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Where to stay in Osaka — looking for the best family hotels in Osaka for your next trip? Below we share some of the best hotels in Osaka to base yourself when exploring Kansai with kids. Our list of Osaka hotels has something for everyone: from luxury hotels in Osaka to the best hostels in Osaka. Also some Osaka apartment rentals, as well! If you’re searching for where to stay in Osaka with kids, we’ve got you covered.

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Best Family Hotels in Osaka: Where to Stay in Osaka

I’ve been visiting this city for 20 years now and I can tell you: Osaka is fun. We love wandering around Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi. Then there’s Umeda’s labyrinthian underground shopping area and plenty of science museums and other fun. For now, however, let’s talk about where to stay in Osaka. Here are some of the best family hotels in Osaka, but they’re not just for families. These should be considered the best hotels in Osaka, period. Here is where to stay in Osaka Japan.

We’ve never actually lived in Osaka as a family, but we visit regularly. Just about all of my in-laws are in Kansai: the area where you find Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara. Therefore, we’re in the area at least once or twice a year since 2001. And of course, Keiko grew up here, as well. Sometimes we stay with her relatives, but we’re often looking for where to stay in Osaka as well: for us, for visiting friends, etc.

If you are looking for things to do in Japan, you’ll find a few links below. But for this post, I’ll focus on where to stay in Osaka. Here are some of the best family hotels in Osaka.

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Osaka Family Travel Tips: Beyond Family Hotels in Osaka

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Before you we start looking for where to stay in Osaka, let’s talk about a few basic Japan travel tips to make your experience even better. Japan is a unique place and culture, and it helps to know a little about how things work here in order to make the most out of your Japan travels. There’s more to it than just finding where to stay in Osaka — there’s also how to enjoy Japan as a whole.

Once you book your hotel in Osaka, look through this site for more tips on Osaka attractions as well as other things to do in Japan with kids. But for your convenience, here are a few basic tips for exploring Osaka with children.

“Spacious” Rooms: The Japanese Standard

Look at reviews of where to stay in Osaka or any major Japanese city, and you’ll see the occasional 1-star review from someone complaining about the room size. Ha. Before looking for where to stay in Osaka, please understand that hotel room sizes in Japan are usually much smaller than what you may be accustomed to.

Don’t Expect English Everywhere

Like Tokyo, Osaka is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city. That said, you may be surprised at how little English is spoken around town. Many of the best family hotels in Osaka will have English speakers at the front desk, but not all of them. Keep this in mind.

Smoking Rooms: They Still Exist in Osaka Hotels

It seems like Japan should know better by now, but many Osaka hotels still have smoking and non-smoking rooms. Even some of the best family hotels in Osaka have this. If the smell of an ashtray bothers you, then keep this in mind when looking for where to stay in Osaka.

Osaka Hotel Pools

In big cities like Tokyo and Osaka, only a few hotels have swimming pools, and they often come with extra charges and/or extra rules and restrictions. For example, some pools may be restricted to kids over a certain age, while others may require adult supervision for kids up to 18 years old. In days gone by, some Japanese hotel pools required you to wear a swimming cap as well (hotels provided them usually), although this practice is fading.

The point is this: if having a pool is important to you when looking for where to stay in Osaka, make sure to confirm how the pool rules work. It’s usually written in the “fine print” section of the Osaka hotel’s Booking.com page, near the bottom.

Japanese-style Rooms

Most of the Osaka hotels I recommend here have western bed options. But keep in mind that Japanese-style rooms are also available in some of the best hotels in Osaka as well. Japanese style rooms will likely feature futons on tatami mats. Some people love this (we certainly do), and when we’re looking for where to stay in Osaka, we often choose futons on tatami mats. That said many people find sleeping on the floor to be uncomfortable, especially if they’ve never done it before. Consider this when choosing where to stay in Osaka.

