Osaka is 2nd largest city in Japan and a popular tourist destination as well. Any trip to Japan would be incomplete without a few days spent in this amazing city full of cool places to see and tasty food to try. Because of this, I am sure that many of you will visit it at least once. When you do decide to visit it, you will need to find a good place to stay. Preferably someplace close to the rush of Dotonbori, Osaka’s iconic district. One such place is Kaneyoshi Ryokan in Osaka, an affordable traditional style hotel located on the riverside of Dotonbori.
Kaneyoshi Ryokan is an urban-style ryokan that boasts an ideal location for visiting sightseeing spots and exploring downtown Osaka. It is famous for its incredibly friendly staff and high level of service.
As I already said, Kaneyoshi Ryokan is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Osaka, right next to the Dotonbori canal. It is ideally located to explore the most colorful and joyfully part of Osaka, especially to enjoy many delicious street food options offered in the area. One of my favorite things to do in Dotonbori is to walk around the busy streets and try as much of the street food as I can, and I am sure that you will love that as well. There are many shops in the area as well. Kaneyoshi Ryokan is only a 3-minute walk away from Nipponbashi subway station. This makes it well connected to many interesting areas that you might decide to visit. This makes it an ideal base for exploring the entire Kansai area. For example, it is only 30 minutes away from Universal Studios Japan by train. It also takes less than 1 hour to reach Kyoto or Nara so you can spend the whole day sightseeing and return to the ryokan in the evening.
Kaneyoshi Ryokan features large traditional Japanese-style baths that are located on the 6th floor. They are a perfect place to relax from the rush of sightseeing and plan your next adventure for the following day. I love getting a warm bath and heading to a tasty dinner afterward.
Kaneyoshi Ryokan has 15 guest rooms that are all in Japanese style which include futon mattresses on the floor, fresh tea in your room and sliding Japanese doors. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, refrigerator, body soap, toothbrush, slippers, Yukata sleepwear, and a Japanese tea set. The great thing about the rooms here is the amazing view of the Dotonbori canal. You can relax by the window of your room and enjoy the view of the canal as many boats and people pass by.
If you are a fan of Japanese food, you will enjoy your stay at the Kaneyoshi Ryokan even more. The ryokan offers a Japanese-style breakfast that consists of dishes of fish and eggs, delicious rice, and miso soup. This tasty breakfast will boost your energy and help you with the busy day full of sightseeing. Breakfast is served in the banquet hall. Guests can also enjoy fresh seasonal Japanese food at the hotel’s dining area. One more good thing for food fans is the fact that the famous Kuromon Market, which deals with a great variety of food including fish, meat, vegetables and fruits, is located nearby.
The front desk is always tidy and ready for accepting guests. Various brochures and flyers are available and are useful for your stay while in Osaka. Feel free to take them and enjoy your stay. Desktop computers which offer a free Internet service are available at the front desk and the lobby. Wi-Fi is also available. You can enjoy wireless Internet from your personal computer. The staff is incredibly friendly and always ready to help, so feel free to ask them any questions you might have. Also, keep in mind that you leave your key with the front desk whenever you leave and that you have to be back by 1 AM since the ryokan closes at that time.
Kaneyoshi Ryokan is definitely a good place to stay if you decide to visit Osaka. You will not find an affordable ryokan with such a good location and service anywhere else in Osaka. I wholeheartedly recommend that you visit their website and learn more about them.