The Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Higashi is a cheap, decent business hotel in the Kita district. Rooms are no-frills but they have everything you might need just to sleep here. Don’t expect luxury and you’ll be set.
Any Japanese business traveller will be familiar with the Toyoko Inn chain. With hundreds of branches all over Japan, Toyoko Inn offers simple and small rooms with a free breakfast for very reasonable prices.
In terms of amenities, they have everything a business traveller might need or want: free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a TV, laundry services (those suits won’t clean themselves), a wake-up service, free domestic phone calls, and massages. Service is polite and efficient.
The Osaka Umeda Higashi branch is a typical iteration in this regard. Rooms are basic but comfortable. If you just need an affordable base to set up for a night or few as you explore Osaka, this hotel isn’t a bad option at all. Something to take heed of, though: the beds are perfect for most Asian tastes, i.e. it’s on the stiffer side. Consider yourself warned if you like softer mattresses.
The other catch is that it isn’t super near JR Osaka Station - it’s a 20-minute walk away. The nearest subway is Minami Morimachi Station, however, which is fine if you’re going to explore Osaka by subway. The hotel itself is located near the small but charming Horikawaebisu Shrine, too.
If you’re arriving with a great deal of luggage on your first day in Osaka, you might be better off taking a taxi to the hotel instead of lugging your suitcases around in public transit.
Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Higashi
5-3-25 Nishitemma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0047
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wifi and LAN cable access
Subway: 3-minute walk from exit 1 of Minami-morimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi and Sakaisuji Lines.
Train: 5-minute walk from exit 3 of Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line.
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Toyoko Inn Osaka Umeda Higashi is located in Osaka's Kita and Umeda district. See our complete list of things to do in Osaka's Kita and Umeda district, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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