About this listing
Well-kept, stylish and modern two bed apartment right in the middle of Osaka, near Namba, Umeda, the central business district, and three parks, including Osaka castle.
Located on a quiet side street 100m from the main road, you can walk to the nearby subway, convenience stores, restaurants and cafes.
Free portable WiFi! No need to hire at the airport and pay thousands of yen everyday. It's waiting for you in the house and you can take it anywhere!
★★★ THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE ROOM ONLY ★★★
★ Maximum of 2 guests. Sorry, no children.
★ You will be the only guests in the apartment
★ Me and my fiancee, Saya, will be living in the other bedroom during your stay
★★★ YOUR BEDROOM ★★★
Your bedroom (the pink room) is south facing, so it's warm and bright throughout the day. There is a super comfy double bed, and plenty of space to store your luggage and hang your clothes.
★★★ THE APARTMENT ★★★
The apartment is extremely spacious: 70 square meters total. This is luxuriously spacious by Japanese standards, and really rare. Especially in the city centre. Take a look at the pictures to see!
It is a private apartment, not a hostel or share house. You will be the only guests here during your stay. Feel free to use everything as you like. Lounge, kitchen, toilet, shower... it's all yours!
The apartment has:
★ Highspeed WiFi throughout
★ Portable WiFi for you to take out with you
★ Washing machine
★ Clothes dryer
★ Iron and ironing board
★ Large wet room with shower and full sized auto-fill bath
★ Shampoo, conditioner, and body-wash
★ and of course, lovely, soft towels!
★ Nintendo Wii U
★ Apple TV with Hulu - on demand cable TV
★ Lots of free movies and TV shows!
The kitchen and lounge area also fully equipped with modern appliances. Please look at the pictures of the apartment for more details.
Check in and check out are listed as 4pm and 11am, but I'm pretty flexible. If you let me know in advance I can usually accommodate early arrivals and late departures.
You can leave your bags in the apartment before check in and after check out at 11am. Please clear the room so that we can clean, but I don't mind if you use the shower, bathroom, kitchen, and lounge before you leave.
There is no curfew, and you will have you own key, so you can to come and go as you please.
Interaction with Guests
★★★ ABOUT ME, YOUR HOST ★★★
Hi, I'm Mark! I live in the other bedroom in the apartment, and I'm at home most days working. I'll be around in the evenings cooking, watching movies, and chilling out. And I do love to chat! Have you been travelling? Tell me about it!
I'm more than partial to bike rides and afternoons of yoga and Frisbee in the park so if you're about I'd love you to join me. And if you're here over the weekend then who knows, I may even take you to Osaka's Comedy show and some of my favourite spots!
Also, I've been living in Osaka for ten years and I speak Japanese fluently. I've had tonnes of family and friends over to visit so I've been all over from Hokkaido to Okinawa more times than I can count. I know the best tourist spots all over Japan, and I also have my own special favourite sites, restaurants, and tips which I'm happy to share. If you need any help organising your trip, I'm your man!
★★★ THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ★★★
Set in the middle of Sakaisuji-Hommachi business district, Kawara-machi is perfectly located between both of the main entertainment centres of Osaka and several stunning parks, including Osaka castle, arguably the most popular tourist site in Japan.
Time to the nearest...
★ Convenience store - 1 minute walking
★ Large supermarket - 5 minutes walking
★★★ TRANSPORT ★★★
There are three subway stations within a 10 minute walk of the apartment, and easy access to the main train lines heading out of the city to the various other stops on your itinerary. Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Wakayama, Hiroshima, Tokyo...
Closest subway stations...
★ Sakaisuji-Hommachi - 6 minutes
★ Kitahama - 8 minutes
★ Hommachi - 10 minutes
★ Shinsaibashi - 10 minutes by subway
★ Namba - 10 minutes by subway
★ Umeda - 15 minutes by subway
★ Osaka Castle - 15 minutes walking
★ Shin-Osaka (for bullet trains) - 25 mins by subway
★ USJ - 30 minutes by train
★ Nara - 50 minutes by train
★ Kyoto - 1 hour by train
★ Osaka's main airport - 1 hour by train
For the more adventurous I can also lend out bikes for travel within the city. You can easily bike to the main shopping and tourist attractions in only 15 minutes. And I can even hook you up with biking tours of the city if you fancy checking out some sights.
Easy bike access is something Tokyo lacks, and nothing screams Osaka quite like riding about the city on a shopping bike!
Other Things to Note
★★★ FAQ ★★★
Q. Since I will have the trip on my own, is the location of your accommodation safe for a single lady?
A. Yes, the area where apartment is situated is very safe. It is called Sakaisuji-Hommachi. It is an up-market neighbourhood, and single women often walk around to and from their apartments, workplaces and the subway station.
My apartment is 100m from the main road, and only a five minute walk from the subway station. It is in the middle of the business district, so during the day time there are a lot of office workers around. It's actually quite busy! During the night it is much quieter, mostly there are office workers and couples visiting the many restaurants found in the area.
To give you an idea of the local atmosphere, my girlfriend often comes to my apartment alone, in the late at night, and sometimes drunk!
The apartment has a gate and front door. The apartment building has security cameras in the lifts and entrance area, and an auto-lock system on the main entrance. No non-residents can enter the building.
I think you will find staying in my apartment in Sakaisuji-Hommachi to be convenient, relaxing and safe.
Q. Will there be other guests share the accommodation at a time?
A. During your stay you will be the only guest staying in my apartment with me. Your room is private and you will have your own key, so you can come and go as you please.
