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We are planning to go to Osaka with 2 adults and 1 child (3 years old) after New Year’s Day. Please tell us any hotels where we can rest assured and relax with a child.

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We are planning to go to Osaka with 2 adults and 1 child (3 years old) after New Year’s Day. Please tell us any hotels where we can rest assured and relax with a child.

We decided to stay relax with our family alone in Japan after New Year’s Day. Please tell us a nice child-friendly inn with a playground in the neighborhood, as our child is still small.

  • Family
  • Osaka
  • Year-end and New Year holidays

Hotel Universal Port

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Hotel Universal Port

5.0

  • address
  • 1-1-111, SAKURAJIMA, KONOHANA-KU, OSAKA-SHI, OSAKA 554-0031, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    3 min. walk from Universal City Sta. on the JR Yumesaki Line.

    [From Kansai International Airport]
    Approx. 40 min. by JR Limited Express train 'Haruka' to Nishikujo Sta. 5 min. by JR Yumesaki Line from Nishikujo to Universal City Sta.
    Approx. 70 min. by Limousine Bus to Universal City Sta. directly.

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It is convenient to use for a family with children

We stayed previously as a family of two adults and two children. The hotel has family rooms and it was very spacious and comfortable. It is close to Universal Studios Japan and you can go there on foot. We came back by boat from Kaiyukan, and it was really fun.

It is an official USJ hotel

Located in Universal City, it is an official hotel of USJ and the service is good even if you have a child. It takes about 15 minutes by JR to Umeda and has good accessibility while the hotel is not in the center of the city. Even if you don’t go inside the Park, there is also an official USJ shop in Universal City. You can go to Tenpozan by boat - I think it is a good idea to go to Tempozan because there are amusements such as Kaiyukan. The hotel has family rooms (I stayed in the room) with a bathroom with washing space. There is also a convenience store near Universal City Station. It is quieter than around Umeda. If you travel by air, there is a limousine bus stop for Universal City ⇔ Itami / Kansai International Airport.

It is a hotel just around the corner from USJ where a small kid can enjoy

It is just a short distance from USJ! Attractions in USJ were mainly for adults in the past, but now it is a theme park where small children as well as adults can enjoy after Universal Wonderland for kids has opened. It is a perfect hotel to fully enjoy USJ.
You can go in about 10 minutes from nearby hotel to "Kaiyukan Nishi Hatoba” wharf by Captain line (boat), and it is convenient to go to Kaiyukan (aquarium with whale sharks swimming). Please enjoy two big "playgrounds" in Osaka.

It is not expensive

It is good for families to stay. Universal Studios is nearby ... you can casually stay without putting on airs.

You will not have any problems with dining and shopping or inconvenience in means of transport. It is easy to find and easy to use.

It has good accessibility to USJ and Kaiyukan

I stayed there when my child went to a kindergarten (7 years ago). It is the official hotel of USJ, and I remember the room was bright and spacious. You can go to USJ on foot, and go to Kaiyukan by boat from near the hotel. There is a JR station and it is about 10 minutes to Osaka Station. A children's room is in the hotel.

It is convenient to go anywhere.

It is the official hotel of Universal Studios Japan (USJ), and convenient to go to USJ of course. It is a child-friendly hotel and there is a children's room etc..
It was good that bathroom has a washing area.
I recommend for a family with small child because you can go to places such as Kaiyukan. I am not sure if it is good as it is cold now, but it is convenient to go to a zoo as well.
I stayed there when my child was small, and he was happy as the buffet restaurant served dishes for children.

Beside USJ and the buffet is delicious.

There are many guests with children so you can stay without hesitation. If you get tired at USJ, you can come back and take a break (re-entry might be limited now), then go back to see a night parade. Traffic accessibility from Osaka Station is good. I am not sure about the price, but APA Hotel may be unsuitable if your have a child. The rate is a bargain, and it is good for adults as well as a station is nearby.

Convenient

It is close to the bay area and convenient to go anywhere. The hotel has many rooms so it is easy to book. The service is high quality and satisfying. Inside the hotel is easy to go around so children don’t get lost even it is big. I go there from Tokyo, but I can relax as I feel like being in Tokyo.

Adjacent to USJ

You can go to central Osaka by a single train ride, yet feel in the extraordinary mood as it is close to USJ. It is good to go to USJ or enjoy in the vicinity of USJ. You can also very easily go to an aquarium by boat, and I think it is the best location where you can enjoy a lot of attractions.

Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

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Hotel Kintetsu Universal City

5.0

  • address
  • 6-2-68, SHIMAYA, KONOHANA-KU, OSAKA 554-0024, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    2 min. walk from Universal city Sta. on the JR Line.

    [From Kansai International Airport]
    Approx. 70 min. by Limousine Bus to Universal Studios Japan.

