As the third largest city in Japan, Osaka is a metropolis that stands out, distinctively, for a multitude of reasons. Travelers here are drawn to the commercial atmosphere of the city, with a number of shopping malls and arcades, such as the Tenshinbashisuji and the funky HEP FIVE, complete with its own bright red Ferris wheel. And, one can’t mention shopping without bringing up the Shinsaibashi district, which is home to the city’s longest shopping arcade, as well as historic shrines like the Namba Yasaka and the Mitsu Hachimangu.
With all that’s to be found within Osaka, one major attractive feature is the hospitality of its residents. To that end, there’s no shortage of vacation rentals to be discovered here. In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most attractive Airbnbs in the area, where you’ll be guaranteed a friendly stay and a restful sleep.
Situated strategically in the center of Shinsaibashi, this apartment provides easy and convenient access to basically everywhere you need to be. Restaurants, shops, coffee shops, and bars are all around you. There are so many, in fact, that it will be hard for you to decide where to go first. The apartment is equipped with one bedroom to accommodate two people. In addition to the bedroom, as a guest, you can also enjoy a bathroom, an equipped kitchen, and wireless internet connection.
UP to 2 people☆Shinsaibashi Apartment #4Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Top guest reviewsgreat come with tv and wifi toomust-book apartment when travelling to osaka :)the room was very clean with all the needed amenitiesso clean and newnice and clean apartment highly recommendedthe apartment was very clean and perfect for several days staypros-very clean-good pricecons-mattress held up by styrofoam blocks that is noisy and in a u-shape = no sleepreally convenient from anywhere anytime good and clean place
Host:friendly-neighborhood and a great hostmitsuo sent very clear directions in advance and was very accommodating and informative during our staywe didnt really meet mitsuo during the stays but is helpful enough to get us thereRead more reviewsgreat location for exploring osakagreat stay great location great valuevery nice place the location is really good (close to dotonbori street and shinsaibashi station)really nice apartment located very close to all things in osakaeverything is perfect location is perfect
Welcome to this apartment that is within a short walk from Shinsaibashi shopping area and where you can enjoy a pleasant stay. Equipped with four comfortable beds, the apartment is ideal for four people. As a guest of this apartment, you will also be granted access to a bathroom, a kitchen, and wireless internet connection, among other facilities.
Easy by walk to Shinsaibashi Shopping Area #TKM52Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Top guest reviewsclean with good suppliesthe apartment is nice and clean
Host:kazuki is an excellent host who has quick and prompt responsesroom so hughes the host is super fast response and communicate very wellexcellent quick communication from the hostRead more reviewsgood location with an easy walk to dotonbori and shinsaibashi areasgood place in good locationplace was fairly large with very comfortable bedslocation is very wonderful it’s very suitable for foreigners
If you are traveling with some of the best people in your life, consider booking this apartment because it is ideal for up to six people. Situated right in the heart of Shinsaibashi, the apartment comes with three comfortable beds and one bathroom, with toiletries like shampoo and body soap. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a toaster, along with a kettle, basic crockery, and cutlery. You can also enjoy free wireless internet access throughout your stay.
[KG503] Convenient Room in Shinsaibashi 6 Guests大阪市中央区西心斎橋二丁目4番6号 花月第一ビル 503, 大阪府, Japan
Top guest reviewsthis place is so convinient and the room fit for 5 of ustheir place was great and nice even though the bathroom looks a bit old but it was okclean and near the stationhowever the apartment is so small for 6 people and it needs improvement on its cleanlinessthe room was small for 6 of us other than that the place was very cleanapartment was clean and comfortable for three of us-the private bedroom was a nice featuregreat location clean space and really responsive hosts
Host::) and most importantly the host/s are niceoverall still satisfied with the stay and owner is very responsive to every enquiryfriendly host although not met in person is very approachable and check-in is very smoothperfect locationthe host is very kind and generousRead more reviewsexcellent location very close to dontonborivery good location in osakathe location was perfectgreat location its between dotonbori and shinsaibashi and near namba stationthe location is so great
Tucked away not far from Shinsaibashi Station and Shinsaibashi shopping district, this massive condo welcomes you and provides ample space for up to 10 travelers. The condo offers facilities that include six beds, two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen and, of course, unlimited access to a super-fast wireless internet connection.
心斎橋駅･道頓堀まで徒歩3分★WiFi付き!心斎橋筋商店街まですぐ!301 401Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Top guest reviewsit’s clean and is almost the same as seen in the picturesthe place is spacious and cleansuper good location rooms’ big and clean and rika’s a very nice host
Host:quick response rita is very kind to all my questions con:near loud bars a little noisy at nightRead more reviewsthis location is outstanding as you are in the middle of townit’s a great location for late nightsamazing location and a really cool spaceyou can walk to a lot of great areasit is very easy to find and very located in the centre of the town
Have a relaxed and pleasant stay as soon as you set foot in this modern apartment that is just minutes away from Shinsaibashi Station. The apartment features eight super cozy beds and one bathroom and can perfectly accommodate up to 14 people.