Japanese Bathrooms

Most of the best family hotels in Osaka with have Japanese-style toilets. They may also have a traditional bath or bathing area — apart from the shower in your room. When choosing where to stay in Osaka or anywhere in Japan, keep this in mind. One of the most “Japanese” experiences I can think of is taking a Japanese bath. But there is a certain way to do it. To learn more about this, read my guide to bathing in Japan.

Getting Around Osaka with Kids

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Osaka covers a huge area. And when you factor in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and the rest of the Kansai area, it can feel overwhelming getting around sometimes. When considering where to stay in Osaka, think about these things, as well as what you want to see and do there. Here are a few quick tips for getting around Osaka with kids.

Bring a Business Card

Wherever you’re staying, make sure to grab a few business cards that have the address of your Osaka accommodation in Japanese. Most taxi drivers and people on the street won’t speak English, but if you have a card then they’re more likely to help you get where you want to go. If where you’re staying in Osaka doesn’t have a business card, then pick up a business card from a nearby business like a hair salon or restaurant.

Taxis

Just like in Tokyo and most of Japan, taxis can be the easiest way to get around Osaka. They are also one of the most expensive. Most taxis services start with a 600-800 yen starting fee, so keep this in mind if going short distances. Credit cards are almost always accepted but confirm before getting in.

Also, remember that the back door opens and closes automatically. Make sure the kids are not leaning on the door when you arrive at your destination, and don’t close the door after you get out. It will close automatically.

Trains & Subways

No matter where you stay in Osaka, one of the best ways to get around Osaka with children is via rail. Between the subway system and the JR (Japan Rail) train lines, public transportation in Osaka is exceptional. Many stations will have a map of their lines available near the wicket. This can be invaluable. Remember that the subway system and the JR lines are owned by different companies, so their maps may not show their competitor’s train lines. When choosing where to stay in Osaka, hotels near a subway station have a distinct advantage.

We highly suggest buying a prepaid card for the train lines. The main card, we recommend is ICOCA, which is the equivalent of PASMO and SUICA in Tokyo. If you happen to have PASMO or SUICA already, you can still use them in Osaka too. They are all IC cards that are rechargeable.

The cards can often be bought right at the station entrance through the same machines you buy your tickets. Ask a station attendant to help you. You can also buy these prepaid cards at the airport. Even if you’re in town for only a few days, I suggest getting one.

These prepaid cards require a 500 yen deposit, and then you top them up in similar machines at the station. Now you don’t have to calculate how much each ride is. Even better, the cards also work in many convenient stores and other shops, which makes it convenient and easier to keep up with small expenses.

Buses

Of course, you can take public buses in Osaka as well. They are also clean and efficient but maybe a little harder to figure out the routes if you don’t speak or read Japanese. When choosing where to stay in Osaka, if you see a bus station nearby, make sure to ask the front desk where it goes. Buses in Japan are almost as clean and efficient as trains, and often more convenient (no stairs or escalators). That said, if traveling with a large stroller, that can be tough.

Shoes Off the Seats

Trains, buses, and taxis in Osaka are super clean. In fact, if your children want to stand on the seat, we recommend taking the child’s shoes off first. Just like in a Japanese home, Japanese people (including kids) do not wear shoes when standing on furniture. That includes vehicle seats.

Sidewalks & Strollers

If you’re traveling in Osaka with kids who are small and/or tire easily, then we can assure you that Japan is fairly stroller-friendly. That said, keep in mind that elevators and escalators are all over, but not everywhere. There may be a subway station or a raised pedestrian walkway that requires you walking up or down several flights of stairs.

Which type of stroller for Osaka is best is up to you. Most people recommend a small, lightweight umbrella stroller because it’s easy to carry up and down stairs when needed. However, they can be awkward when stepping off and on trains from the platform.

With this in mind, that’s why we preferred the larger 3-wheeled jogging-type strollers. They are a pain in the butt carrying up steps, but they hold everything and are much easier getting on and off train platforms.