    [From Osaka (Itami) Airport]
    Limousine Bus is avalable to Universal Studios Japan.

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Enjoy USJ

USJ is right there and you can enjoy from early morning until late at night.
USJ allows visitors to go in and out freely with a stamp, so it is possible to come back to your room and take a nap when your child feels tired.
It is convenient for shopping and dining in Umeda, Namba, and Tennoji.

The shortest distance from USJ. Easy travel in 11 minutes from Osaka

Easy travel with a child! You can go back to your room right away, even your child fall asleep by playing in the theme park and being tired.
Night views of highways and nearby hotels from the upper floor rooms are superb, and you will certainly spend a luxurious time.
There is McDonald’s right next to the hotel, and your child will be happy from the morning! You can also save a cost for breakfast.

In front of the hotel is Universal Studios

Simply because Universal Studios is just there, and you can enjoy with your 3-year-old child... there are various types of rooms from reasonable to expensive.
You can also relax and enjoy at Night Garden.
Whether you can relax? It is up to you as an individual.

It is the USJ official hotel

USJ is the best if you travel with a child in Osaka. There are many benefits as the official hotel. If you get tired by playing around the daytime, you can rest at the hotel. Then you go back to the park and enjoy at night. That is a tip you can use only by staying in a hotel close to the Park.

A family can have fun relaxingly

It is conveniently close to Universal Studios Japan. The staff is nice to a family with kids so you can stay relaxed even with a small child. It is easy and fast to go to Osaka Station as well as Grand Front Osaka from here. You can also go to Kyoto and Nara if you want.

Since it is close to USJ

Universal Studios Japan that children love is close by. You can take a rest right away if you get tired. You can also enjoy until the closing time.
It is an official hotel and you can enjoy the atmosphere of Universal Studios Japan.
You can also be in a relaxing and elegant mood.

Close to USJ and recommended

I highly recommend because you can stay at a cheap price. It is good value for money as it is so close to USJ. It is good to go to an aquarium as well. The hotel staff is very nice and kind. You don’t have to worry about dinner because there are various restaurants in the same building.

Hilton Osaka

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Hilton Osaka

4.9

  • address
  • 8-8, Umeda 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • Travel to the Hilton Osaka hotel, in the center of the business, shopping and entertainment area of Osaka's busy Umeda district. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and a 10-minute drive from JR Shin-Osaka Station and 1 hour from Kansai International Airport.
    *From Kansai International Airport*
    Exit at doors F or G and take Airport Limousine Bus no. 5 bound for Osaka Station, Herbis Osaka. There is a ticket vending machine right outside the exit door. Alight on the second bus stop Herbis Plaza, the Hilton is a 5-minute walk on the right.

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Convenient

It is close to Osaka Station and convenient for shopping. There is a shopping building next door, and the hotel room is spacious and perfect for a family. It has good transport links so go to the north, Kobe, or Universal Studios, wherever you feel to go.

There are many places to relax nearby

Although it is a part of the city center in Osaka, there are many newly built facilities including department stores.
Osaka is the city of ‘Kuidoraku’ (gourmet) and there are many choices in a new facility.
You can go to nearby Takarazuka and USJ, and there are many places where you can enjoy with your family.

Close to Osaka Station

It is great that it is few minutes’ walk from Osaka Station. The view from the room is good, and is also convenient for shopping because there are four department stores. Children can enjoy recently opened Grand Front Osaka and it is convenient to go to USJ.

Executive floor is the best! ! !

Executive floor is the best! In particular, the lounge is superb! I think this is probably the best VIP lounge in Japan and abroad, and my wife also love it. The staff, especially male, is friendly to men and women of all ages. You can have a drink such as Moët & Chandon all day in the lounge. They serve also Japanese breakfast and Wasabi Nori seaweed is delicious.

Near a station and convenient

It is Hilton, popular among families.
Osaka Station recently has encountered a rush for redevelopment plans and constructions of new facilities. There are Umekita Square and a square on the rooftop of the South Building (maybe a little crowded), if you go to Grand Front on the other side of the station.
Accessibility is very good and the hotel doesn’t have much problems.

Hotel Nikko Osaka

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Hotel Nikko Osaka

4.9

  • address
  • 1-3-3, NISHISHINSAIBASHI, CHUO-KU OSAKA-SHI, OSAKA, 542-0086, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • On the Mid?suji and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Lines. Accessible from Exit 8 of Shinsaibashi Station.

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It is close to USJ

This JAL hotel is conveniently located, just a five-minute walk to USJ.
You can stay at a bargain price of 3,000 yen per person, if you don’t mind any room.
There are a shopping mall and food court nearby, so you can enjoy even after coming back from USJ.
The hotel is very clean and gorgeous. Especially the bath is beautiful and spacious.

