About this listing
One week stay pack.
A cozzy 1K apartment in Sembayashi Omiya. One of 4 apartments located on the top floor of an 8 story building with a great view of Osaka Sky Line! Like a small penthouse!!
Located just 4 minutes walk from the subway, and 12 minutes walk from the Keihan train line. The apartment is fully furnished with a double bed (futon), fridge, microwave/oven, TV.
There is a small ensuite bathroom with toilet, basin and bath/shower. Also a small kitchen with electric hotplate. Small balcony with table and chairs. Washer/dryers are less than 1 minute walk from the apartment at the coin laundry.
The apartment is ideal for a couple, but a 3rd person can also sleep on a futon on the floor if needed but it would be a bit tight with 3 people. An extra person is only 1,500yen and we provide an extra futon, beddings and towels.
Free protable wifi router that you can use all around Japan and 2 bicycles.
Besides of that, the basics that you could need in a house, shampoo and shower gel, towels, and kitchen stuff, tv, sleepers, air-con (hot and cold), blanquets...
Interaction with Guests
Early check in.
The check in starts at 15:00, any check in before that time is considered "early check in"
An early check in is mainly not possible due to the cleaning tasks and procedures that need to be done between guests.
If possible (no check out on your arrival day) an extra fee of 2000JPY will be applied if an early check in is requested.
Self check in.
After 15:00, anytime is good to check in, and it's a perfect option for those who don't know the specific arrival time.
We will visit you in the next days to ensure you are well and to answer your questions.
Once the booking is done, and close to the arrival day, an email is sent to you with all the information you need to reach the place and check in.
The route from your arrival airport or station, a walk path to the apartment and some information about the house rules.
Usually I will meet you on your check in time. To arrange this meeting is necessary you tell me your landing/arrival time to Osaka.
If due to circumstances we can't meet at the check in time, you have all the info you need to proceed with self check in.
Then, if it happens, I will go over later or the next available day for you and me.
During your stay I will be happy to answer any question you may have. Also, if there is anything you need, a problem shows up or you want to report anything, I will be available by mail, LINE, messenger, (website hidden) talk, (website hidden) and airbnb message service.
The check out is simple and doesn't need my presence. Just leave the apartment, in good condition, before the designated time and, if you want, send me a text to notice that you are ok and that everything was fine.
*SUBWAY: "Senbayashi Omiya" station of "Tanimachi Line" (4 minutes on foot=
*TRAIN: "Senbayashi" station of the "Keihan Line" (12 minutes on foot)
At less than 1 minute walk from a massive shopping arcade. The shopping street is one of the most famous in Japan, and is also the cheapest! It was opened in 1910, so has a very proud 100 year history...you can feel the vibe in the air as you walk through the arcade, and the cheerful locals calling out 'welcome!" This is a true example of the "real Osaka", the Osaka before skyscrapers, and a community determined to keep the "old Osaka" alive. The arcade is so popular that it not only attracts regular customers from all over Osaka, but also from all over Japan !
And when you need to see the skyscrapers, it's still only 5 miles to the center of Osaka :) 12 minutes by subway. There is actually a nice view of the city from the front door of this apartment as well!
You an find everything from fruit to flowers, bakeries to butchers.....about 150 stores line the super busy arcade. This area is well known for great quality produce and SUPER cheap prices. This location will really give you a good idea of life in a residential area, away from tourist areas, yet only 11 minutes (about 5 miles) to the heart of Osaka, Umeda.
Around the area- bakeries, cake shops, fast food (mos burger, McDonalds), izakayas (Japanese style pub), 280 chicken shop chain (everything on the menu, from chicken kebabs to beer, is 280yen!), cafes, convenience stores, post office, Japanese restaurants, Italian restaurant, Indian restaurant, 100 yen store, bento (boxed lunch) stores, pharmacy etc......everything within 1-10 minutes walk.
Right next door to the apartment is a "Yu" which is a bathhouse and is open until 2am. There are baths, saunas...and lots of good conversations to be had with the locals!
Other Things to Note
*The portable wifi can be used all around Japan. Has a monthly data limit usage 7GB limti at high speed. After this limit it slow down. We ask our guests to be conscious and respectful and to use the wifi for normal daily usage of Internet such as mail, maps, surf the web, but not for leisure only (watching videos, downloading and gaming).
*The hot water supply is based of a "night-heating-water tank system". At night the tank heats up the water and keeps it warm all day long. The quantity is enough for a 30 minute non-stop hot shower. We also ask your understanding when using the water responsably.