Where to Stay in Osaka

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Okay, let’s get to our main topic here: where to stay in Osaka. If you’re looking for Osaka hotels for kids, then start here. This is our ever-expanding list of best family hotels in Osaka, but it’s also a handy list of where to stay on Osaka for just about anyone. We’ll always be looking to add more to this list, so if you know where to stay in Osaka, let us know!

Swissotel Nankai Osaka

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If you’re looking for the 5-star treatment, then the Swissotel Nankai Osaka is one of the best family hotels in Osaka for you. Conveniently located at Nankai Railroad’s Namba Station, this is one of the best luxury hotels in Osaka for any type of traveler. Osaka’s busiest shopping district is only a few minutes away. This is where to stay in Japan for great views and excellent service.

There is an indoor pool, but not for kids under 6 y/o. Anyone under 16 y/o must go with adults as well. Also, you’ll be charged to use it. Sorry, but that’s fairly common in Japan.

  • Pool: Yes (kids under 6 not allowed, Kids under 16 must be accompanied).
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: In the middle of Namba
  • Room Details: Kids under 12 can stay for free if NOT using an extra bed. Extra beds cost 9,000 yen per night.

Check Availability: Swissotel Nankai Osaka at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Swissotel Nankai Osaka at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Swissotel Nankai Osaka at TripAdvisor

Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel

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One of the newest hotels in Osaka for families is the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel. This is where to stay in Osaka for a number of reasons. For example, the rooms here start from the 38th floor, so you get great views of the city.

You also have great access to the subway, with direct access to Tennoji Station directly below you. Out of all the best luxury hotels in Osaka, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is one of the newest, opening in 2014. Rooms are clean and spacious, and the in-house dining is well regarded. This is where to stay in Osaka if you want a luxury hotel with quick access to shopping and the subway.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Directly above Tennoji Station, putting you within 15-20 minutes of Namba and Dotonbori. Walking distance to the zoo, Shinsekai and Spa World
  • Room Details: Connecting rooms available. One kid under twelve stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel at TripAdvisor

The Rooms Osaka

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For the size of the room, this is where to stay in Osaka for value. There is also a tiny kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker (not always standard in Japan hotels). You can fix a quick bite or heat up some bento box from a convenience store nearby.

It’s also very close to two subway lines. Only a 5-minute ride to Namba station.

Remember that kids over 12 y/o are considered as adults. Consult with the hotel about kids up to 12 y/o before you book.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location:15-20 minutes by train to Dotonbori
  • Room Details: Great apartments that can sleep up to 5

Check Availability: The Rooms Osaka at Booking.com

Compare Prices: The Rooms Osaka at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: The Rooms Osaka at TripAdvisor

Namba Oriental Hotel

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If a great location is vital, then this is where to stay in Osaka. Here’s you’re in the thick of the action, and only a 3-minute walk from Namba Station on the Nankai Line. The infamous Dotonbori area is just a 3-minute walk, and Shinsaibashi is a 15-minute walk away.

Each room comes with an air humidifier, mini fridge, electric kettle and green tea bags. If a crib is needed, it’ll cost 1,000 yen per night.

One of the best family hotels in Osaka when you consider how close you are to the liveliest part of town and how calm and quiet the rooms are.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 5-minute walk from Dotonbori
  • Room Details: Rooms with 3 and 4 singles available. One kid under five stays free in existing beds. One kid under two costs 1000yen/night for a cot or crib.

Check Availability: Namba Oriental Hotel at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Namba Oriental Hotel at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Namba Oriental Hotel at TripAdvisor

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HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi

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If you’d rather be close to the nightlife scene in a hip boutique hotel, HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi is one of the best hotels in Osaka for you. It’s only a few minutes to Shinsaibashi station, as the name suggests, and less than 10 min walking from popular Dotonbori bridge.

You will have an endless choice of delicious affordable food within walking distance for breakfast, lunch, dinner and night snack.

Deluxe twin rooms are quite spacious (39 sqm) considering the usual Japanese standard, but other rooms are just as large as you see in any other hotels. However, being a fairly new hotel (opened Mar 2018), you will get a new chic design and modern furniture in any room you stay in.

