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12 Charming Airbnb's In Osaka, Japan

Bea
Updated Apr 24, 2019

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. Unlike its neighboring cities, Tokyo which is famous for its technological advancements, and Kyoto, which is famous for its Buddhist temples and gardens, Osaka is known for its nightlife, architecture, and street food. Local and foreign travelers frequent here to visit different popular places. If you find yourself visiting Osaka, book an Airbnb for the most convenient and best stay! Here are the top Airbnbs that we have shortlisted just for you.

1. Voila! Nice spacious apartment (from USD 30)

Stay in a spacious and tastefully appointed apartment in Izumisano-shi, Ōsaka-fu, that sleeps up to two guests on two beds in one bedroom. The windows are double glazed to help with traffic noise from the street. It’s about a 20-minute ride from the airport and a five-minute walk to the closest train station. Your host lives upstairs and has a dog, so you may hear it occasionally. It’s equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, WiFi, hangers, hairdryer, and bedding. The separate entrance allows for keypad security. No smoking, pets, or parties are allowed. The location is quite far from night spots, but transportation is conveniently close. There’s a mall, convenience store, and restaurants within a ten-minute walk of the location.

Voila! Nice Apartment!
Izumisano-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
20 reviews
Entire flat 2 beds 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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2. Private room in refurbished apartment, Fukushima-ku, Ōsaka-shi (from USD 44)

Stay in a private room in a traditional Japanese tatami style apartment that can sleep up to three guests. The apartment is a two-minute walk to JR Fukushima Station and you can easily access Osaka station with one train stop. There is a futon and three-floor mattresses. Guests can book for long-stays and use facilities like the kitchen, patio, and bathroom. Paid parking is near the premises. A washer is available. The kitchen is equipped for food preparation, from a refrigerator to a microwave, oven and some spices. If you like eating out there are nearby restaurants. Pocket WiFi and laptop space come with the unit.

It's located between JR Osaka station and USJ! 102
Fukushima-ku, Fukushima-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
124 reviews
Entire serviced flat 4 beds 3 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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3. Rei’s apartment at Osaka Prefecture, Japan (from 19 USD)

Osaka Prefecture, a 10-minute train ride to Namba– which is known as the entertainment district of Osaka and a home to city’s most popular bars, restaurants, nightclubs, arcades, and pachinko parlors. This place an accommodate a total of 3 people, perfect for a short trip with your closest friends. It also has 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, and 2 beds, free use of wireless wifi, iron, and kitchen.

45-minute ride to Kansai International Airport, 5-minute walk to the nearest subway (Kishinosato Street), and 1-minute walk to a convenience store. Check in ranges from 2pm until 10 pm and and checkout is at 12 noon. All in all, Rei’s apartment will only cost 19 USD per night.

Rei's apartment

Price: from 19 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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4. Maria’s home at Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu (from 27 USD)

If you are the type of person who like to immerse with other people and their culture, Maria’s home is the place to stay. Her house is a traditional place with her lovely family in it, but you don’t have to worry about your own privacy because your room will be separated from their rooms. Maria says her place is perfect for couples and solo adventures.

The house is also situated in front of a river, really giving you that home-y and countryside vibes. Amenities such as aircon, internet, and kitchen are also provided. Since this is a shared home, parties, pets, and smoking aren’t allowed in the place.

Check-in time starts at 2 pm and check out time is at 11 am.

Maria’s home at Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu,

Price: from 27 USD

Number of Guests: 102

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5. Minami’s apartment at Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu (from 28 USD)

Strategically located at Nishi-ku, Minami’s apartment is the place to stay if you are the type of person who likes to hop from one place to another. It’s a 14-minute train ride from JR Namba Station to Minami’s, a 29-minute walk and train ride from Minami’s to Universal Studios Japan, a 17-minute walk from Minami’s to Dotonbori and a 9-minute walk from Osaka’s hip fashion boulevard, America Mura. Minami’s place is also situated in a very cozy neighborhood so after a long day, you can just appreciate the simplicity and the coziness of her place. It can accommodate up to 2 people, has 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, and 1 bed. Check in time is anytime after 3 pm and check out is at 11 am.

Minami’s apartment at Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu

Price: from 28 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Miki and Hiroki’s place at Sumiyoshi-ku (from 24 USD)

Only a 5-minute walk from the station, Miki and Hiroki’s apartment oversees the beautiful Nagai park (which is also a 3-minute walk from the place). This place is perfect for people who like food hopping as series of food stalls and restaurants are just a walk away from the apartment. It is also relatively near Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine and Shinsaibashi. The apartment can accommodate 2 people, has 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom with 2 beds, WiFi, and elevator to save some of your energy! Check In is anytime after 3 pm while check out is at 10 am.

Miki and Hiroki’s place at Sumiyoshi-ku

Price: from 24 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Kiri’s House at Miyakjima Ward (from 32 USD)

If you are looking for a place that gives you that cherry-blossoms-season-and-traditional Japanese-home vibe, then you should stay at Kiri’s house! The rooms are covered in cherry blossom wallpaper and the mattresses also match the feel of the room. Aside from this, they offer room cleaning for free, and they also have a grand piano that you may play free of charge!

