We chose this hotel as we mostly prefer to stay next to major transport hub, saving trouble of requiring further transport, wasting further time etc.
This hotel is priced competitively at almost 10k yen per night.
We`chose the JR train from Kansai airport, reaching umeda or Osaka main station. Do note that Osaka is the MAIN transport hub, one will find more than 4 different train operators plus 4 to 5 different shoppong centes interlinked. ie it so to get confuse at the beginning!! :)
How to get there: ( We have 2 big luggages and small carry on)
Once you exit from the JR Osaka staiton, look for " Sakurabashi" gate. Head straight to that. You will reach at traffic light beneath the train track. Opposite , you will find " Umesan Kouji " , its rows of 17 eateries where we dined almost all of them apart from those pub food.
Go through the Umesan Kouji reachgn the other end. You will find the barber shop on the left. Cross the diagonal street, Hearton hotel is right infront of you!! the tall building facing train track.
We booked 3 nights in small double and later after Kytoto back with 2 nights in twin room.
TAKE TWIN ROOM ANYTIME, its much bigger for twin room. the 1st 3 nights, my wife suffered a bit as not used to the small bed, basically its 2 small pillow side by side. We have to close tthe room door in order to have space to open our luggages.
If you prefer quiet room like us, Ask for higher floor, away from train tack ( use can still hear very light sound of train passing) so facing the college buidlings instead and also away from th lift. Each floor, you will find vending machine for drinks and free ice.
As expected room is small in Japan for budget conscious, they however provdie full amenities eg shaver, toothbrush, comb etc.. and shampoo and shower liquid is all Shishedo brand.
When going back to Kansai airport, i stringly advice to us the bus limo from Herbis Osaka, just behind and across the street. Very good when you have too many luggages which is heavy heavy to tag along. yen 1500 per pax straight to airport with 2 stops to pick u further passengers.
Cheapest mineral water near hotel - Look for a small supermarket on your left, opposte the pub or almost near to the traffic light across to Osaka station. yen 139 for 2 litres. Hearton hotel yen 120 for 500ml, you make the choice.
higher floor, facing the college instead of train tracks which tend to be noisy and away from lifts...
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