Towering above Namba Station, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is truly at the heart of the Kansai hub city of Osaka. With trains on the Nankai Line providing direct access to Kansai International Airport, as well as the popular tourist destinations of Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Mount Koya (UNESCO World Heritage Site), our 5-star hotel offers luxury rooms and suites for business and leisure travellers alike who wish to explore the entire Kansai area.
The bustling entertainment district of Namba is filled with high-end shops, nightclubs, arcades and pachinko parlours, all within easy walking distance from the hotel entrance. The countless electronics, anime and manga shops of DenDen Town are just a five-minute stroll, as are the retail shops of Namba Parks, which also features a variety of international restaurants and a stunning rooftop garden. For a more traditional Japanese shopping experience, the stately Takashimaya department store is just around the corner, while over 300 trendy shops and unique cafes await you in Namba City, all steps from your front door. Enjoy a wild night out in Dotonbori, an eclectic entertainment district lined with quirky clubs and iconic electric billboards such as the Glico Running Man. Fashionistas won’t want to miss the high-end boutiques and trendy shops of Shinsaibashi, the heart of Osaka’s youth culture.
Many family-friendly attractions are within 30 minutes of Swissôtel Nankai Osaka. Experience the quiet history of Japan with a leisurely stroll around Osaka Castle, one of the country’s most famous landmarks dating back to the sixteenth century. Let your children delight at seeing the Oriental small-clawed otters and North Pacific giant octopus and whale sharks at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest public aquariums in the world. Then take in the panoramic views on the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, which features colour-coded lights that predict tomorrow’s weather. Shop along Hello Kitty’s Fashion Avenue before experiencing the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN®.
Namba Station, conveniently located below our hotel, offers easy access to your choice of Kansai cities and attractions. Spend a tranquil day exploring the serene historic temples and palaces of Kyoto, a “living museum” city famous for its beautiful Buddhist temples and gardens. Travel further back in time with a visit to Nara, an ancient city with endless preserved tombs, temples and shrines, or take in the ocean air—and a mouth-watering steak dinner—in the port city of Kobe. A day trip to Mount Koya, a stunning temple settlement and one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country, makes for an unforgettable pilgrimage.
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