If you find some trouble during your stay about the apartment apliances or furnitures, inform about it immediately, so we can fix the problem and/or offer a solution for you in a time fashion.
Any situation not notified, stated after your stay, won’t be take in consideration as a refund reason.
You will be requested to send me a copy of the passports of all the guests who will stay in the apartment to the contact email provided by Airbnb.
It can be black and white, but must be clear.
The purpose is only for identification in case that the local Authority requests to confirm that you are staying in my apartment.
Alternatively, you can upload the files to any cloud storage like (Dropbox or (website hidden) Drive), and share it with me only in case of need.
You are in the right to do not send the files. It is not compulsory and your booking is not affected in any way.
*Enter without shoes.
*Keep the apartment smoke-free.
*Place the trashes at the trash box situated in front of the building's, just at the left side of the parking.
*Please, make sure to park and leave the bikes always in places meant for it. Having your bikes taken will incure an extra fee, please take care!
*Throw all the remaining food you haven't eat.
*Leave the house reasonabily clean (as if your mother will check your room :) )
*Enjoy (this is a must)
The apartment is really nice and cozy. The location is also great as there are a lot of food stall nearby also just a few minutes walk from the senbayashiomiya station. The host also really helpful and friendly.
Roman and Yuri have been really helpful during our stay and help a lot to make it pleasant. The apartment itself is well accommodated and will provide you everything for your stay.the neighborhood is great and the free bicycle that come with the room is a great way to discover it and Osaka in general.
A lot of reviews have been talking about the size of the apartment, and it is true,it is small.we were 3 and we did manage to make it OK,but I will recommend to book this place for a maximum of 2 persons.
In final this apartment is a great value for what you get and if you are traveling alone or as a couple I strongly recommend to book with Roman and Uri.
the place was great and the neighbourhood fab. We met Uri as we walked there and had a great introduction and tips for eating out. thanks
We (myself and my partner) really enjoyed our stay here. The room was exactly as advertised. Cycling on the bicycles was a lot of fun. The room is in a good location. Streets nearby have lots of shops, restaurants and yummy bakeries. The subway is 5mins away and therefore easy access to Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Kyoto. The host were very helpful and I would definitely recommend this apartment for visits to Osaka.
This may not be the best located place - it took at least a half hour to get to most of the sites we wanted to see by subway (not the best planning on our part). The subway stop is very close, though, and the directions Uri sent us were very clear - he even included a list of places to get free wifi. Also, we did really like the neighborhood around the apartment. It has a couple really good bakeries and sweet shops, and a cook your-own-beef place that we wished we had eaten at every night.
The place is pretty small, so I wouldn't recommend staying here if you plan on traveling with big suitcases. It was fine for two people with backpacks, though. Also, we liked the kitchenette in this apartment because it had a little more counter space. The patio is nice for relaxing, and the bed is surprisingly comfortable.
We didn't use the bikes, but having a mifi was very helpful!
I'm not sure if the walls are very thin or our neighbors were just loud, but I woke up one night to hear someone next door talking. Other than that, though, the place was quiet.
Very clean and nice apartment. The apartment is closed to the subway station.
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About the Host, Román
Hello! I am Roman, and this is what I do:
I'm part of a team working in real state for years.
My responsibilities are the Airbnb activites. I manage the profile, guests relations, bookings, inquiries, etc... so I have the wonderful chance to meet you and share part of your time in Osaka.
I'm also in charge of maintenance and cleaning staff. Hence, if you ever find something to report, I'm the one you need to talk with.
You can also may have the chance to be assisted by Uri, one of my coworkers, who is in charge of some of the apartments. He's a great person, young, full of energy and knowledge.
I consider myself an open minded, and interested-in-almost-everything person.
I like travelling, and I did it a lot, so I understand how important is to find friendly people and a home all around the world.
I love taking photos, so I do it as a freelance photographer sometimes. I prefer social photography, and the human being is my favorite subject. Well, and landscapes. And cityscapes...
Since I'm living in Japan, for 5 years now, I practice Kendo. I like experiencing the traditions of this country while cultivating my body and my mind. There are a lot of interesting things to learn from Kendo.
I'm also a very accesible person, always ready for a chat and also for having a good time. If you wanna know more about the city or the Japanese society, or the best sushi place, just ask me!
I really hope to offer you a nice time here in Osaka.