About This Listing
Our most commonly asked questions' answers are written below. Please read this before sending me a message.
1. This apartment is a private apartment and you will not share it with anyone.
2. We have free mobile WiFi that you can bring with you and use anywhere in Japan.
Hottest Area of Osaka - The Heart of Namba!
Our apartment is located in the center of Osaka in a very safe part of town. The Namba area is the center of Osaka fashion (Horie / Shinsaibashi), nightlife (Namba / Shinsaibashi), and Food! Namba is the part of Osaka that is open all night long! You'll never run out of things to do!
Situated on the 12th floor, our elevator equipped apartment building features stunning views of the Osaka city skyline! You will rent the entire modern studio apartment and have complete privacy! Our apartment's thick walls ensure that you enjoy quiet piece of mind and rest.
Everything you need is only an arm's length away!!
You can walk to five stations that are between 5 to 10 minutes away.
This location is very convenient as a sightseeing base for the whole Kansai area. Namba has direct access to Nara, Wakayama, and it is easy to go to Kyoto and Kobe as well. This location is extremely convenient for air travelers due to close proximity to the Kansai airport via the Nankai Raputa Airport Line (38 mins direct!).
|Attractions walking distance|
1. "Kuromon Ichiba(Osaka Fish Market)"
Sushi lovers rejoice-- this is your one stop shop for all things fresh fish. You can pick out the fresh piece of fish from the shop and they prepare it for you on the spot. 5 mins walk.
2. "Electronics Town"
A great feeling and lively place full of Japanese gadget stores, and Japanese otaku culture including maid cafes, collectible figurine stores, etc. You can feel the energy and excitement in the air, just walking around! 1 min walk.
3. "National Bunraku Theater"
Listed as the #8 in the top things to do in Osaka list by TripAdvisor! The National Bunraku Theater is a traditional Japanese puppet show that even if you can't understand a word of Japanese is highly worthwhile to see. 10 mins walk.
4. "Shinsaibashi Night Life"
You are walking distance to the hottest nightclubs in Osaka! We have many recommendations if you are interested. You can also try fixed price all night all you can drink to control your spending, or go for higher end places, whatever your taste we would like to help you have a great time.
5. "Spa World (Hot Spring Onsen/Waterpark resort)"
Enjoy natural hotsprings in a spa themed as asian and european baths situated in a local downtown setting. Also features a hot stone spa, an indoor waterpark, and a gym. 15 mins walk, or 1 stop on the subway.
|MUST TRY OUR GOURMET RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS|
Sushi restaurants, local Osakan foods, top class Italian (probably some of the best you have had outside of Italy), organic health food, and other world class restaurants are waiting to be enjoyed by you!
We provide and maintain this list of local knowledge to the best restaurants, night clubs, shopping, and activities as a service to our guests that stay at our properties.
If you would like to live on a budget, we can make recommendations to eat healthy and affordable food. Whatever your interest we will help you!
Minimum Stay - We generally keep a 3 night minimum, however, if there is a two day gap in availability and you would like to stay, please contact me. Also, 2 night stays may be required to pay a cleaning fee of 3000 yen.
Arrival - If we haven't contacted you 24 hours before your check in, we apologize and would ask you to contact us to let us know (or confirm) your arrival details. Check ins are usually flexible unless there is a guest checking out-- in that case we ask you to check in at or after 3pm.
|Available for Free|
Towels, Washing Machine, TV (HDMI Hookup OK), Cable, Internet, advice, Tea, Full Kitchen Utensils and Cookware, Refrigerator / Freezer, Heater.
30 seconds walk to convenience store
1 minute walk to small 100 yen super market
1 minute walk to Osaka Electric Town like Akihabara
5 minutes walk to Namba Nankai Station
5 minutes walk to Kuromon Ichiba Fish Market
5 minutes walk to super market
6 minutes walk Nihonbashi Station (subway / Kintetsu, Sennichimae line)
7 minutes walk to central Namba
10 minutes walk to Midosuji Namba station
20 minutes by walking to Shinsaibashi
9 minutes by train to Umeda station
15 minutes by train to Shin Osaka (Shinkansen stop)
25 minutes by bus to Itami airport
37 minutes by train to Kansai Airport
50 minutes by train to Nara
52 minutes by train to Kyoto
57 minutes by train to Kobe
Your bed is semi-double sized, so two people can sleep comfortably on it. Non-romantically involved people may wish to draw straws to see who gets the bed, and who gets a futon. Three person max. Price for the first guest, additional guests at 2000 yen per night (up to three additional).