There is a coffee machine accessible 24 hours, as well as washing machines and dryers in the common area (both coin-operated), and they provide detergent. This is where to stay in Osaka if you have a large group and plan to wash clothes and self-cater. One of the best family hotels in Osaka if you like the boutique vibe, as well.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15 minutes to Namba, Umeda, Dotonbori and more.
  • Room Details: Doubles and triples that can sleep 3-6 people. Kids under 12 system free in existing beds. No room for extra beds or cots.

Check Availability: HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi at Booking.com

Compare Prices: HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi at TripAdvisor

Hotel Hankyu International

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Unlike the other luxury hotels in Osaka listed here, Hotel Hanyu International is located in an area called Kita (north) of the city center. Kita is a busy business district with lots of shopping. You’ll see a massive underground shopping arcade and four department stores nearby.

The rooms start on the 26th floor, so you’ll enjoy great views of Osaka day and night. It’s less than 5 minutes from Osaka station, where you have easy access to Universal Studios Japan, the Minami (Namba, Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori) area, and Kyoto.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: North of the city in the Kita business district. 25 min to Namba by train. 10 minutes to Umeda on foot.Only a 10-minute walk to Osaka JR station.
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing beds. One child under 7 y/o can stay for free using existing bedding. One child under 12 months gets a free crib.

Check Availability: Hotel Hankyu International at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hotel Hankyu International at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Hotel Hankyu International at TripAdvisor

Hotel New Otani Osaka

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If you plan to treat yourself, then the Hotel New Otani may be exactly where to stay in Osaka. It’s certainly one of the best luxury hotels in Osaka. It’s located in front of Osaka castle, one of the most popular Osaka attractions. There are more than 10 restaurants to choose from if you wanted to try the food at the hotel.

Generally speaking, many luxury hotels in Japan have smaller rooms only, but the Hotel New Otani Osaka offers several larger rooms for up to 4 people. Rooms are spacious for Japanese standards (40-60 sqm) with a great view of Osaka city.

They will provide amenities specifically prepared for kids upon request, including small sized yukata robes and small slippers with cute animal print on. If you are traveling with a baby, a baby cot can be placed in the room free of charge. One of the best family hotels in Osaka.

  • Pool: Yes (charges apply)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Next to Osaka castle
  • Room Details: Kids under six stay free in existing beds. One child less than 12 months stays free in a cot or crib.

Check Availability: Hotel New Otani Osaka at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hotel New Otani Osaka at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Hotel New Otani Osaka at TripAdvisor

Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka

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Opened in October 2017, Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka became one of the best places to stay in Osaka for a short stay. It’s only three minutes away from Shin-Osaka station. That means you have an easy access to subway, JR, and Shinkansen lines. If looking for where to stay in Osaka that gives you the easiest access to the city center as well as Kyoto, Nara and even Hiroshima, then consider here.

There are other reasons why we chose the Residential Hotel Hare as one of the best family hotels in Osaka. For example, their rooms are not only clean and well equipped but also spacious by Japanese standards, even for a family of four. You will have a washing machine in the room as well.

One more thing this makes as one of the best accommodation in Osaka is that each room comes with a free cell phone during your stay. You can make both domestic or international calls, too. FYI: housekeeping is only every other day if you stay more than 3 nights. If looking for convenience, then this is where to stay in Osaka.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 5-min walk to Shin-Osaka Station
  • Room Details: One kid under six costs 2000 yen/night using existing beds.

Check Availability: Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Residential Hotel Hare Shin-Osaka at TripAdvisor

Hotel Universal Port

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If you plan to go to the Universal Studios Japan (USJ), this is one of the best family hotels in Osaka for you. It’s only a 4-minute walk to the USJ, and you have plenty of options for restaurants and cafes nearby. This entire area is laid out for people going to the park, so expect crowds.