Relaxing

It is close to the center of the city and easy to go anywhere. All the rooms are clean and the service is thorough, polite and kind. I think the price is reasonable at this hotel class. I alway stay at this hotel when I travel to Osaka.

Elegant

It is in the center of Osaka and has good transport links. The room is comfortable as well as the bed (I'm sorry I forgot the name), and night views of Namba through the windows are great. You will be excited by the delicious breakfast! Also I liked politeness of the employees.

It’s in central Osaka and easy to move around

I recommend because it is close to Umeda and Namba, and easy to go many places including USJ and Ebisubashi Bridge, famous as ‘Glico Bridge’. The hotel service is not bad, and highly recommended.


Hotel Keihan Universal City

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Hotel Keihan Universal City

4.9

  • address
  • 6-2-78, SHIMAYA, KONOHANA-KU, OSAKA-SHI, OSAKA, 554-8585, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Nearest Station: Universal-City Sta. on the JR Line
    From Kansai International Airport: 70 min. by Limousine Bus to Universal Studios Japan
    Approx. 40 min. by JR Airport Express 'Haruka' to Nishi-Kujo. Then take JR Yumesaki Line, 5 min. ride to Universal-City.

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Great location that is only 3 minutes to Universal Studios

There are rooms with USJ characters printed all over the room and children will be fascinated. Not only to USJ but also to the Osaka city is easy to access and the location is great! There are convenience stores and restaurants around and it is a good place to stay casually.

Peace of mind with a child

Universal Studios is in front of the hotel, and you can play there all day. The hotel targets families so you can relax with your child. Once you come out the hotel, you feel like you are in an American city like Universal Studios, so I believe that you can get excited during your stay.

Both adults and children

...can enjoy and the room charge is comparatively reasonable. Not only nearby Universal Studios Japan, but also it is convenient for visiting Kaiyukan and sightseeing in the Osaka city. There are also rooms designed to make children happy. You can buy tickets for USJ at the hotel.

A child and baby-friendly hotel that you don’t get bored

The hotel has a basic concept of ‘happy stay with kids’ and offers good selection of toiletries for children and babies. Also children's chairs are placed in a restaurant. In the vicinity, there are Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, a large Ferris wheel, an observation deck, and a lot of spots where a family can enjoy together. Recommended.

Hotel Osaka Bay Tower

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Hotel Osaka Bay Tower

4.9

  • address
  • 1-2-1 BENTEN, MINATO-KU, OSAKA 552-0007, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    Directly connected to Bentencho Sta. on the JR Loop Line and the Chuo Suway Line.

    [From Kansai International Airport]
    Approx. 30 min. by JR Airport Express Haruka to Tennoji. Then take JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service to Bentencho.

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Playgrounds are nearby

It is close to both an aquarium and Universal Studios. The night views are wonderful from rooms above 33rd floor, and you will be absolutely impressed. Kansai Airport is also close and it has excellent transport links. There is a supermarket in front of a station. I stayed with ‘the late check-out plan’ with check-out time of 13:00, so we could relax in the morning.

Night views are very beautiful

I have stayed there about 30 times for business trips. It is located beside Bentencho Station and has good transport links, and the room is clean. GOOD! It is useful because it is also close to Universal Studios Japan and to go to Amagasaki is easy. Around the station is not overcrowded and you can relax.

Cheap but views are superb. Breakfast served on the 51 floor is sooo delicious

stayed there to attend the wedding of my relatives’ daughter and to go to USJ the day after. You can enjoy quality facilities of a luxury hotel and the best night views of Osaka from the higher floors. It is directly connected to Osaka Loop Line Bentencho Station, and there is Traffic Science Museum by a 3-minute walk. I guarantee that your child will be happy. It is a bargain price of only 5,000 yen with breakfast depending on the plan, considering this great location.

It is very convenient and a range of activities is estensive

You can go in about 15 minutes to Umeda and Namba. Universal Studios, Kyocera Dome, Osaka swimming pool, Central Gymnasium, and Kaiyukan are all close by. Since the rooms are on high-rise floors, so the views are outstanding. I remember the price was about 4000 yen per person. The facilities clean. Well, I think this is a hotel has overall value

Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka

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Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka

4.8

  • address
  • 1-5-15, KAIGAN DORI, MINATO-KU, OSAKA 552-0022, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 5-MINUTE WALK FROM OSAKA-KO SUBWAY STATION ON CHUO LINE

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As a base to visit Kaiyukan and USJ

Kaiyukan is just 3 minutes’ walk! Universal Studios Japan is about 10 minutes’ shuttle boat ride from Tempozan Market Place. Tempozan Ferris Wheel is right there. Guests can relax in a room with a view of the sea.
You can choose from differently designed rooms from tranquil to pop style.

