16 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Osaka, Japan - Updated 2023


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.

With many things to do, Osaka beckons you to visit. But first, you need to determine where to stay in Osaka. If you’re looking for suggestions, check out this list. Here, you can find some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Osaka, Japan.

1. Comfy home near Kuromon Market (from USD 94)

Take in Osaka’s beautiful scenery from this one-bedroom home located six minutes away from Nipponbashi station. It is only a short walk away from many attractions as Shinsekai, Kuromon Market, and Dotonbori are less than 13 minutes away.

The home itself features a balcony where you can smoke or enjoy a drink while admiring the sights of the city. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, freezer, and microwave for your cooking and dining needs. The WiFi, TV, and dedicated workspace are also available for your convenience and leisure.

Rental unit in Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi · ★4.81 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
210 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had all the amenities that we needed and the beds were comfortable
the beds were surprisingly comfortable and heater worked well for colder weather
very clean and comfortable
small space but clean and convenient
cleanliness - the place is very clean as well as the things to use
very clean and convenient place to stay at
the place is clean and well maintained
she was extra helpful in the quick responses and making sure i checked in safely
yoshikata was an amazing host
great area and host
is a nice place great help from the host
host replies are very fast and helpful
place is a perfect walking distance from namba station
great location but take ear plugs
super close to the subway and close to a lot of good restaurants
really great location by bustling downtown nipponbashi
yoshitaka's place is in a great location
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2. Air-conditioned apartment with a kitchen in Chūō-ku (from USD 272)

This spacious apartment for rent in Osaka comes with two double beds and a sofa bed, easily accommodating up to five guests. You can cook delicious meals in the kitchen, but the property is also near shopping spots and restaurants in case you want to explore the local cuisine. The vacation rental offers free WiFi access to keep guests connected. If you want to enjoy a relaxing experience after a full day outdoors, you can have a soak in the bathtub.

Rental unit in Chūō-ku, Osaka · ★4.83 · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath
Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
134 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment also has nice amenities and comfy beds
it would be a comfortable fit for 4 people
the room is clean with all the amenities that i can think of is available
we had a great stay at the apartment
it was super clean and big
the place is new and very clean
great place the room is really new and clean the bed is comfy
the room was spacious and clean
the condo is quite new and very clean
the host is also very hospitable offering 24/7 support
jeremie always gave me a fast and kind answer
great location handy to namba
excellent location only about two blocks away from dotonbori
very good location going to dotonburi
the best location just next to dotonburi and a few min walk to nipponbashi station
it was also very near the nippombashi station which was great
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3. Bright studio for five in Naniwa-ku

This well-lit studio apartment can comfortably accommodate up to five guests, with two double beds and a sofa bed. It comes with a full bathroom with toiletries for freshening up after a day of exploring. There is a kitchen that is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and dishes, so you can easily prepare gourmet meals during your stay. If you wish to dine out, there are several ramen restaurants within the area.

Rental unit in Naniwa-ku, Osaka · ★4.82 · Studio · 3 beds · 1 bath
Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
205 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
extremely clean and close to tourist spots
good place to stay and stay cozy
really nice place to stay in osaka
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4. Private room in refurbished apartment, Fukushima-ku, Ōsaka-shi (from USD 75)

Stay in a private room in a traditional Japanese tatami style apartment that can sleep up to three guests. This Osaka accommodation 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.

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Condo in Osaka City · ★4.93 · 1 bedroom · 4 beds · 1 bath
Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
287 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heater works perfectly and there is a heating matress too very comfortable during winter
such a cute cozy and comfy place with all the amenities you could need
we've also use the washing machine & portable wifi too thanks ryota for hosting us
the place is very nice with tatami room and traditional futon mattresses with plenty of extra cushion
not to worry the apartment is very quiet
and everything was spotless clean too
clean tidy convenient transport
clean rooms comfortable sleep
the place is clean and new
it’s clean and comfortable for us to stay in osaka
ryota was responsive to all questions
ryota is a very nice host
the host was superb
ryota is a great host
ryota is really super host
the location is so good
great location close to the station
the location was great
great location close to train station
location is easy to find and near train station
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5. Kiri’s House at Miyakjima Ward (from USD 27)

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.

Home in Miyakojima Ward, Osaka · ★5.0 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 3 shared baths
Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
66 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it made us feel like home with the light breakfast provided (coffee and toasts with jam)
the house was very clean
it is super clean and comfortable
the room is extremely clean cozy and sweet
the house is super clean and quiet
room is really clean
the host was very nice
the hosts are the sweetest and warmest people alive
the host is an old kind lovely lady
the host is pretty nice couple
the host is very kind and they help us a lot
beside the bus station has a very good ramen
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6. 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

7. 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 Airbnb in Osaka, Japan, can 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

8. 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). Some of the best places to visit in Osaka can be accessed through this Airbnb rental. This place is perfect for people who like food hopping as series of food stalls and restaurants are just a walk away from this apartment for rent in Osaka, Japan. 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

9. Maria’s home at Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu (from USD 24)

If you are the type of person who like to immerse with other people and their culture, this holiday rental in Osaka 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.