★★★ MORE INFORMATION ★★★
If you haven't already, please check out my photos and reviews. This apartment is Osaka's top choice for space, luxury, and service. If you are looking for a warm, comfortable place to call home during your trip to Osaka, and someone to direct you to all the best sites and spots, SMACK! BANG! CLEAN SPACIOUS MODERN! is for you.
★★★ BOOKING ★★★
After you mail me I am happy to keep the apartment for you for 24 hours while you make your decision to stay. If I receive an inquiry from another guest during that time I will mail you to let you know. At the end of 24 hours I will accept the first guest to book the room.
Airbnb is built on mutual trust and friendship, so help me get to know you. Before you come to stay with me please make sure you add a few verifications to your account and add some personal information to your profile.
★ What do you love?
★ How do you spend a relaxing afternoon?
★ Where would you go on your dream holiday?
★★★ EMAIL ME ★★★
I usually reply to mails within a few hours, and I'm happy to answer all your questions before you finalise your decision to book.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you, so go ahead, click the button and contact me now!
★★★ HOUSE RULES ★★★
You are free to treat the apartment like your own home when you are inside, but I please ask that you are quiet; very, very quiet outside the apartment. In Japan it is extremely bad manners to disturb people in their houses.
★ Please keep as close to silent as possible in the courtyard, lobby, elevator and public halls.
★ No waiting in the halls or lobby.
Please either wait in the apartment, or completely outside the building.
★ Sorry, but no pets allowed in the building.
★ No Smoking anywhere in the building.
★ I know that accidents sometimes happen, and in the event that guests cause damage to my apartment, furniture, or furnishings I will do my best to clean or fix the item and cover all costs incurred in doing so. If, however, the damage is permanent and is outside of expected wear and tear I may reach out to you for help to cover the cost of a replacement.
Just keep the place clean and tidy, and leave it pretty much as you found it, and I'm a happy bunny.
It's been a great stay in the apartment of Mark and Saya! The place is spacious and clean. The Host is super welcoming and even I arrived late at night the first day of arrival, Mark got up from the Middle of his sleep to show us around and introduce everything. The pink room is nice, we felt like home in it throughout the 4- day stay. The bathroom is my favourite, I can't find a bit of dirt in it. Thank you Mark couple again. I highly recommend this place to all traveler:)
방이 정말 깨끗하고 교통편이 매우 편리하여 좋았습니다. Mark는 정말 친절하고 우리가 방을 편하게 이용할수있게 도와주었습니다.
Everybody should stay there to travel in Osaka .
The room is very clean,lovely and organized.
Mark and his girlfriend are very welcoming and kind.
It was very short stay,but I definitely love this house^^
Thank you so much for giving me a nice first Airbnb experience ;)
I hope to stay there again!!!
We felt welcomed in this apartment from the get-go! Mark's bubbly personality and active nature made him a welcoming and helpful host. He provided us with a clean, private, homely room - which may I say was gorgeously designed. The bed was very comfortable, and the air con installed was wonderful to escape the humidity. Mark and his partner also offered an assortment of hot drinks and breakfast food which was a lovely touch. They were easy to share a space with and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mark's place is clean, comfortable and convenient, locating just a few blocks away from the nearest subway. The place has a lift, it is really convenient for those have luggages.
The plasma TV with high resolution is great for movies!!! The fabulous audio system makes the living room feels like a private cinema!
There's a great udon place near mark's place which I visited three times during my stay!!!
During my visit, Mark stayed at the house most of the time, so I had an easy time getting many information about Osaka from him (where and what to eat, where and how to go to attractions around, etc etc).
Definitely a good place to stay if you are visiting Osaka!
The environment are clean and tidy. It is easy to find Mark's home. Mark is very nice and friendly. The toilet tissue are so cute which is hello kitty. The provided milk chocolate is tasty. All in all we are satisfied with the room.
Mark, Thank you for hosting us in these days. I and Carmen really enjoyed the stay in your apartment.
The apartment location is very convenient, which is around 5 mins from the subway station by foot. Without the GPS, I could easily find my way to your apartment by following the crystal clear instruction. Moreover, the apartment is 2-3 stops away from the Shinsaibashi & Namba Station, it totally fulfills my eating and shopping needs.
As I arrived Osaka very early at 08:00a.m., Mark was very kind to allow me to put my luggage into his apartment and pass me the key & portable WIFI device before formal check-in at 16:00. Really appreciated and sorry for waking you up so early. My apology.
When I got into the apartment in the evening, I was so impressed that the apartment is spacious and tidy as the photos of Airbnb. The bedroom is comfy especially the bed, I could fall into sleep immediately in past 4 nights.
If anyone else are going to stay in Osaka, I would strongly recommend him/ her to stay in Mark's apartment.
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About the Host, Mark
I'm an English gentleman, a bit rough round the edges, currently taking my tea in Japan.
The things I love include partying, going to bed super early, getting dirty in the forest, and keeping my house spotlessly tidy.
I'm a personal trainer and nutritionist so I'm into a lot of sports and outdoor pursuits, and big into nutrition and feeling good.
If there's one dish you can guarantee I'll bring to a picnic, it's a Frisbee.
I've been living in Osaka for ten years and I speak Japanese fluently.
I've had tonnes of family and friends over to visit so I've been all over from Hokkaido to Okinawa more times than I can count.
I know the best tourist spots all over Japan, and I also have my own special favourite sites, restaurants, and tips which I'm happy to share.
If you need any help organising your trip, I'm your man!
You can contact me by phone or mail at any time during your stay.
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