This apartment is perfect for single travelers and couples, while three and four people will feel a bit more of a cozy experience. Four is the limit. Inquire about bedding options.
|Your Room Has|
North facing windows, curtains.
Closet with space to hang clothes and a dresser
Free portable WiFi hotspot internet
Flat Screen TV with HDMI hookup
Iron and ironing board
|Kitchen area has|
Fridge / freezer
Dishes and silverware
Shoe rack area
|You can use|
Everything in the apartment because you will be the only one staying there! All cooking utensils, appliances, including hot water maker, tea pot, tea for free, etc.
Hair Dryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Bathtub
Camera equipped security gate system
Key entry opens automatic door
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at your convenience.
Everything in the apartment is for you.
Interaction with Guests
I love to meet my guests so please make an appointment for lunch or dinner.
Though Japan has a vibrant and wonderful culture and we truly hope that you enjoy your stay here with us, there are some cultural differences between Japan and other countries that we'd like to first inform you about. As such please kindly take a few minutes to read the following points prior to your trip so that your stay in Japan is as enjoyable and problem free as possible.
While we wish you a wonderful stay and not have to bring up any rules and regulations, Japan is still a country that is largely unaware of the sharing economy trend and to ensure that everything goes smoothly with your trip, we ask you to comply with the following:
1.) Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a "lease agreement" after confirming your booking. The purpose of this document is simply to ensure that your stay with us is legal as without this agreement, AirBnB rentals currently operate in a legal grey zone nearing the illegal side of grey. Additionally this document also outlines the standard cultural norms expect of ANYONE who is residing in a Japanese residential building. By opting for AirBnB instead of a hotel you too will be expected act appropriately as someone residing in a residential building. The terms are as follows:
Guests will be expected to pay for any and all damages incurred during the course of their stay. Please use common sense take care of our properties while staying with us. This includes lost keys whose replacement costs vary, from 500 yen for older simple locks, and range upwards to 25000 yen as newer buildings have more complicated computer chip-included lock systems.
We offer pocket Wi-Fi routers to all of our guests but due to the initial cost of the device , should it be lost or damaged you will be charged a fee of JPY 40,000.
As a general rule of thumb, please be quiet when in the vicinity of our properties. Even in urban areas, residences tend to be on the more quiet and peaceful side of things and as such we ask you to keep this in mind to not disturb those in the area where you stay.
As a cultural rule, "public spaces" such as the lobby or elevators are areas where people tend not to make much noise. As such, should you have a big group we ask that you not crowd these shared spaces, especially considering how small they often can be. As luggage and bodies can quickly fill up Japan's tiny elevators, we ask that you wait outside should everyone not be able to ride the same elevator to avoid bothering those in the same building as (wait at least two minutes for it to return to the lobby floor).
While in other countries having social gatherings of friends at one another's houses is a common occurrence this almost NEVER happens in Japan. People here prefer instead to gather at one of the many bars, cafes and clubs that are open until the early morning due to the incredibly close living conditions. This is a critical point to remember!
While we encourage our guests to have a good time while in Japan, we ask that you please consult us first before being rowdy in the any of our apartments. Even in the big cities, things get pretty quiet at home after 10 PM and though we do the best to soundproof our listings to the extent possible, if there is a formal noise complaint made against us we will have no recourse but to charge a JPY 10,000 penalty. As such, we kindly ask you to respect your neighbors and keep quiet at night.
While AirBnB does indeed operate legally in Japan, many Japanese are still unaware of the sharing economy and are not yet accustomed to the idea of sharing with outsiders. Though we hope this will change in the near future, to avoid any formal complaints from both the building management and other residents we request that you refrain from speaking with or interacting with anyone on the premises. If you have any questions please address them to us and not the management of the building as they will not be able to help you.
Additionally should anyone ring the door bell, please do not answer it. 99.9% of the time the inquiry is a sales person and not of interest to you. In the rare case that it is not, please do not answer and contact us directly so that we can handle it.
