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Stay In A Tourist Hub: Top 10 Airbnbs In Dotonbori, Osaka - Updated 2020

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If there’s one place in Osaka where tourists flock in large numbers, it is Dotonbori Street. Historically known as the theater district of Osaka, today it’s the city’s most popular entertainment, food, and shopping destination. The ultimate sensory experience, Dotonbori runs parallel to the Dotonbori canal and, at night, is illuminated with hundreds of neon lights and mechanized signs, including the famous Glico Running Man sign and the Kani Doraku crab sign.

One of the best places to start an exploration of Dotonbori is through a Tonbori River Cruise, a 20-minute ride on the canal that allows you to drink-in Dotonbori’s buoyant atmosphere and note places to shop or dine. If shopping is on your agenda, the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade is the place to check out. Six hundred meters (1,968 feet) long, it is Osaka’s longest shopping arcade. Shinsaibashi is stuffed with local and international brand names. The place is great for people watching, and jam-packed with restaurants and cafes that serve everything from pizza to waffles. If that’s not enough to quell your shopping urge, then visit Don Quijote, Japan’s biggest discount store. And for electronics, you can’t beat Den Den Town.

For dining options, you can’t go wrong at Kuromon Ichiba Market. Referred to as the Kitchen of Osaka, Kuromon Ichiba Market is a place where you can eat while you walk. Go with an empty stomach so you can sample as much as possible, from oysters to pastries! Want to burn some calories?Head to Stadium 1, where you can indulge in karaoke and sports, like badminton, volleyball, and golf putting. If you’re a food fanatic, looking for fun and shopping, spend time in Dotonbori. Allow the friendly locals a chance to show off this glitzy tourist hotspot by staying at one of these top Airbnbs in Dotonbori, Osaka!

1. Authentic, Japanese-style, one-bedroom charmer (from USD 55)

Guests can experience modern, Japanese style with this lovely apartment that’s a five-minute walk from Namba Station. Also close to Osaka’s best restaurants and shopping, this apartment comes complete with a comfortable, double-size bed in the bedroom and a cushy single futon that can be laid out in the living room area.

The decor is understated but very appealing, with touches of floral accents and an interesting painting by a famous Japanese artist. The location is close to tourist attractions, restaurants, and shopping. If your plans include a Tonbori River cruise, then this is the best place to stay, as the boarding point is located in front of the Don Quijote discount store.

★Great Access★Dotonbori/Namba/Osaka #45
Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
215 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
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2. Lovely, remodeled studio apartment in Dotonbori

Whether it’s for an overnight stay or a long-term visit, this apartment offers comfort and convenience. Completely redone, it is polished and nicely decorated. Comfy beds, an inviting living room area and ample natural light are what you’ll find when you enter. This studio also provides basic kitchen necessities and a bathroom loaded with extra essentials, like shampoo, a hair dryer, and towels.

Fans of Dotonbori will love the location, just a two-minute walk to the main street. The neighborhood is great for sampling the local cuisine and, with many charming shops, it’s also great for shopping.

Beautiful & best location, Dotonbori

3. Centrally-located one bedroom with 24-hour check in

With Dotonbori’s main drag the next street over, and Don Quijote and Kuromon Ichiba Market in the immediate area, this centrally-located apartment gives guests a wonderful place in the center of the action. There’s easy access to tasty food, a plenitude of great shopping, and exciting gaming activities. Round 1 Stadium is only a few minutes walk, and Den Den Town is a 15-minute stroll.

One of the more spacious lodgings in Japan, this one bedroom provides lots of standard amenities plus little extras, like helpful brochures with information on the best tourist attractions. This accommodation is perfect for first-timers to the Dotonbori/Osaka area.

5~10 minutes from station 24-hour check in OK!

4. Snazzy & colorful apartment

Complete with new furnishings and dazzling bedding, this apartment oozes with sunny vibrancy and cozy comfort. A five-minute walk to the delicious Kuromon Ichiba Market, this apartment offers portable WiFi, a TV, fridge, microwave, and washer.

The hosts take great care to provide many extra amenities: for the kitchen, there are various Japanese seasonings and, in the bathroom, guests can find hair conditioner, face wash, a toothbrush, toothpaste, even make-up remover! The locale is excellent, with each street lined with many quaint shops and delectable eateries.

