Our flight into Osaka was a late night arrival, we wanted a hotel close to Osaka Station; non smoking room, clean, comfortable, and affordable; we were satisfied with our on-line choice for three nights. We chose a triple bedroom which came at a reasonable cost, our bed requirements were for two, the extra bed space was convenient for laying out our clothes etc.
There was limited drawer and hanging space, a small fridge, TV (some channels free some pay to view.) Bathroom compact, but very functional, immaculately clean, good hot water pressure, good amenities. A little quick boil stainless steel kettle was handy for hot beverages. Most Japanese hotels supply only green tea so with our little supply of coffee, black teas and sugar we always carry, we could vary our in room beverages. A plus with the Nishi, the windows could be opened, our room had an uninspiring view onto other buildings close by but was not noisy even with window open all night.
The Hearton Nishi Umeda is a little difficult to find and travellers wanting a handy map to help with the location of the hotel on arrival, may find the handy Osaka Station City map; which is a plan of all levels of the Osaka Station. http://osakastationcity.com/en/ Take the map with you and head for the Umesan Kouji shopping arcade marked on the map. 1F in the area of the Sukurabashi Gate. Also if you see directional signs for the Albi Department Store you are on the right track. Umesan Kouji Shopping Arcade is reached by crossing a wide,usually very busy zebra crossing with lights. Follow the arcade through to the very end, cross the diagonal, quieter zebra crossing and directly in front is the Garden Restaurant which is part of the Nishi Umeda Hotel.
The Mountain Coffee Cafe near the hotel end of the arcade, has very good coffee, and light breakfast and lunch selections. If you are a non smoker it is better to use this cafe when it is not too busy with Japanese businessmen. The Albi Department store also has milk, grocery lines etc.
From Osaka International Kansai Airport (50 Kms to Osaka Station) we used the JR Kanku Kishuji Rapid train which took 64 minutes and cost Yen 1160. Tickets were purchased upstairs from Arrivals from ticket office staff opposite the JR Train gates. This train service has various stops along the way, the service we caught did not require a station change. Look up the excellent Hyperdia website for train times etc. Stops and announcements in English were given clearly throughout the journey.
While wandering through the underground arcades of ultra modern Osaka Station, find time to seek out the nearby Hanshin Department Store's Food Department, for an amazing selection of all things edible. A great selection of Bento boxes, Wine, chocolates, breads, pastries, and all things delectable and tempting, and beautifully displayed in the perfect Japanese way.
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