All of our listings are non-smoking. Should you end up smoking in the rooms, it will require a special cleaning to remove any smell or stains. If we discover that a guest has smoked in his or her apartment, we will be forced to charge JPY 10,000 to cover the cost. For rooms with balconies, it's OK to smoke outside on the balcony but please properly dispose of your cigarettes when done.
Additionally Japan does not allow smoking outdoor except for designated areas. Police have been cracking down lately on smoking outside of these areas and as such for your own benefit, we'd like to remind you to please be mindful of others when enjoying a cigarette.
2.) Arrival information
For arrivals between 10 AM & 7 PM, please pick up a key from our office which can be reached via the directors provided upon booking. For late arrivals, the "After Hours Check-in Instructions" will be your go-to guide which must be request in ADVANCE, prior to your stay.
Download the PDF file that we will send you and keep it on your mobile device, or print it out. The file contains all the directions and instructions necessary for your check in.
Please be quiet after 10 PM both inside and outside the house.
Remember to send a message a day before you check in to verify your check-in time and also another message to confirm the checkout procedure.
Sign the lease agreement after booking by replying to the email you will be sent with both your name and the date of signing.
Please use common sense while staying with us, for example dry off completely before exiting the bathroom, turn off the lights and air conditioning before leaving, etc.
1. We can help you alter or transfer most reservations usually free of charge.
2. If you make a reservation and cancel within 24 hours there will be a ¥5000 service fee. In order to claim this benefit you must not be arriving within one weeks time and must cancel within 24 hours.
3. If you cancel between 24 hours to 72 hours within booking and still less than one week until arrival there will be a 25% cancelation fee.
4. Outside of these exceptions standard cancellation policies apply.
5. We charge 3000 YEN/hour for late check out.
Jeffery sent very helpful direction guide to us and he is a very nice and courtesy person. The room is nice with 2 double bed, a balcony, bed is comfortable for me. : ) very quite room even it is next to Denden town. the apartment close to Nanba station (you can shop in Takashimaya department store), and take Nankai rapid train to Kensai airport.
Quiet, safe and clean flat. We were using Osaka as a base to see surrounding areas. Quite close to Namba station (10min walk) the subway from there goes into Shin-Osaka for the Shinkansen. So day trips out to Kobe, Kyoto, Nara and Himeji are all quite straight forward.
If the weather is good you can have breakfast on the balcony. The host gave us lots of handy restaurant recommendations. Pocket wifi was really useful.
Very detailed instructions for getting to and from the flat but there was a slightly long winded check in and check out procedure. Recommended for a function base in Namba but if we were to do the trip again we would have chosen somewhere closer to Shin-Osaka station.
This apartment would have been a decent spot for $80, but at the price we were paying, it's definitely not worth it, not even in Japan where prices run high. The Wifi barely worked, there were signs everywhere telling you what NOT to do rather than anything welcoming at all, the toilet handle was broken, the floors were dirty, and overall, just not worth the money. Jeffery was super-responsive, though I was traveling at the time and he wouldn't just send along the entry instructions again, even though I had trouble finding them buried in the auto-response I got via Airbnb when I signed up. Seriously, for $270, just send another link. All in all, if the price is low, go for it! If not, better to go with a hotel or even a ryokan and have a way better experience.
The host was incredibly helpful and the listing was just as described. The instructions to get to the location were informative and very descriptive. If you walk over to the main road (1-2 minutes by foot) there are many taxis, even in the early morning. So the location is convenient, as well. Close to the JR and the Midosuji line.
The location is fantastic with 10min + walk to nipponbashi subway station and namba nankai station. The room is clear and jeffery is super helpful. The cons are the portable wi-fi battery lasting only half a day, and the washing machine which looks quite aged although I never use it. A nice stay!
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About the Host, Jeffery
My name is Jeffery, and I have been living in Osaka for ten years. I would love to help you with your trip plans and your travel arrangements. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will get back to you ASAP!
안녕하세요 제 이름은 제프리 입니다. 저는 10년째 오사카에서 살고 있고 여러분의 여행에 도움을 드리고 싶습니다. 여행하시는데 필요하신것이 있으시거나 질문이 있으시다면 언제든지 연락해 주시기 바랍니다. 감사합니다.