Osaka’s luxury hotels are on par with the best hotels anywhere in the world. We’ve personally inspected all the luxury hotels in Osaka and here is our list of the best in the city.
Osaka luxury hotel room © mattweibo
We’ve ranked them based on quality, location, service and price. These are listed in order of preference (which is very subjective, of course). Any of the first four on this list could lay claim to being the best hotel in Osaka. So, choosing one should be based mostly on where in the city you want to be. Check our Where to Stay in Osaka page before deciding where to stay.
- St. Regis Osaka (Central Osaka)
The St Regis is an immaculate hotel right in the heart of Honmachi, just steps from Honmachi Station. If you want supreme comfort right in the middle of this city, this is an excellent choice.
- Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel (Tennoji)
On the top floors of the soaring Abeno Harukas tower down in Tennoji, this hotel offers some of the best views of any hotel in Japan. And, it’s not just the views: It’s a great hotel all around, with some terrific on-site facilities and a staff that tries really hard to please. You can sometimes find rates online that put this almost in the mid-budget category, making it a very good deal indeed.
- Intercontinental Osaka (Kita)
Very close to JR Osaka Station in Kita, the Intercontinental is a superb hotel (some argue that it’s the best in the city). It’s exemplary in every way and the location is brilliant, with some rooms offering breathtaking views of the city.
- Ritz-Carlton Osaka (Kita)
Not far southwest of JR Osaka Station, the Ritz is on par with the three preceding hotels. From the Old World common areas to the superb rooms, it’s a refined and class act in every way.
- Hotel Hankyu International (Kita)
An easy walk north of Hankyu Umeda and JR Osaka Station, the Hankyu International is an excellent hotel with rates below what you’d expect to pay for rooms of this standard.
- Swissotel Nankai Osaka (Minami)
Towering over Nankai Namba Station, the Swissotel Nankai Osaka is a fine hotel right in the heart of the Minami action. Views from the rooms are stunning – taking is vast swaths of the Osaka/Kobe metropolis. There are some great on-site facilities and restaurants, as well.
- Nikko Hotel Osaka (Minami)
Enjoying a brilliant location, overlooking the north end of Shinsaibashi (and directly over a subway stop), the Nikko is a fantastic hotel. Considering the style and service, the rooms here are very good value. Along with the Hankyu International above, this is the most reasonable luxury hotel in the city.
Where Are These Places Located?See these places on the Inside Osaka Google map:
- Open the Osaka map
- You will see the list of places on the left hand side. (Click the 3-line icon in the top left corner if not). Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want.
- Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
- Map pins are color coded - BLUE: Hotels / Ryokan / Guesthouses | VIOLET: Ryokan | PINK: Places to Eat | GREEN: Shops | YELLOW: Things to See and Do
- If you're using the map on your phone, open the map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.
Osaka Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Osaka guide
- Check Osaka accommodation availability and pricing on Booking.com - usually you can reserve a room with no upfront payment. Pay when you check out. Free cancellations too.
- Need tips on where to stay? See my one page guide Where To Stay In Osaka
- View my comprehensive Packing List For Japan
- Compare Japan flight prices and timings on Skyscanner
- If you're visiting more than one city, get your Japan Rail Pass
- Find out why it's essential you have travel insurance for Japan