The entire apartment is yours to enjoy during your stay. There will be no other guests except those traveling with you, so total privacy is guaranteed. You are welcome to use everything you can find inside the apartment, including an open kitchen with a microwave and a fridge and a modern bathroom. What’s more, you will be granted full access to the wireless internet connection. Last but not least, the apartment is supplied with free Japanese tea, coffee, bottled water, snacks, and toothbrushes.
Dotonbori area all on foot☆new built☆100㎡☆14pax大阪市, 大阪府, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe beds on the living room may seem weird initially but we got used to it pretty quickly)rooms are clean and comfortablewonderful place very new and clean location and facilities is perfectsuper location clean precise no noise - this place is definately recommendable
Host:shiba was also really helpfulRead more reviewslocation is really close to all tourist attractions and railway stationunexpected good location to shopping at shinsaibashi nambavery spacious high tech it is a great place to stay in if there are many of youvery nice convenient and comfortable place to stay
Indulge in a delightful stay at this contemporary apartment that is connected to the Underground Shopping Center, so even when it rains you can travel without worry. The apartment features two bedrooms and one bathroom, along with facilities that include a kitchen that is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances, a living area with a comfortable sofa and a TV, and unlimited access to a wireless internet connection that is very fast.
Dotonbori area all on foot☆new built☆100㎡☆14pax大阪市, 大阪府, Japan
Top guest reviewsthere is a big living room with a comfortable couch and big flat screen tvvery clean and spaciousclean and convenient for our staythe room is so clean and newthe apartment is very spacious and very cleanshiba’s place is both cozy and clean
Host:shiba was wonderful hosts and was always quick to respond to all my queriesRead more reviewslocation is super close to everythingvery nice the location is very good to shoppingvery good location and nice place to staysuper stylish apartment most convenient location close to everything had an amazing timethis place is great value the location was great at a affordable price
If you want to stay close to public transportation, the shopping area, as well as restaurants and coffee shops, you may want to consider booking this modern apartment that will serve as your urban oasis and make you feel like home. The apartment features three comfortable beds to accommodate no more than six people. What’s more, you can also enjoy a private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, a kitchen with a supply of tea and coffee, and a high-speed wireless internet connection.
Dotonbori area all on foot☆new built☆50㎡☆6pax大阪市, 大阪府, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe room provide wifi with good connection signal and fastwould have appreciated a tiny stool in the bathroom to make showering easierthe apartment is clean spacious and well locatedplace is exactly like the pictures and was very cleanshiba’s place is very nice and cleanvery comfy and cleanthe room is exactly the same as the picture and very clean
Host:also the host is very responsive tooRead more reviewsthe location is very nice and very close to the train station and shopping streetslocation is great and is two min walk from the train stationvery good location to stcomfortable room at a convenient locationthe place is easy to access as it has a subway station just around 10 mins away
This vacation rental promises to be a rather vibrant one, thanks to its location in Amerikamura, a former warehouse area that was turned into the place to get anything from the United States in the 1970’s and it has risen to become a magnetic place for natives and tourists.
The apartment itself is laid out in a spacious, dorm-like style, with three double beds that can host six people at a time. Included in the amenities are a microwave and induction stove, along with WiFi. In the heart of the American Village, it’s also close to Namba Station.
This cozy apartment is a short walk from Nagahoribashi Station and is a good choice, whether you are visiting for a short stay or for a longer period of time. The apartment can host up to five guests, with two double beds and a sofa bed. There’s an intimate kitchen space available, and, while there’s no television, there is free WiFi.
One particular feature of note is the bathroom facilities, which are modern and include a dehumidifier to add to the air quality, throughout.
Nestled right on the edge of the popular Dotonbori district, in the Chuo Ward, this apartment is a choice spot for those who want to be right by all of the excitement Shinsaibashi has to offer. The place is large enough to hold five guests between two beds and a common area that can fit up to three floor mattresses, if needed.
There’s one bathroom, plus a half bathroom. The Dotonbori apartment has the standard array of amenities available, with the pluses of a doorman and a convenience store, that’s open 24-hours a day, right next door.
This apartment is a robust one with regards to space - it can comfortably host up to ten guests between three bedrooms. It’s decked out in a smooth and subdued style, that reflects a combination of modern design and traditional Japanese cottage design. The City House has a huge living room to go with a full kitchen area, equipped with utensils and dishware.
Among the amenities included are wireless internet, both within the apartment and, of the mobile hotspot variety, as well as a washing machine. The apartment is near a few convenience stores and a supermarket that’s open 24 hours a day, as well as the main shopping district.
Osaka City House
Japan is definitely a hotspot for those into video games of all varieties and this studio apartment highlights that appeal with its offered amenities, in the form of a gaming console provided by the host, which has over 2,000 games ready for guests to play. Besides this, the studio can hold up to four guests, sharing one double bed and a sofa bed.
It’s in walking distance of the central Shinsaibashi Station, that’s a hub for four of the major lines servicing the neighborhood, as well as a short distance from many attractions of the area, which include the Kuidaore area, known for high-end shopping. Guests will find the full base of the amenities here, including access to a coin laundry within the building, as well as a kitchen stocked with all the pertinent accessories and a bathroom, with a shower and bathtub included.