Right in front of the hotel, you can catch a shuttle boat going to Kaiyukanone of the largest aquariums in the world. Downtown Osaka is also accessible by train within 30 minutes. If looking for easy access to big tourist attractions, this may be where to stay in Osaka for you.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Less than five minutes on foot from Universal Studios Japan
  • Room Details: Several options with single beds and sofa beds. One kid under six stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Hotel Universal Port at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Hotel Universal Port at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Hotel Universal Port at TripAdvisor

Universal Bay Condominium

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Universal Bay Condominium is, as the name implies, not a hotel, but a 3BR apartment for a maximum of 7 people, close to Osaka aquarium, Kaiyukan. Why do we recommend this as where to stay in Osaka? It’s because the place itself is very spacious (80 sqm), and because you will be close to a subway station with easy access to the center of Osaka.

Don’t get confused by the name. This place is not close to Universal Studios Japan (USJ). However, it is a walking distance from the Osaka Aquarium. If you plan to go to USJ, you can go by boat that leaves from Osaka Aquarium. It takes 20 minutes.

Because this is not a hotel, so there’s no housekeeping. If that’s important to you when choosing where to stay in Osaka, then look elsewhere. That said, you have a large dining space with a fully equipped kitchen, so you can cook and eat whenever you want. There’s also a washing machine so you can carry fewer clothes to travel.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train to Universal Studios Japan
  • Room Details: Can sleep up to seven. One kid under seven stays free in existing beds.

Check Availability: Universal Bay Condominium at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Universal Bay Condominium at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Universal Bay Condominium at TripAdvisor

Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower

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Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower is connected to Bentencho station where you can get on JR or subway. Don’t worry, you won’t hear the train since you will be sleeping on the 23rd floor or higher. Bentencho station is only 15 min from Namba, less than 10 min from Osaka station, and about 20 min from USJ.

If you’re planning a trip to Universal Studios Japan, then this is one of the best family hotels in Osaka for you. Located a short drive from one of Japan’s best amusement parks, Art Hotel Osaka Bat Tower offers a free shuttle to Universal Studios Japan. It’s also very close to public transportation, with trains to Osaka Station and other Osaka destinations within 10-30 minutes away.

Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower has large rooms and a variety of bed configurations, including family rooms with bunk beds for the kids. The hotel also offers a variety of restaurants in-house, and there is a supermarket and 24-hour convenience store nearby.

Quadruple rooms are very spacious (40 sqm) so you can relax without bumping each other or stepping over your luggage. Breakfast is served on the top floor (51st) so expect nice views. Art Hotel isn’t the cheapest option for where to stay in Osaka, but a great one.

One thing to note is that there are only stairs to/from JR station. It is probably better to use the subway to go to Bentencho station when you are dragging big luggage. Still one of the best family hotels in Osaka.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15 minutes by car from Universal Studios. Easy access to subway and JR train lines.
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing beds. Triple rooms can accommodate larger families.

Check Availability: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower at TripAdvisor

Hostels in Osaka: Where to Stay in Osaka with Kids

If you’re looking for where to stay in Osaka on a budget, then perhaps try a youth hostel in Japan. The best family hotels in Osaka are nice, but they’re not as inexpensive as the best hostels in Osaka. Here are a few of the best hostels in Osaka to choose from.

Very Hostel Namba

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This is one of the best hostels in Osaka thanks to kid-friendly rooms and other options. Very Hostel Namba is also quite clean, but the walls fairly thin. It’s a 10-minute walk to the nearest stations and a 20-minute walk into Namba. Not a bad walk with the right kid situation but a long walk in the hottest or coldest parts of the year.

There is also a kitchen for cooking your own meals and a terrace for eating them. Breakfast can be included, but it’s fairly simple. If you’re looking for where to stay in Osaka on a budget, this is worth a look.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: A 20-min walk / 10-min drive to Namba Station
  • Room Details: Japanese-style (futons) and Western-style rooms (bunk beds) available. Multiple combinations, including a 6-futon family room. One kid under six stays free in existing beds. No room for extra beds.