The place is even more beautiful during cherry blossom season as you can directly see it from the window. You may also find the Buson Yosano Memorial Park just across the house and it is also accessible to different places such as the hot spring, ramen store, and turning sushi,

The house can accommodate 2 people with 1 bedroom with 2 beds. Check in time is 3 pm to 11 pm and check out time is 11 am. For amenities, they provide free use of wifi, iron, kitchen, and shampoo.

Kiri’s House at Miyakjima Ward

Price: from 32 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. Ryo’s apartment at Naniwa Ward (from 24 USD)

Ryo’s apartment is perfect for couples as the interiors of the place also suggests. Although, since it can accommodate four people, a family of four can also stay here. It is just a 7-minute ride from Namba station and is also near Dotonbori and Namba Park. Perfect for morning and afternoon strolls. The place also offers free use of WiFi, kitchen, hair dryer, towels, washing machine, and toiletries. Check in time is at 5 pm to 2 am and check out time is at 10 am.

Ryo’s apartment at Naniwa Ward

Price: from 24 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Wataru’s apartment at Chuo Ward (from 37 USD)

What’s good about Wataru’s place is that it’s just a minute away from the nearest station, in Honmachi (Central of Osaka), the Midosuji line! This will also give you access to Shinsaibashi, Namba, Umeda, and Osaka station. If you are the type of person who likes to buy snacks late at night, there is a convenience store near Wataru’s apartment which is just one-minute walk away! For the lazy days, Wataru suggests that you visit Shinsaibashisuji shopping street in Shinsaibashi and shop your heart out!

Her apartment accommodates 6 people, with 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, and a bathroom. Perfect for a getaway with the family or friends. Check in time is 4 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Another bonus about this place: They have an elevator so you won’t have to tire yourself out walking up the stairs, they offer free 5G WiFi for 3 days!

Watary's apartment

Price: from 37 USD

Number of Guests:6

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10. Miyoshi’s apartment (from 20 USD)

Miyoshi’s apartment accommodates up to 5 people. It has 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, 2 double beds and 1 sofa bed. The main advantage of his apartment is that it’s just an 8-minute train ride to Universal Studios Japan and Umeda! So if your main agenda is to visit USJ, then this is the perfect place for you. It is also a 3-minute walk from Nishikujo Station and a 13-minute train ride to Namba.

He offers free WiFi that you can carry around during your stay and other amenities that you may use for cooking and reheating food, laundry, and on top of that, he will take care of your toiletries so you can shed off some extra pounds from your baggage!

His apartment costs only 20 USD per night. Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 11 am.

Miyoshi's apartment

Price: from 20 USD

Number of Guests: up to 5

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11. Private Room for 2 in Shin-Osaka (from 50 USD) (from USD 57)

This clean and cozy apartment for two in is just a minute’s walk away from Higashimikuni station and a 30-minute train ride to the vibrant nightlife and the celebrated cuisine of downtown Osaka. There’s a comfortable double bed but if you and your travel partner prefer to sleep separately a single loft bed is also available. The small kitchen is set off in one corner and it has everything you need to prepare your meals, including a microwave oven, a refrigerator and an electric pot. Make sure to let the host know if you plan to cook so he can prepare some kitchenware and tableware for you. The stairs to the room are rather steep and it may take some effort to carry large pieces of luggage up with you. But the host will gladly help you with this as you arrive and when you leave. The accommodation also offers cable TV, Internet access via Wi-Fi, a washing machine and air-conditioning, among other amenities.

ShinOsaka 2min!! Private room 201
大阪市, 大阪府, Japan
390 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 2 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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12. New Apartment Grandouce Shinkitano (from 21 USD) (from USD 38)

Grandouce Shinkitano is a 35 square meter (376 square feet) apartment that can fit up to 4 weary travelers. Juso station is just a 10-minute walk where you can catch a train to nearby Umeda station or take a 20-minute ride to downtown Osaka. The accommodation features a clean and modern design with double beds in the main room and in the single bedroom. The kitchen, tucked by the entrance to the apartment, is rather small but provides all the amenities you’ll need to cook up a great meal for you and your companions. The modern toilet is separate from the bathroom, which also features a bathtub. There is ample closet space for your clothes and gear and a washing machine for when you need to do the laundry. Wi-Fi, a large screen TV, air conditioning and heating are all provided with the listing. Guests love how clean the apartment is and how well it has been maintained, but also rave about its great location and the value for money it offers.

Grandouce Shinkitano☆New apartment/5min to Umeda
Yodogawaku, Osaka, Japan
204 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 2 beds 4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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Save during your trip in Osaka

While Osaka’s prices for common goods aren’t as steep as the ones you’ll see in Tokyo, it would of course still bode well for you if you can save up as much as possible during your stay here - especially when you’re coming to Osaka for the sights and the food. For the best deals, check out these 8 best Airbnb’s and book your stay here when in Osaka!

This article was originally published on Sep 03, 2017

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