Super clean and cozy room

5. Black & red fashionable apartment

With a dramatic red and black color scheme, this apartment, in a bed and breakfast, is bigger than many hotel rooms in Japan. Clean, comfortable, and unique in its furnishings, this apartment is close to Dotonbori, convenience stores, and train stations. Many of the tourist attractions are within walking distance.

The bunk bed feature is fun and comfy. There’s also a fold-out sofa bed, making the space easy accommodation for up to three people. Portable WiFi is available free of charge and the host updated to high-speed internet service.

Black & red fashionable apartment

6. Stylish studio at the center of the action

The lighthearted atmosphere of this studio apartment is certain to please travelers. This apartment is small but very charming and cozy, with trendy decor and snug beds. The space also offers a nice compact kitchen and spotless bathroom. Guests can enjoy such amenities as speedy WiFi, a TV, and washer. Several convenience stores and markets are nearby.

Close to Nipponbashi Station, this studio offers easy access to anywhere and everywhere you want to go. The Shinsaibashi shopping district is fairly close and there are plenty of restaurants in the immediate area.

One minute from Nipponbashi station!

7. Pretty one bedroom near Dotonbori & Namba Station

With an easy and relaxed ambiance, this apartment is a great option. The space provides a comfy double and single-size bed, with splashes of color adorning the beds, as well as the walls. Cute and adorable are apt descriptions for this apartment, that also has cable TV, WiFi, a well-stocked kitchen, washing machine, and a ceiling-mounted dehumidifier in the bathroom, that can be used to dry laundry items.

This apartment is near train stations and has an array of restaurants in the area. Also close by is the lavish Namba-Parks. A shopping mall and office compound, Namba-Parks has an 8-level rooftop garden that spans several city blocks and features tree groves, cliffs, canyons, waterfalls, and even an area to grow vegetables.

The famous and highly-recommended ramen shop Tenkaippin is a three-minute walk away and there’s a convenience store, as well as the Kuromon Ichiba Market, in close proximity.

5 minute to Namba Station, 1 minute to Kuromon!

8. Cozy & tidy studio near all

Centrally-located, this studio space is just an eight-minute walk to the Dotonbori area. The subway station is nearby, as well as several interesting shops. There’s also a handy convenience store down the street. The host provides pocket WiFi, which is a nice feature and a great item to have when you’re out and about.

This studio is nicely designed with an efficient kitchen and dining area, cute knickknacks on the shelves and other pretty decor, throughout. The bed is cushy and sharply dressed with comfy bedding and accent pillows. Other amenities include wireless internet, air conditioning, and heating.

1 minute to Shinsaibashi! 8 minutes to Namba

9. Comfy & compact studio

Quirky and fun decor oozes from this lovely fifth-floor studio apartment. Providing a double bed and a fold-out single sofa bed, this space can easily sleep three guests. The quiet, non-smoking apartment has a nicely equipped kitchen, private bathroom, WiFi, TV, and every bathroom essential. It’s also great to know that children four and under stay free!

This studio is in a hip and trendy part of town that’s surrounded by charming boutique shops and many eateries, including the wonderful Tako Tako King pub, just down the street. There’s also a few train stations nearby, to get you where you want to go.

Close to Namba, 5 minutes, & Shinsaibashi, 5 minutes!

10. Classy simplicity, near everything

This apartment is in a fabulous location, near shopping, like Don Quijote and a myriad of great restaurants and eateries. Though listed for three guests, for optimum comfort, two people should be the limit. Furnished with a first-rate double-size bed and a soft sofa bed, you’re sure to get plenty of rest for your next day’s adventures.

The kitchen is tiny but replete with standard features, like a fridge, microwave, rice cooker, and coffee maker, along with cookware, and utensils. The space has a small table, with nice place settings for an intimate meal.

Middle of Dotonbori, Namba, Shinsaibashi

Dotonbori: Shining bright in the night

Stuffed to the brim with restaurants, cafes, bars, theaters, arcades, and nightclubs, Dotonbori is a non-stop entertainment ride. At the heart of Osaka’s sensational allure, Dotonbori is aglow, figuratively and literally, with everything to dazzle tourists. Add to it wonderful Airbnb accommodations, and you have the perfect ingredients for a memorable trip.

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