I had my 'reservations' when I made my reservation, but I neednt have worried, as this hotel was great. Its close to the metro which we mastered fairly quickly and just next to the the abundant grounds of Osaka Castle - a must see when you visit Osaka. The rooms are clean and sizeable by japanese standards and the staff are fairly attentive. I found this hotel to be excellent value! The history museum is located virtually across the road.
This hotel isnt located in the bustling areas of downtown Osaka...but its only a 30 minute walk to Namba and Dotonbori and similar to Umeda.
Tips - Get the Tanimachi 4 subway down to the busy areas including Umeda and Namba. Umeda is more upmarket than Namba, but Namba is better fun on a night out! It generally costs 240 yen to reach either location via subway while a taxi will cost circa 1200 yen. I advise you to learn the subway...its not that difficult. From Tanimachi 4...get the choi line to Hommachi...change to the red line (forget the name) t get to either Umeda or Namba.
If you need an ATM in Japan, you can find them generally in the 7Eleven stores.
- Free Wifi