The lowest mountain in Japan, "Tempozan"

First of all, climb up the lowest mountain in Japan, Tempozan, at an altitude of 4.53m. Tempozan is easy even for a 3-year-old! Kaiyukan is also recommended and it is just a few minutes' walk. If you want to go even to USJ, you can go right away by speedboat. Excursion boats are also operated If you want to relax and enjoy a travel mood.

It is a family-friendly hotel with good value for the money near Kaiyukan

It is located close to Kaiyukan and USJ, which are the top ranked destinations in Osaka for children, and has excellent accessibility. In particular, Kaiyukan is just few minutes on foot, and my children were very happy there. After children go to Kaiyukan, adults can either take a rest or enjoy fish together. It takes about 15 minutes by car to USJ, but you can relax at the hotel because it is not as crowded as hotels near USJ. The hotel looks a little bit old and rather small, but it is well-maintained by the staff and we didn’t experience any particular inconvenience. However, it is a little bit away from a convenience store, so I recommend you to buy whatever you need before you check-in.

Without worry about the season.

How about Kaiyukan?
It is OK even if it is cold outside.
This is an inn nearby, just a 3-minute walk.
[Bed width] 220cm maximum bed width. It is big enough for two people. This is the most popular room among guests sleeping with their child on the same bed.
There are a variety of plans, including a plan with a Kaiyukan ticket.

Westin Hotel Osaka

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Westin Hotel Osaka

4.7

  • address
  • 1-1-20, OYODONAKA (TSUGINOBIRUONOZOKU), KITA-KU OSAKA-SHI, OSAKA, 531-0076, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Nine minutes by shuttle bus from the West side of JR Osaka Station (next to the Sakurabashi exit)

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The location is good, and facilities are nice

The staff was very nice, and we could stay with peace of mind when we stayed last time. The location is also very convenient near Osaka Station. It is highly recommended. I could get an upgraded room as I made a reservation through American Express, and lovely views and the spacious room were great. (Although it is not absolute for everyone)

Relaxing atmosphere

It is close to Osaka Station, but you may go to the hotel by shuttle bus. This small distance away from the center liberates you from hustle and bustle of the city, and you can stay relaxingly even with a small child. It is fast to go to Umeda by the shuttle bus, so there is no shortage of playgrounds. An omelet for breakfast will surely make your child happy.

A hotel surrounded by greenery

It is located in Shin Umeda City. The hotel's garden is good and the views from Sky Building with a roof garden. Recently, outer walls of Sky Building are greened and you can enjoy nature in the big city. Of course, the hotel hospitality is good, and a Chinese restaurant in the hotel has "one star".

Osakateikoku Hotel

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Osakateikoku Hotel

4.2

  • address
  • 2-8-17, Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0086, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 5 min walk from No 25 exit at Nanba station on Subway Midosuji line / 10 min walk from No 7 exit at Shinsaibashi station on Subway Midosuji line

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It is convenient to go everywhere

It is in the center of Minami in Osaka, and the location is great with its proximity to downtown Namba and Dotonbori. You can stay in peace because it is a premium hotel. I don’t think it is very expensive and even staying as a family wouldn’t cost too much.

Relaxingly, slowly

It is a little away from the center of Osaka City, located along Okawa in Sakuranomiya, and you can spend time calmly and relaxingly. The hotel operates regular shuttle bus services from Umeda and it is very convenient. The hotel hosts a variety of events in the hotel, so a family can enjoy sufficiently.

A relaxing hotel with luxury

Definitely it is Imperial Hotel Osaka. This is my memorable hotel where I stayed with my family (me, my wife, my daughter, and my son). Close to attractions such as Osaka Castle and Nakanoshima, it is a tranquil and quiet hotel with luxury located in the city center. Please try by all means.

Hotel Keihan Universal Tower

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Hotel Keihan Universal Tower

5.0

  • address
  • 6-2-45, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka city, Osaka 554-0024, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • About 11 min from Osaka station / Next to JR Universal-city station, 2 min walk from Universal Studios Japan / About 5 min from Universal-city Exit of Hanshin Expressway

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Adjacent to USJ and there is also a natural hot spring.

Close to JR Yumesaki Line Universal City Station, it has good transport links. It is the official hotel adjacent to USJ, and there is a natural hot spring with a view on the top floor of the 110-meter building. 37㎡ Superior Twin rooms are spacious, and it seems perfect for a family with a child If you put an extra bed.

USJ is just right in front of the hotel

It is located in the middle of a station and USJ and both are a 1-minute walk. It is convenient to go to USJ, and also useful as a base to explore the Osaka city.
It takes less than ten minutes to Osaka Station by train.
You can dine either at the hotel or USJ.