and needs for a hotel in Osaka whether you’re someone that wants to keep their lodging expenses low, wants to spend their anniversary at a hotel, or wants to enjoy breakfast.

Choosing a hotel is an important step to making your trip to Osaka a good one.

Feel free to refer to this article to find a hotel that best suits your needs!

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