Planning a trip to Osaka? Are you overwhelmed by the number of accommodation options? You are lucky! We have done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of 5 luxury hotels in Osaka with a fabulous view! Osaka is Japan's second largest city. Interestingly, it is a popular tourist attraction boasting historic temples, castles, and shrines along with the bustling life and excitement of a modern city. In the city, you can find countless delicious restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Osaka is in the Kansai region of Japan, cradled by the Osaka bay, beautiful mountains, local towns and small cities.
As you stay at a hotel in Osaka, you can visit one of the most iconic castles in Japan, Osaka Castle. You can also check out downtown in Shinsaibashi or Namba for shopping, and perhaps visit the iconic Glico man in Dotonbori. On the other hand, you can escape from the city and go on a hike in the nearby mountains. Osaka is at the heart of other tourist hotspots. As you may know, there is Kobe (famous with its world renowned beef), Kyoto (the ancient capital of Japan that hosts many ancient temples), and Nara (another ancient city and home of the famous Todaiji, or giant Buddha).
To get the most out of a trip to Osaka, why not stay at a hotel with a fabulous view? It can let you sightsee a great view while winding down from a busy day of visiting the city. Moreover, you can do sightseeing while enjoying great food, and engaging in other activities. Beyond the views, the following hotels in Osaka boast top dining and spa, high end cuisine, restaurants, bars, pools, and training gyms.
LUXURY HOTELS 1: THE RITZ-CARLTON OSAKA
The Ritz Carlton Osaka is a Five Star hotel located in the city's prestigious Umeda district in central Osaka. It is right next to Osaka station, the city's central transportation hub. A location where it has easy access to the Shinkansen - bullet train and other main train lines.
The Ritz-Carlton name is known for its luxury and high class living. Its hotel style offers a British flair to the classical Japanese aesthetic. There are six dining venues, including the Michelin rated french restaurant "La Baie". The private art and antiques collection, luxury spa, and renovated accommodations at the Ritz Carlton will create one memorable experience. Rooms offer a view of the dense Osaka metropolis and all of the treasures it holds.
If you are most interested in a memorable and superior view, why not stay at the sky view superior rooms? These are located on the top two floors of the building. These rooms offer incredible sights of sunsets over Osaka bay, the towering mountains, or city lights and views! But remember, it depends on the room’s orientation.
Curious about what the rooms themselves offer? They come replete with Flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and high speed wired internet, and multi plugs. The rooms have 18th-century Georgian-style décor, Egyptian cotton linens, robes, down comforters, goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows, refreshment cabinets filled stocked with water, coffee, and tea.
You can enjoy twenty-four-seven in room dining along with two-time daily housekeeping and evening turndown service. Furthermore, the hotel’s spas connect 18th-century English charm with Japanese artistry. Its indoor pool overlooks a peaceful garden. Steam rooms and saunas are available to maximize your relaxation. For those interested, you can have a Shishui Detox Facial with matcha or a Ki Purifier & Rebalancer featuring sake.
LUXURY HOTELS 2: CONRAD OSAKA
The Conrad Osaka is another five star, luxury hotel located in central Osaka. Rooms are located in the upper floors of the Nakanoshima Festival West Tower. This building houses art museums, shops, and restaurants as well as a refurbished festival hall. Situated in the heart of downtown Osaka, the Conrad is a quick stroll away from the lively shopping and business district of Umeda. A quick train ride away from the bustling life and restaurants of Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Dotonbori. Also, it conveniently attached to both Higobashi and Watanabebashi stations. These offer connections to KIX and Itami airports and the central train stations of Osaka. The Conrad allows us to have easy, local day trips and access to further destinations.
Along with luxurious rooms, guests can enjoy drinking at a sky bar, relaxing in lounges, and dining at one of four restaurants! How nice is that we could take a dive in a heated indoor pool. Even work out at a fitness center with the latest Technogym equipment! The Conrad Osaka also offers wedding and event venues with stunning cityscape and natural views. For this reason, I will recommend this hotel for those who are looking for a high quality venue, and like to host special events.
FACILITIES AND GUEST ROOMS
The Conrad spa hosts four separate treatment rooms along with a relaxation space, steam room, sauna, and also a beauty salon. Furthermore, its restaurants boast asian and western inspired dishes. Guests can watch chefs prepare dishes while gazing at the wide open city scape. They can also gather around teppanyaki tables, enjoy their favorite dishes at the 40 Sky Bar & Lounge.
The hotel’s spas incorporate traditional techniques and European luxury. Moreover, they personalized service for every guest’s well being. Guests can enjoy KURA, a Japanese cuisine, including fresh sushi. KURA in other words, is Atmos dining, shows a kind of food library boasting a brasserie energy. Hoping to enjoy mostly meat? Visit the hotel’s grill, where you can choose from a selection including lobsters, oysters and Alaskan king crabs!
Guest rooms begin at 50 square meters and offer windows with traditional Japanese and contemporary design. Rooms have customizable light, curtain, and temperature settings. Above all of that, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Osaka’s rivers and cityscapes.
LUXURY HOTELS 3: INTER CONTINENTAL OSAKA
The intercontinental Osaka is a luxurious five star hotel! It boasts some of the best amenities, services, and restaurants of any luxury hotel in Osaka. It is hard to top when it comes to quality and decor. The hotel is located in downtown Osaka and there is a quick stroll from Osaka Umeda station. The hotel connects to all the main train lines heading for cities like Nara and Kyoto or the KIX international airport. Therefore, the access is easy and convenient. Rooms offer panoramic views of the Kansai area and come with Free Wifi, prime bathing rooms, lounge areas, and much more.
