Overview of Hostel
We provide FREE wifi, bicycle rentals (on availability), lockers, rental umbrellas, Tea, coffee, cooking oils (self service), AIr Conditionner heater and cooler, shampoo soap, Hair dryer, towels, luggage concierge service, Takoyaki machine rental, reading lights, adaptors to use (on availability). W
The closest station is Mikuni, on Hankyu Takarazuka line, 7 minutes walk.
It is a private train company, which is not JR or subway. It connects directly Osaka center in 7 minutes, Kyoto in 48 minutes, Kobe in 31 minutes. One day pass costs 700, 2 days non consecutive 1200. If you have a JR pass, our place is not really convenient but you can still walk in 30 minutes to Shin Osaka or go to Osaka station by Hankyu line, 190.
The property is located along the river,
before a park called '?????' Nikenya Koen
At night a blue neon will be easy to see from the river bridge
When you will see the sign 'neko neko' please go down the stairs
And ring the interphone
For accurate details on trains schedules, fares and connections
I highly recommend the website
1). FROM UMEDA HANKYU
- Take a LOCAL train either for 'Takarazuka' or 'Hibarigaoka' on the platform 4, 5 or 6( often from 5), it takes 7 min ( 3 stations ), plus walking distance 6 min to our house. Express trains do NOT stop at Mikuni.
Umeda - Mikuni, 7 min, JPY 190
2). FROM KANSAI AIRPORT ( in order of what we recommend )
- The airport limousine bus 5 to Shin Hankyu Hotel, then walk to Hankyu Umeda. We recommend this bus which is direct and where you can seat comfortably.
Airport to Umeda, 60 min, JPY1550 + Umeda - Mikuni, 7 min, JPY 180
- The cheapest way to come from Kansai airport is a ticket sold in the machines at Nankai Kansai airport station, ¥1000 for Nankai plus subway connection. From airport take the Nankai line to Namba ( not limit express ! They ll charge extra ). From Namba, you will have to walk to subway station and take the Midosuji line to Umeda. Then from Umeda, walk to Hankyu Umeda, take the Takarazuka line LOCAL (??) usually platform 5 or 6, and get three stops later, it s called MIKUNI station ( not Higashi Mikuni ! ). The Hankyu train is ¥190 per one way per person, so a total of ¥1190.
Nankai train to Namba ( Express ), then change to subway Midosuji Line to Shin Osaka, or Higashi Mikuni, if you want to walk and save the Hankyu connection, or to Umeda if you want to change to Hankyu train.
Other interesting passes are the Kansai surutto pass, 3 consecutive days for 5200 yens on all Kansai train lines except JR. The city subway pass is 800 yens on weekday, 600 yens on weekends. You can walk from our house to higashi mikuni subway station in 20 minutes.
Even located at only 10 minutes from the center called Osaka-Umeda station, our area is residential and quiet. It will fit travellers who are looking to take a breath from the crowdy places. You need to walk 7 minutes to the Hankyu Mikuni station, which can be a lot if you hate walking. Also we are not convenient for people using the JR pass. The Shin Osaka station is at 2 Kilometers distance and again we prefer to warn that it is not that close.
Conditions & Policy
1. Check in Time: 14:00-21:00. If you know your arrival time please kindly inform the property. Once you checked in there is no curfew though and you will be free to come back anytime. 2. Check out Time: till 10:00 3. Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 4. At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation. 5. Children under 12 are not accepted.