This vacation rental is chic, with a decor that’s elegant and minimal with soft accents of color. The place can accommodate eight guests in total, between three bedrooms and it isn’t too far from at least three subway stations, including Nanba Station. It’s also within a brief walking distance from the famed Kuromon Market and the Dotonbori area.
Those staying here will be treated to a good amount of amenities, which include full heating, a private entrance to the building and wireless internet.
If you like a little bit of cheer in your accommodation, and something distinctly Japanese, this charming apartment may be just what you’re looking for, with an aesthetic devoted to the cute cartoon character first made famous by the Japanese company Sanrio, Hello Kitty. The studio is a cozy space, that can entertain three guests and it’s also good for small families, with stroller rentals that can be arranged by the host, beforehand.
With regards to amenities, the host has included a fair amount, with an eye towards business travelers and includes mobile wireless internet and a washer and dryer. In terms of location, the apartment is close to a drugstore, as well as a Don Quijote store, that’s open 24 hours. The closest stations are Nagahoribashi Station, which is down the street and Shinsaibashi Station, less than five minutes away.
This apartment is an immaculate place, situated right by the main attractions, such as the Dotonbori corridor and the American Village. It can accommodate four guests with one bedroom and two beds, in conjunction with an air mattress.
This vacation rental is a tranquil apartment, located in a residential block. It’s not far from Nagahoribashi Station on the Sakaisuji Line and it’s a short distance from many of the district’s restaurants and shops - which includes a grocery store, steps away from the residence.
The place is done up in a modern fashion, with all the basic amenities provided, including a washer and dryer, as well as elevator access.
This apartment is found in a newly renovated building and is spacious enough to accommodate up to six guests at a time, with two beds and an airbed. There’s a balcony available that allows for guests to take in all of the lights of the district and for those who happen to smoke.
Included in the amenities is a workspace with wireless internet and a bathroom equipped with a hot tub. For those who like to not be obtrusive when coming or going, there is a private entrance.
If you are traveling solo or with a partner, this comfortable apartment is an option you should consider. Situated right in the center of Shinsaibashi, the apartment offers two beds and one bathroom, meaning it can also accommodate small families of three.
The apartment is equipped with a kitchen that comes with a microwave, a water cooker, and a fridge, among other amenities. You are welcome to prepare a light meal in the kitchen. The TV is yours to use to keep you entertained whenever you are staying inside the apartment. One thing to note, you will have restricted access to the balcony.
Nanba Sta 5min! Shinsaibashi sta 5min!! mWiFiChūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Unwind at this cozy apartment that can perfectly accommodate four people. Guests can enjoy a good night’s sleep on the comfortable king bed and two single Japanese beds. The bathroom comes with a rejuvenating bathtub, in which you can enjoy a soak for a fresh start in the morning. Turn on the TV to keep you company while you indulge in a glass of wine in the evening before heading to bed. Feel free to use the kitchen to try to cook a Japanese meal or your favorite homemade meal.
shinsaibashi area+wide king size bed room大阪市, 大阪, Japan
Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Osaka as you stay at this airy apartment that is set right in the center of of the city, where attractions, as well as entertainment and public transportation, are all within walking distance. The apartment features three comfortable beds that can accommodate no more than four people. In addition to the beds, the apartment is also equipped with a bathroom and a kitchenette in which you can prepare a light meal to be enjoyed at any time of the day. You will also have access to the wireless internet connection for free.
[KD501] Super Convenient Studio in ShinsaibashiChūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Have a relaxed stay at this apartment that is located not far from Namba Subway Station. Open the curtain in your bedroom and let the large window bring in the morning sunshine that you need for a fresh start in the morning. There are two bedrooms and six beds in total to accommodate up to six people. Other facilities offered here include a bathroom with toiletries, an equipped kitchen, an iron, and access to a wireless internet connection.
⭐Doutonbori/Shinsaibashi Apt. with lift⭐2LDK 52㎡Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
Top guest reviewsthe place is clean and just the right size for usit was clean and spacious with plenty of room for 1-2 othersvivian’s place was incredibly clean with a great central locationclean and enough space for our family of 4 with 4 luggages
Host:host was really helpful from the check-in to the checkout timedefinitely one of the best host in osakamax and vivian were friendly and good hostsone of the staff max is extremely helpful and nicefriendly and helpful host easy communicationRead more reviewslocation is great very close numba stationgreat location and big and spaciousgood location and lots of restaurants nearbylocation is close to namba main station which is good if you intend to explore osaka citythis apartment is a very ideal location in the heart of osaka
Some last words on where to stay in Shinsaibashi
There’s a lot to see and do while staying in one of Osaka’s top neighborhoods and it can be daunting to pick the right place to rest your head, while visiting. But these Airbnb rentals aim to not only make that choice easier but to put on display the greatest treasure Shinsaibashi natives have, which is the gracious air of hospitality.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.