Hotel City Plaza Osaka

A great location complete with a luxurious spa

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

Hotel City Plaza Osaka is one of my favorite hotels in Japan. First of all, it has a very convenient location – it's about 5 minutes walk from Sakaisuji Honmachi subway station and about 15 minutes walk from Osaka Castle.

The hotel has very modern facilities, including an en suite bathroom, an electric kettle, yukata robes and slippers, a satellite flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms have a modern design with some bright accent colors. There are also some beautiful views from the windows compared to other cities I've visited - in Tokyo, for example, some windows face out to the wall of an adjacent building.

Single room
Single room

To me, the most attractive feature of the Hotel City Plaza Osaka is their rooftop spa located in a glass superstructure. The spa area is very spacious, with open-air baths and massage chairs. For a traveler, relaxing in the evening after a long day is the best! I was able to enjoy these individual open-air baths as indoor baths are too hot for me. The temperature of water in the baths varies from 40C to 60C!

Some baths are for individual use
Some baths are for individual use

Outside the spa there is a row of armchairs where you can relax after bathing. The rest zone stretches along a glass wall with a grand view of Osaka. It's recommended to take a rest during or after hot baths, and to drink water. Vending machines with different drinks are located near the rest zone. The spa and the rest zone are free for hotel guests to use, and you're allowed to walk to the spa from your room in a yukata and slippers.

The view of Osaka from the hotel
The view of Osaka from the hotel

For an additional charge, guests can use the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness room on the 13th floor. The Hotel City Plaza Osaka also features two on-site restaurants - Rivage and Ooe - along with Tatsumiya, a Japanese izakaya, on the 14th floor.

The hotel has a modern yet pleasant design, and with all the included facilities and great location it’s a very good choice for staying in the center of Osaka.

Hotel City Plaza Osaka
Hotel City Plaza Osaka

Getting there

Hotel City Plaza Osaka is a 5 minute walk from Sakaisuji Honmachi Subway Station.

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Elena Lisina

Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!

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Kim a year ago
I really like Osaka...this looks like a good spot to stay!
Elena Lisina Author a year ago
Yes! The hotel has very good location, wonderful views from windows and absolutely gorgeous spa! And it's not too expensive.