European-style hotels and luxury hotels are all well and good but if you’ve come all this way to Japan why not try staying in a ryokan or onsen inn complete with tatami and futon? You can also bathe in an onsen or public bath! Eat traditional Japanese food! All of these lodging places have English websites so you know exactly what you’re getting into. If this is what you want, here are some places to stay in Osaka that offer exactly what you’re requesting.
1. Yamatoya Honten (大和屋本店), Dotonboribooking.com/booking.com/
You can experience true Osakan hospitality at this ryokan on the Dotonbori riverside. They have a ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant), a public bath, and a sauna, so it’s a ryokan where you can relax. Prices start around $30.
2. Meiji no Mori Minoo – Otowasansou (明治の森・箕面 音羽山荘), Minoosansou.otowa.ne.jpsansou.otowa.ne.jp
Just 8 minutes away from Minoo Station is this ryokan in the national park Meiji no Mori Minoo. Originally built in 1926 and renovated into a modern building, the fusion of Japanese and Western design is very charming. Prices start around $180 per person.
3. Minoo Kankou Hotel (大江戸温泉物語グループの宿 箕面観光ホテル), Minootravel.rakuten.co.jp/travel.rakuten.co.jp/
This resort hotel built on around 70000 square meters of land offers 231 rooms and a natural hot spring bath. Prices for two people start at $78.
4. Fushio Onsen Fushioukaku (伏尾温泉 不死王閣), Ikedabooking.com/booking.com/
This ryokan offers a garden, open-air bath, full meeting spaces, and even a stone sauna that you can enjoy. It’s 30 minutes by car from the Osaka city center. This ryokan is in Osaka, but is surrounded by nature and hot springs that would make you doubt where you are. Plus you can enjoy relaxation services offered by estheticians. Prices start at around $100 for two people.
5. Hotel Glad One Minami-Osaka (ホテルグラッドワン南大阪), Suminoebooking.com/
Reaching Osaka’s downtown areas of Umeda and Nanba, as well as Universal Studios Japan, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and J-Green Sakai is very easy from this hotel. There is also a myriad of entertainment available to you, including a natural hot spring, a game center, a bowling alley, and more! One night starts at around $19 for two people.
6. Ishikiri Onsen Hotel Seiryuu (石切温泉 ホテルセイリュウ), Higashi-Osakabooking.com/booking.com/
This hot spring hotel sings in east Osaka near the Osaka/Nara border. It’s 30 minutes away from the Osaka city center and has a beautiful view of the Osaka cityscape thanks to its 70 floors. You can fully enjoy the luxurious Asian Suite that fuses both Japanese and European aesthetics. It’s also very easy to access both Osaka and Nara. Prices start at around $93 for two people.
7. Toyoko Inn Umeda Nakatsu 2 (東横イン梅田中津２), Nakatsubooking.com/
This inn is in a very convenient location, just six minutes from the Nakatsu Station near Umeda. They have a free pick-up service from the Osaka Station. They also offer free breakfast, full internet capabilities (both WiFi and LAN cables are supplied in every room) so it’s a very useful business hotel. Prices start at $33 for 2 people.
8. Hotel Kinki (ホテル近畿), Umedaagoda.com/
This reasonable hotel is in Umeda and just a 10 minute walk away from both Osaka and Umeda Stations, making it a perfect location for people who want to sightsee! There are both Western-style and Japanese-style rooms that are decorated fashionably. There are multilingual staff on hand so you can rest easy if you need help. Starts at $45 per person.
9. Hotel Daiki (ホテルダイキ), Tenmabooking.com/
This business hotel is just 1 minute away from Tenma Station. It’s only 20 minutes away from Nanba and Shinsaibashi. This hotel is near many landmarks, including Japan’s longest shopping street Tenjinbashisuji Shoutengai, the Kansai TV building, Kids Plaza Osaka, and Ougimachi Park. In the neighborhood there are more than 500 cheap but delicious restaurants lined up so you can enjoy the special urban-residential atmosphere. Starts at around $40 per person.
10. Grampus Inn Shinsaibashi (グランパスｉｎｎ心斎橋), Shinsaibashigrampus.biz
This designer hotel was created with the concept that you’ll feel like you actually live there during your stay. It was opened in 2014, and even though it’s just a 10 minute walk from Nanba, Dotonbori, and Kuromon Shiba, it’s surroundings are very quiet so at night you can rest peacefully. There are rooms for people with disabilities available as well as rooms that have kitchens. Rooms start at around $60 for one person.
11. Kaneyoshi Ryokan (道頓堀川畔 かねよし旅館), Nanbabooking.com/booking.com/
This urban ryokan sitting on the riverside of the Dotonbori is in the absolute perfect location for sightseeing in Osaka. There are various locations nearby (Dotonbori, Soemoncho, Shinsaibashi, Nanba, Amerikamura, etc) that you can walk to. It’s also in a great location to reach Universal Studios Japan! They have a large bath and Japanese-style rooms! Prices start at $55 per person.
12. South Inn Ikenoya (サウスインいけのや), Nanbawww.jalan.net
This hotel is only five minutes from a station and is in walking distance of Nanba, Dotonbori, and Kuromon Shiba. Prices start at $50 for 1 person.
13. Amami Onsen Nanten-en (あまみ温泉 南天苑), Kawachi Naganobooking.com/booking.com/
The building is designated as a tangible cultural property and was designed by Tatsuno Kingo, the designer of Tokyo Station. You can eat dinner in your room as you gaze upon the 9900 sq m garden. Prices start at $70 for two people.