Home in Osaka City · ★4.97 · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 shared bath
Osaka City, Osaka, Japan
154 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 3 Beds 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is spacious and view from the balcony is really nice
the room was very comfortable and had all the amenities i needed
the room is comfortable and has a good view
highlights included sharing our love of kpop karaoke and dinner table conversations
further add on their daily breakfast are well prepared in every morning
room was clean and tidy
bathroom and shower clean and easy to use
the room itself was very clean and cozy and was very homey
they provided clean towels and access 24/7
the room was nice spacious and clean
thank you very much maria sarah and their mother for being an amazing host
the hosts were some of the best people i have ever met
this is the best airbnb host in osaka
everybody was friendly to me and i'm super grateful by that
host was very friendly to provide whatever that one could ever need for an airbnb
the location is also great
the location was perfect peaceful neighborhood and near train stations
the location in north osaka is good
the location of this airbnb is great
meanwhile the location is also prefect to enjoy
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10. 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. Some themed cafes in Osaka are also close to this accommodation. 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

11. Nice spacious apartment (from USD 27)

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.

Rental unit in Izumisano City · ★4.91 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Izumisano City, Osaka, Japan
277 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi was very quick and easy to connect to
yasuo has a beautiful apartment with tasteful furnishings and a quiet area
the beds were comfortable and the bedding is soft
very spacious modern and comfortable
very clean and spacious
its very clean and tidy
clean simple and stylish space
it was very clean and very nice place
the house also clean and tidy
yasuo was an awesome host
the host is the best japanese people i have met in japan during 10days
yasuo was a great host
yasuo is a fantastic host - very attentive and helpful
the apartment is very nice and so is the host
the location is great
the location is fantastic for kansai airport only a few stops away by train
it's a good house have large place and close to the station
this space is great if you are looking for something close to kansai airport
very clean place and convenient for going to the airport as it's close to the nankai line
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12. 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

13. Miyoshi’s apartment (from 20 USD)

Miyoshi’s apartment is an Osaka vacation rental that 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

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

14. Private Room for 2 in Shin-Osaka (from 50 USD) (from USD 38)

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.

Rental unit in 大阪市 · ★4.90 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
大阪市, 大阪府, Japan
601 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good features including toiletries sugar and milk for tea or coffee comfortable beds and pillows
sofa bed is very comfortable as well
the bonus is the portable wifi provided with the accommodation which you could take out with you
grateful for holding luggage during the day and for the pocket wifi
kazuma's apartment is just adorable decorated with love and all the devices and equipment you need are available
really clean and convenient accommodation
very clean and communication was prompt and very helpful
clean cute apartment
otherwise very clean and convenient
the apartment is as clean as can be an communication with kazuma smooth
perfect host and perfect home
most of all the host mr kazuma is an awesome host
kazuma has been polite and helpful always ready to give precious advice
thanks to our hosts
he is an awesome host he responded promptly
location was good and very near to the subway station
cute little place close to the local train station
good location literally 2-minute walk from a subway station
great location with quiet atmosphere and convenient public transportation
great location right next to the metro line and a short walk from the jr station
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15. New Apartment Grandouce Shinkitano (from 21 USD)

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】Opened in 2018/Near Umeda
Yodogawaku, Osaka, Japan
1068 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really great amenities extremely comfortable stay
the mattress and pillows were super comfy and the shower was powerful
great place with great facilities and amenities
a comfortable place to stay in with nearby amenities that’s convenient and easy
it was clean provided all the necessary amenities and had plenty of room
very clean and modern
very clean and new building
everything was very clean
clean place quite spacious
it’s clean and nice
the host is also very responsive to my enquiries
i recommend these apartments and the host
they were super friendly and helpful when it came to changes in our plans
the communication with the host was very easy and quick
great location close to juso station
easy access to osaka station by bus and train
location is great in the middle of two subway stations
perfect apartment location is better for business traveling
great local tips and location
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16. One-bedroom apartment near the train station in Nishinari-ku

Conveniently located, this apartment features one cozy bedroom that can sleep four guests. It is situated just a 10-minute walk away from Hanazono Station, so those looking to explore the top attractions can do so with ease. The space is air-conditioned to keep guests comfortable on sunny days. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can conveniently prepare delectable meals that you can enjoy on the desk while watching an entertaining show on the TV.

[Grandouce Nishi-Tengachaya]Newly opened in 2019
Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
729 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
shower has nice air heating and we enjoyed use of the washing machine and kitchen
nice place overall short walk from the subway wifi had some stability issues but good enough for most work
the room was clean and spacious
apartment was clean and cozy
the place was sparkling clean
the place was really clean and really spacious
very clean modern great place to stay in
the management was very responsive
host is very kind and easy to contact
host was super responsive to all messages
amazing place great stay peaceful and host is quick to respond
super close to two bus stations and an 8-10 minute walk to the train station
the place is in a calm neighborhood and a 15-min walk to a subway station
beautiful place honestly great location
very great residence and location
in a good location easy walking directions from the station
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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 some of the best Airbnb accommodations in Osaka and book your stay here!

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Osaka, Japan

1. Which are the best budget-friendly Airbnbs in Osaka?

Most travelers require good accommodations for a pleasant stay. Although, if they are amazing and light on your wallet, it calls for a celebration. This nice spacious apartment, Rei’s apartment at Osaka Prefecture and Miki and Hiroki’s place at Sumiyoshi-ku are some of the best budget-friendly Airbnbs in Osaka.

2. Which are the best Airbnbs near Dotonbori?

A part of the Namba district, Dotonbori is one of the major tourist destinations in Osaka. Living near this neighborhood is a great way to explore it. Minami’s apartment at Nishi-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu and Ryo’s apartment at Naniwa Ward are two of the best Airbnbs near Dotonbori.

3. Should I stay in an Airbnb in Namba or Umeda?

Both of Osaka’s districts, namely Namba and Umeda have their own perks. If you want to live in an area where entertainment is key, then book Ryo’s apartment at Naniwa Ward at Namba district. If you are more inclined to the business and commercial end of things, then book Miyoshi’s apartment at Umeda district.

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