This was our very family first trip to Japan and we were very anxious because we did not know anything about the country (other than what we see on TV) and the culture. Our flight will bring us into the country past 8 in the evening and we were worried that we'd get lost. We knew we had to take the train to any hotel as Taxis in Japan are touted to be among the most expensive in the world. So we had to be safe and choose a hotel very close to the subway. There were many to choose from but you will still need to walk some distance to get there. With young kids in tow it was not an option to entertain the posibility of getting lost late at night. Luckily, I found Swissotel. It was just one ride from the airport to namba station and you just needed to climb two escalators and voila! We were already at the lobby were we were greeted by friendly staff. Our check in time took less than 10 minutes only. The hotel was exquisite and its proximity to the major shopping areas like shin saibashi and nihombashi (anime stuff for the kiss) was a plus factor. Dining areas are all over the place. In our next trip to Osaka we will definitely go back here to this hotel. While walking around the district we did see other hotels but if you are new to Japan this is the best place to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swissotel Nankai Osaka is a five-star luxury hotel ideally located in the heart of Namba, Osaka’s most exciting entertainment, shopping and dining district. The hotel sits above Namba station and is the only Osaka hotel that offers a direct link to Kansai International Airport with the Rapid Express Train taking just 30 minutes door-to-door. The nearby subway serves as a convenient mode of transportation to many of the popular tourist destinations such as Kyoto, the ancient capital of Nara and the picturesque Kobe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Nankai Osaka Hotel Osaka
- Swissotel Nankai Hotel Osaka
- Osaka Swissotel Nankai Hotel