Check Availability: Very Hostel Namba at Booking.com

Compare Prices: Very Hostel Namba at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: Very Hostel Namba at TripAdvisor

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

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J-Hoppers Osaka Universal is a hostel very close to Universal Studios Japan (USJ), which is only one station away. I probably would not stay in a large shared dorm anymore after our last hostel dorm experience, I think we’re done. Besides, at J-Hoppers Osaka Universal, anyone younger than 12 y/o can’t stay in the dorms.

That said, we still use hotels here and there. In fact, some hostels best places to stay in Osaka with kids. If you can stay in a private room like we did in Asturias, it can be a great experience for kids to meet other travelers. In fact, J-Hoppers Osaka Universal is quite child-friendly.

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal has more than 10 private rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. You will share a bathroom with other travelers, but you can have your own room for your family.

They offer a variety of amenities including a kids space with lots of toys, free bicycle rental (up to 3hrs or 700  JPY for an entire day), a large common area with a fully equipped kitchen, and washing machines. In less than 15 minutes by train, you can reach the Namba or Kita areas of Osaka within 30 min. If looking for where to stay i Osaka for less, this is a great option.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15-min walk to Universal Studios Japan
  • Room Details: One kid under six stays free in existing bedding. Additional kids/adults children cost 3500 yen/night for extra beds. Max extra beds: 1.

Check Availability: J-Hoppers Osaka Universal at Booking.com

Compare Prices: J-Hoppers Osaka Universal at HotelsCombined

Read Reviews: J-Hoppers Osaka Universal at TripAdvisor

Apartments in Osaka: Best Family Hotels in Osaka

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If looking for where to stay in Osaka for a family of four or more, you might find an apartment rental to be more comfortable and affordable. The best family hotels in Osaka are great, but apartment rentals are usually larger than hotel rooms and have a decent kitchen and a washing machine. Most apartment rentals, however, don’t offer daily cleaning. If that’s a must for you when looking for where to stay in Japan, then a hotel would be better.

Some apartments may not accept small children because the rooms are not child-proofed (ie. stairs, fragile decorations and/or furniture. etc.). It’s always better to ask first.

Many Japan apartment rentals include a portable WIFI unit to carry around while you are out and about. Below I’ve listed some apartment rentals in Osaka to consider.

Osaka at home for you (58 sqm + balcony)

This apartment is located close to Tanimachi 4-Chome station of the Tanimachi & Chuo subway lines. It’s also walking distance from Osaka castle. Minimum 3 nights stay required.

Check Availability: Osaka at home for you

2BR close to the station between Umeda and Shinosaka

This apartment is only 100 meters from the closest subway station. From there it takes 5 minutes to Umeda and 15 minutes to Namba by train. Minimum 3 nights stay required.

Check Availability: 2BR close to the station between Umeda and Shinosaka

6. 2min from Daikokucho Sta, near Nanba Station

Less than a 10-minute walk to Daikokucho station. Namba is only one station away. The place is big enough to host a max of 10 people. That means it would offer plenty of room for a family of 4-6. At this price, it’s one of the best apartment rentals in Osaka.

Check Availability: 6. 2min from Daikokucho Sta, near Nanba Station

Dotonbori, USJ, Osaka Castle are very Convenient

Only 3 minutes from Nagahoribashi station on the subway line, and less than 10 minutes from Shinsaibashi station. For an apartment rental in Osaka, it offers a lot of room for a family of 4 or 5. If looking for where to stay in Osaka, then consider this place and the money-to-space ratio.

Check Availability: Dotonbori, USJ, Osaka Castle are very Convenient

Do You Know Where to Stay in Osaka?

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If you know of some great family hotels in Osaka or any other Osaka accommodation, let us know. We’re constantly updating our Japan hotels posts to make them as useful as possible. So if you know where to stay in Osaka or any of the best hotels in Kansai, fill us in!

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Best Family Hotels in Osaka
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  1. with the new regulations for airbnb owners in japan, you might want to check if those apartments that you have recommended is licensed yet. as of now, i couldn’t see any information on the license based on the links.

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