The Space☆ Spacious, stylish and modern apartment in a safe, quiet and high-end part of the city centre. Close to the subway! ☆
-3 mins (300m) to subway station Shitennojimae-Yuhigaoka
-7 mins by subway to Namba, Osaka's main shopping area
-Near 24hr convenience store and supermarket
-Easy access to Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, USJ, Osaka Aquarium and more
-Ideal base for day trips to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe
-Stylish, clean and comfortable new apartment
-Large space (75㎡)
-High-speed broadband internet
-Free portable WiFi
-2 separate bedrooms
-Large living room
-Fully equipped kitchen
-Dining table and chairs
-Big balcony with city view
-Guidebook with recommended restaurants, shops and sights
-Experienced, friendly and helpful hosts
-Understand guests’ needs
-Top recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping
LOVELY LOCATION: Yuhigaoka (“Sunset Hill”) is a safe and upmarket area of the city, famous for its ancient temples. Although lively Namba is nearby, our area is quiet, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep after a busy day of sightseeing, shopping, eating - or all three!
BIG: My apartment is spacious: it measures 75㎡, compared to an Osaka average of 35㎡. Plenty of space to relax!
CONVENIENT: The nearest subway is only a 3-min walk, offering easy access to all of Osaka’s major landmarks and attractions, including Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan (USJ), the aquarium, and more! The famous Dotonbori street in Osaka's Namba district is walkable (20 mins), or it's 7 mins on the subway. A supermarket and 24-hour convenience store are 1 min on foot, and there are also several delicious restaurants nearby.
CLEAN: We clean every room thoroughly before you arrive to make sure the apartment is beautiful. As you would expect, we also provide clean bedding and clean towels. During your stay, our vacuum-cleaning robot will keep the place clean!
SAFE: The apartment has 24-hour secure building access, and is located on a quiet side-street parallel to the main road.
COZY: Our new air conditioners keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
FREE INTERNET: Enjoy high-speed internet access throughout your stay, as we provide wireless home broadband AND a pocket-sized portable WiFi device for outside use!
SPACIOUS BALCONY WITH A VIEW: Our light and airy apartment is south-facing with a big balcony. Sit outside and enjoy wonderful views of the city, including some of Osaka's top landmarks.
PRIVACY: You will have the entire apartment to yourselves throughout your stay - no sharing with other guests. You will have your own key, so come and go as you please (though please be quiet if returning late in the evening).
EXPERT ADVICE: My wife (a Kansai local) and I have lived in the area for several years and have lots of local knowledge to share with you. You'll receive our in-depth guide book, which is full of recommended restaurants, sights and shops, plus maps, discounts and more!
RESPONSIVE HOSTS: I reply to messages promptly and I'm happy to help you. If you have any questions, just ask.
All beds are brand-new, with comfortable mattresses, seasonal duvets and top-quality pillows.
—1 Large Double, also known as queen-size (160x200cm)
—1 Standard Double Bed (140x200cm)
—2 Single Japanese-style floor futons (90x200cm)
—1 Double Sofa-bed (140x200cm)
MASTER BEDROOM: The stylish master bedroom has a large and comfortable queen-size bed (160x200cm), two bedside tables with reading lamps, and plenty of closet space.
JAPANESE ROOM: The chic and versatile Japanese-style room can serve either as a space for relaxation or as a second bedroom. A low-rise, standard-size double bed is available on request in this room.
LIVING-DINING: This south-facing room gets plenty of natural light. Sit at our dining table and enjoy breakfast together, then after a fun day out come home to relax on our comfy sofa in front of our big flat-screen TV. If required, the sofa can be quickly converted into a super-comfortable bed with its own plush futon to lay on top. Genius!
KITCHEN: Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher (a rarity in Japan!), clean filtered drinking water, triple-ring gas stove, grill, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, complimentary tea and fresh coffee, toaster, pots, pans, cups, glasses, crockery, cutlery, chopsticks, kids' tableware, and more.