The Intercontinental Osaka offers Michelin star dining, crafted under the supervision of renowned chef Tobias Gensheimer. French dining of "Pierre", "NOKA grill and roast", and lounge "S 3-60" are available to enjoy live music, seasonal cocktails, and city views. Spa facilities are where guests can enjoy top quality massages and receive body and facial treatments. If you are in the mood for a workout, you can visit the fitness gym and work on cardio exercise machines. There is also a space for you to do some weightlifting using free weights. Feel free to use the private exercise and stretching rooms as well. After that, you can take a refreshing dive in the twenty meter pool, take some laps, or relax in a jet bath.
Saunas, traditional Japanese inspired hot spring inspired baths, and relaxation rooms are available. Throughout the hotel are grand lobbies, lounges and art displays. In each room, there is a Japanese style bathing unit and full of modern equipment such as Free WiFi. Luckily, earthen tone designs decorate the walls, which will guide you to a peaceful sleep. With 272 spacious rooms available, there is almost always availability for bookings.
LUXURY HOTELS 4: HOTEL NEW OTANI OSAKA
The Hotel New Otani offers one of the best views of Osaka Castle and surrounding greenery and park that can be glimpsed. Surprisingly, the beautiful white castle’s construction dates back to 1583. It is one of Japan’s best known landmarks.
This hotel in Osaka offers shuttle buses to Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. Inside, there is a shop full of souvenirs to take home. You wouldn't have any trouble looking for gifts!
FACILITIES AND GUEST ROOMS
The hotel has “Jo-POOL”, an outdoor swimming pool which offers a view of Osaka castle park. There is also a fitness club, a 20 meter long indoor, an athletic gym with aerobic and exercise equipment, and personal trainers.
For those interested, a tennis court is available and many amenities for post workout cool-downs are also available. There is a traditional Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi, Japanese bath and sauna, massage services etc. Altogether, it is a breeze to keep up with an exercise regime.
You won't worry or be hungry with drinking options. A sky lounge bar, main bar, and room service are available along with traditional Japanese, Chinese, and western restaurants. To name a few; “Fujio”, offers classic Japanese dishes such as sukiyaki and shabu shabu, and “Kenzan”, offers Edo style sushi from the finest fresh fish and shellfish prepared right in front of guests.
Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, including suites, doubles, singles, and twins, all with top notch accommodations and luxuries. The singles offer flat screen TV, high speed internet system, a mini bar, refrigerator, a town view, etc. In addition, Luxurious Superior Junior suite has large windows where you can have incredible views of Osaka Castle and the surrounding beautiful park all to yourself. The Junior Suite also comes with a separate living room and bedroom, and is very spacious at 60 m2.
LUXURY HOTELS 5: THE HOTEL SAINT REGIS OSAKA
The Hotel Saint Regis is located in the Midosuji district of Osaka, the heart and soul of the city known also as the “Champs-Élysées of Asia”. It is close to various popular attractions, such as Universal Studios Japan, Kaiyukan, the Aquarium, popular shopping districts and department stores.
Its central location in Osaka also makes trips to neighboring Kyoto, Nara and Kobe a breeze. True to the Saint Regis brand, this luxury hotel in Osaka sets the standard in the industry.
The St. Regis hotel boasts fine dining at restaurants: "Rue d'Or" and "La Veduta". They specialize in cuisine from Northern Italy and France. "Teppanyaki WAJO" offers Kobe beef and Ishigaki Island Kitauchi Premium Beef with seasonal ingredients. Above all of that, this hotel include bars and lounges that offer great places to wind down, enjoy music, and relax. High class spas are available after a workout at the in-house fitness center or a busy day of sightseeing. The 14th floor Iridium Spa offers a premium quality, indulgent spa experience. IRIDIUM featuring SOTHYS is an oasis spa where treatments offer exquisite sanctuary for the body and soul.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE HOTEL SAINT REGIS OSAKA?
The hotel claims to have “the most spacious and elegantly appointed” suites and guest rooms in Osaka. There are over 160 guest rooms along with the twenty-four-hour butler service. Meanwhile, the rooms are equipped with state of the art amenities, including Japanese style bath tubs, rainforest showers, 42-inch HDTVs, Pioneer Blu-ray DVD/CD players, radios, walk-in closets, and much more.
Kyoto silks, beautiful ceramics and art decorate the room interiors. 300 thread silk sheets cover pillow top beds, their headboards made of beautiful Kawashima silk, designed with motifs of gingko and cherry blossom, classic symbols of Japan. Above all, rooms offer beautiful views of the Osaka cityscape, where famous landmarks can be spotted and studied with comfort and privacy.
With so much beauty, history, and places to visit, no wonder Osaka attracts so many visitors each year! Situated near the geographic center of Japan, Osaka is the ideal choice for a city to visit in Japan. First of all, it allows day trips to other famous destinations such as Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto. Staying at one of the above five luxury hotels, each with fabulous views will provide you relaxation and peace. Moreover, all you could dream of amenities and services including spas, fitness centers, fine restaurants, shops etc, would give your trip the comfort and additional excitement for a great vacation.
No matter which you choose-- The Hotel Saint Regis Osaka, Hotel New Otani, Inter Continental Osaka, Conrad Osaka, or The Ritz Carlton Osaka, you will surely not be disappointed. I hope you make a reservation, and when you do, enjoy and have the time of your life! Let's make some lasting memories in one of the most beautiful cities of Japan!