"Hotel in business district. Really close to subway"
Easy hotel to find - subway right outside (exit 8). Staff were friendly and polite. There are many cheap places to eat in the area - including an awesome bakery two streets back. Room was clean - a bit older style. No problems. Easy stay.
The hotel is ok, room was a semi double it was small even by Japan standards as was the miniature bathroom but it's alright if you just need a base to explore from. Positives are it's right next to the metro and there's plenty of restaurants close. Toku toku over the road is good and wa-ta-mi fining round the corner on tanimachi is fantastic, inexpensive and great service.
It's everything you would expect from a japanese hotel, small rooms and decent amenities. However, the room had the largest hotel fridge i have ever had. I've stayed in many 5 star hotels and the size of the fridge does not match the one in the room. Good enough to store fruits, drinks and dishes. It has a separate freezer and it freezes any liquid pretty quickly. The room also comes with free wired high speed internet and a microwave. The room itself was pretty small, but i was barely in the room unless i was sleeping so it did not matter to me. The bed is pretty comfortable, nothing special. The air conditioning system in the room was a bit weird. The temperature seem to be erratic, as the room would be cold, then a bit stuffy a couple hours later; it did not become to uncomfortable, but it was something I noticed during the stay. The vent was also pretty small and was located in the small corridor near the bathroom door.
The hotel staff spoke little English, but it was good enough. The lady was very helpful and gave us the best routes to wherever we needed to go. They were kind and weren't hesitant to assist.
This district, previously a major rice market, showcases the changes Osaka underwent when Japan was opened to the West. Aside from nearby Osaka Castle, the historic walking course along Mido-suji Avenue is popular with visitors for its featured turn-of-the-century architecture. Nakanoshima Park, situated between the Dojima and Tosabori Rivers, includes a garden with 4,000 varieties of roses and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics well-known for its collection of Chinese and Korean pieces.
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