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Helpful Spots Around Osaka Station For Night Bus Riders

Helpful Spots Around Osaka Station For Night Bus Riders

Translated by Lester Somera

Written by Miho Moriya

Osaka 2017.06.13 Bookmark

Night buses are cheap and convenient, but can be exhausting. These late-night/early-morning spots around Osaka Station are a boon for night bus travelers.

When traveling within Japan, the night bus is an inexpensive and easy way to get around. However, because many buses leave very late and arrive early the following morning. they can be more exhausting than other modes of transportation. Another issue is that because most shops in the vicinity will still be closed when you get to your destination, it’s hard to find a place where you can sit and take a break.

In this article, we’ll introduce some spots around Osaka which are open even in the early morning and late at night. We’ve compiled a list of cafes where you can take a break after you arrive, Internet cafes you can use while you wait for departure, public baths where you can relax, and more.

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Quiet, Peaceful Internet Cafes Around Osaka Station

24-hour Internet cafes offer various conveniences, such as all the books you can read and unlimited drink refills and respond to a wide range of customer needs, like if you want to take a short nap or take a quick shower.

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Japanese Encyclopedia - Manga Kissa (Manga Cafe)
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Media Cafe Popeye

Media Cafe Popeye, Umeda Sakurabashi Branch

There are several Media Cafe Popeye branches operating around Osaka Station. Consider location and choose the best place for you. You pay a set fee for the first hour, then accrue an additional charge every ten minutes.

The Media Cafe Popeye Umeda Sakurabashi branch has six types of seats. The open seating is 410 yen for the first hour, while other types of seats are 540 yen. The Media Cafe Popeye Umeda DD House branch also has six types of seats. The open seating is 410 yen for the first hour, while other types of seats are 510 yen.

All cafes have free showers, and you can rent a towel for 100 yen.

Media Cafe Popeye Umeda Sakurabashi Branch
Address: Osaka, Kita, Sonezaki Shinchi 2-3-21, AX Building B1F
Website: MPO Sakurabashi (Japanese)

Media Cafe Popeye Umeda DD House Branch
Address: Osaka, Kita, Shibata 1-8-1, DD House B1F
Website: MPO DD House (Japanese only)

Aprecio Umeda Branch

Aprecio Umeda

Aprecio Imeda is five minutes on foot from Osaka Station and all Umeda Stations. There are six seating types, including flat seats and pair sofas. 150-180 yen for 30 minutes is the base starting rate. Showers cost extra.

Aprecio Umeda
Address: Osaka, Kita, Komatsubaracho 4-32, Totsu Building 4F-6F
Website: Aprecio (Japanese)

Open From First Light! Easy-to-Visit Shops Near The Station

Cafe

After you arrive at Osaka Station, you’ll want to take a break to prepare for your next move. Here are some cafes and fast food restaurants that are open early.

McDonald’s Shin-Umeda Branch

McDonald’s Shin-Umeda Branch

Located within five minutes of the various Umeda stations, this McDonald’s is open from 5:45 to 23:30, and has a seating capacity of 238, so you won’t have to wait long, if at all.

McDonald’s Shin-Umeda Branch
Address: Osaka, Kita, Tsunoda, Shin-Umeda Shokudo-Gai 9-29
Homepage: McDonald’s (Japanese)

Seattle’s Best Coffee Hankyu Sanbangai Branch

Seattle’s Best Coffee Hankyu Sanbangai Branch

This coffee shop is on the first floor of the north building of the Hankyu Sanbangai Shopping Center, which directly connects to Hankyu Umeda Station. Its operating hours are 6:30 to 22:30 (to 23:00 on weekends and holidays).

Seattle’s Best Coffee Hankyu Sanbangai Branch
Address: Osaka, Kita, Shibata, Hankyu Sanbangai North Building 1F
Homepage: Seattle’s Best (Japanese)

Saunas and Spas For People Who Want to Relax and Have a Soak

Spa

If you’ve worked up a sweat on the bus ride, or are tired from sitting in the same position for several hours, how about refreshing yourself at the public baths? The Daitoyo Group has public baths that are separated by gender, so women can also relax and use them freely.

Daitoyo Ladies’ Spa (For Women)

Daitoyo Ladies’ Spa

Located 10 minutes from the Umeda stations, this women-only facility has natural hot springs, stone saunas, relaxation spas and regular saunas to enjoy. It is open from 12:00 to 10:00 the following day from Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00 to 23:00 on Sundays. Amenities like shampoo, conditioner and towels are all included in the base price of 1,100 yen (with tax) for an hour. Early entry between 5 and 10 AM is 1400 yen, and for an extra 400 yen you can use the stone sauna. In addition, there are Internet cafe-esque private booths available for 200 yen an hour.

Be aware that prices will vary according to time of day and other conditions.

Daitoyo Ladies’ Spa
Address: Osaka, Kita, Nakazaki Nishi 2-1-9, Kanko Building Daitoyo B1F
Homepage: Daitoyo Ladies’ Spa (Japanese)

Sauna and Spa Daitoyo (For Men)

The first floor above the Ladies’ Spa is a sauna and spa for men. Here you can enjoy natural hot springs, open air baths, saunas and massages. The hours are the same as the Ladies’ Spa, and amenities are included in the price. The 60-minute course is 1100 yen (with tax), and the early entry rate is 1400 yen.

As with the Ladies’ Spa, be aware that prices will vary according to time of day and other conditions.

Sauna and Spa Daitoyo (For Men)
Address: Osaka, Kita, Nakazaki Nishi 2-1-9, Kanko Building Daitoyo 1F
Homepage: Daitoyo Men’s Spa (Japanese)

Charge up at the surrounding shops before you depart from or after you arrive at Osaka Station, and set off on the next leg of your journey!

Travel Tips for Osaka

Below are helpful services for those in Osaka. Click each link to learn more.

Osaka Amazing Pass - transportation pass that includes discounts on attractions

Private Osaka Castle and Dotonbori Tour

Universal Studios Japan Tickets

Osaka Travel Guide

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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