14. Reimei-en (れいめいえん), Osaka-koagoda.com/
This ryokan and business hotel is in Osaka’s Minato-ku and is near both the Kaiyukan Aquarium and Universal Studios Japan. It also has a Chinese medicinal bath. It’s a five minute walk to Kaiyukan Aquarium, Market Place, and the popular Ferrs wheel. It’s only ten minutes away from USJ by ferry. A double room starts at $50.
15. Okumizuma Onsen (奥水間温泉), Kaizukaagoda.com/
At this ryokan you can enjoy natural hot springs, the quiet scenery of a mountain village, and delicious food. It’s famous in the area for having Osaka’s best hot spring for beauty and health purposes. One night starts at $60.
16. Business Hotel Kaga (ビジネスホテル 加賀), Shin-Imamiyabooking.com/
This reasonable business hotel sits just 3 minutes from Shin-Imamiya Station. round the station are various amusements such as Tsuutenkaku, the zoo, and a street of bars. One night is around $15-20.
17. Fudoguchikan (不動口館), Izumisanobooking.com/booking.com/
This ryokan is surrounded by the nature of Mt. Inunaki. You can enjoy the nearby sightseeing spots of Shipporyuu Temple, Izumisano Fishing Harbor, and Rinkuu Town. It’s about 30 minutes away from Kansai International Airport by car. If you’re in Osaka for business you can easily stay here in Osaka’s inner parlor. Prices begin at around $120.
18. Hokousou (ほこうそう), Tennoujitravel.rakuten.co.jptravel.rakuten.co.jp
This family ryokan is only one minute away from Tennouji Station. The homey hospitality will result in warm memories for your trip. It’s perfect for everyone, including tourists, businesspeople, and students. One night starts at $53 for one person.
19. Hotel Ichiei (ホテル 一栄), Nanbabooking.com/
Just one minute away from Nanba Station, this hotel sits in the heart of Osaka’s downtown. You can eat traditional Japanese food made with seasonal ingredients at this urban ryokan. One night starts at $52 per person.
20. Hotel Kuramoto (ホテル くらもと), Nanbabooking.com/booking.com/
This ryokan is two minutes away from Dotonbori. It has a leisurely air that you often don’t find in business hotels. One night begins at $33.
21. HOTEL LiVE MAX SHIN-OSAKA (ホテルリブマックス新大阪), Shin-Osakaagoda.com/
This budget hotel is near Shin-Osaka station and is perfect for both business people and tourists. They have rooms for both short-term and long-term stays, so each room has microwaves and refrigerators available for use. One night starts at $23.
22. BiG-I , Sakaiwww.big-i.jp
This is a multipurpose hotel that was made to be easy and convenient for people with or without disabilities. One night starts at $48.
1-8-1 Chayamadai, Minami-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
23. Bears Moriguchi (ベアーズ守口), Moriguchiagoda.com/
This lodging place is three minutes from Moriguchishi Station in the Kyoto-Osaka area. There is a shuttle from the Kansai International Airport that drops you off right in front of the Moriguchishi Station so it’s easily accessible. It’s a guesthouse that offers wide rooms at reasonable prices. You can also stay there for long periods or on business trips. Prices start at around $48.
10-5 Oeda Higashimachi Moriguchi-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
24. Hotel Raizan Minamikan (ビジネスホテル来山南館), Shin Imamiyabooking.com/
Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, Nanba, Shinsaibashi, Amerikamura, Dotonburi – this hotel is within 15 minutes by train of all of these areas! It’s in the Shin-Imamiya area and is famous for being a reasonable business hotel. Prices start at $22 a night.
25. Kanku Joytel Hotel , Izumisanobooking.com/
This urban hotel is equipped with a public bath with a sauna and a Japanese, Chinese, and Western buffet restaurant. It’s close to both the Kansai International Airport and the Rinku Premium Outlets. There is a also a free shuttle to both. It’s a popular hotel among people of all ages. Prices begin at $64 per person.
26. Spaworld Sekai no Daionsen (スパワールド 世界の大温泉), Shin Imamiyaspaworld.co.jp/
This amusement park that holds an onsen, a stone sauna, a pool, esthetician spa, and more also offers lodging. You can enjoy the Shinsekai area, famous for kushikatsu, and Tsuutenkaku easily if you stay here. Prices start at $30 per person.
27. Osaka Daiichi Hotel (大阪第一ホテル), Umedaosakadaiichi.co.jp/
A hotel located in a building commonly known as “Maru Building (meaning round building)” . Directly accessible by subway and private railway stations, and fulfilled with over 20 restaurants and shops. Prices start at $61 per person.
1-9-20 Umeda Kitaku, Osaka (Google Map)
28. Osaka Hilton (大阪ヒルトン), Umedabooking.com/booking.com/
This hotel is in the perfect location just 2 minutes away from Shin-Osaka Station. Both shopping and business areas are available to you, but more than that is the easy access to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Prices start at $90.
29. Osaka Garden Palace (大阪ガーデンパレス), Shin-Osakabooking.com/
This hotel sits near the heart of all Kansai transportation, Shin-Osaka. It’s a reasonable city hotel that is perfect for reaching pretty much any area you’re interested in traveling to. Starts at $45.
30. Kankuu Onsen Hotel Garden Palace (関空温泉ホテル ガーデンパレス), Izumisanowww.agoda.com/
This onsen hotel is complete with natural hot springs and a public bath! There is a free shuttle to the Kansai International Airport so it’s very easy to stay near the airport and still enjoy private onsen and delicious food. Starts at $40 per person.