BATHROOM: A powder room with wash basin and large mirror cabinet, plus a separate wet room with power shower and spacious bathtub. Lovely soft towels are provided, as are body wash, shampoo, conditioner and a hair dryer. The bathroom also includes a utility area with a washing machine.
SEPARATE TOILET: The smallest room has a hi-tech Japanese toilet and hand basin.
—High-speed wireless internet
—Portable WiFi router
—Guide book (house info, recommendations, maps, etc.)
—Up to three comfortable double beds
—Clean bath towels, hand towels, and bedding
—Dining table and chairs
—Panasonic HD TV
—iRobot Roomba: cleans the apartment while you’re out!
—Fully equipped kitchen
—Sharp washing machine
—Triple-ring gas stove
—Kids' cups, bowls and spoons
—Clean filtered drinking water
—Tea and coffee
—Wet room with power shower and bathtub
—Shampoo, conditioner, body wash
—Washing detergent and fabric softener
—Power strip with USB charging ports
—Balcony with outdoor table and chairs
—Vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies
—Host advice: we're happy to help! Guest AccessThis is a private, entire-home listing so you will have the apartment to yourselves throughout your stay — you will not be sharing with other people.
We will meet you at check-in and walk you through the apartment, showing you how things work. There is no curfew, but please be very quiet if returning to the apartment at night to avoid disturbing our neighbours.
Check-in is after 4:00pm - please let us know your arrival time in advance. Check-out is by 11:00am. Interaction with GuestsWe'll welcome you to our apartment, show you around, and answer any questions you have, which we hope will help you feel at home. We also have lots of helpful tips and suggestions on what to eat, see and do during your stay, allowing you to experience Osaka like a local!
During your stay, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need our assistance. Please think of us as your friends in Osaka! The NeighborhoodOur apartment is in an attractive location near beautiful temples and exciting Namba, Osaka's top shopping and dining district. We are near the subway, making it easy to explore Osaka as well as go on day-trips to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. The apartment is also close to a 24-hour convenience store, a supermarket, and several nice restaurants.
Time to the nearest:
—24hr Convenience store: 1 min
—Supermarket: 1 min
—Post Office with international ATM: 1 min
—Park with children’s play area: 1 min
—Subway station: 3 mins
Top Osaka sights:
—Dotonbori: Namba’s famous neon-lit shopping and dining street
—Kuromon Market: real Osaka street food and a slice of local life
—Shitennoji Temple: Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple
—Ikukunitama Shrine: Osaka’s oldest Shinto shrine
—Bunraku Theater: Japan’s top venue for traditional puppet theater
—Osaka Castle: Osaka landmark surrounded by a big leafy park
—Sumiyoshi Taisha: Quintessential Shinto shrine
—Universal Studios Japan: Fun for all the family at this top theme park
—Osaka Aquarium: You'll have a whale of a time!
—Tennoji: Home to Japan’s tallest building (Abeno Harukas), Tennoji Zoo, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, and the kitsch foodie paradise of Shinsekai Getting AroundThis neighborhood is really well connected:
—3-min walk to Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka (Tanimachi Subway Line)
—7-min walk to Tanimachi 9-chome (Sennichimae Subway Line)
—8-min walk to Osaka Uehonmachi (Kintetsu Line)
Journey times by subway/train:
—Tennoji: 2 mins
—Namba: 7 mins
—Shinsaibashi: 12 mins
—Umeda: 12 mins
—Osaka Castle: 20 mins
—Shin-Osaka (for Shinkansen bullet trains): 30 mins
—Universal Studios Japan: 32 mins
—Osaka Aquarium: 35 mins
—Nara: 41 mins
—Kobe: 49 mins
—Kyoto: 50 mins
—Kansai International Airport (KIX): 43 mins (Haruka), 53 mins (Rapid)
Paid parking is available at various locations near the apartment, but long stays can be expensive and city streets often get congested. Instead, it's cheaper and less stressful to get around by using Osaka’s quick, clean and convenient subway system. Other Things to NoteI reply to messages promptly, and I'm happy to answer any questions before you book. When you contact me, please tell me a bit about your trip, like your arrival time and what you plan to do in Osaka. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!