Book a 3 Star Hotel in Osaka and Visit Osaka CastleJody Houton
Osaka is a city of extremes. The largest city in Japan after Tokyo, it is perfectly situated to explore the nearby historical areas and also the modern, bustling portions of the city. The 3 star Osaka hotels listed here are all reasonably priced and all nearby the iconic Osaka Castle, which is perhaps Japan’s most significant and beautiful in the country. Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka is one such hotel, nearby many of the city sites and also, as it is situated in the area of Namba, close to the Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport).
Hotel Monterey Grasmere also gives easy access to the Osaka railway system, namely Namba Station, so it is easy to travel to other parts of the city, quickly and conveniently. The downtown area of Dotonbori is also within walking distance. Here you will find numerous restaurants, bars and lots of entertainment to while away your time. This is a particular popular spot with both locals and visitors during the evenings.
Almost on the doorstep of Osaka Castle is Apa Villa Tanimachi 4 Chome Ekimae, just over one kilometre away. Other points of interest include the Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Science Museum, both are great places to spend the afternoon and learn about Japan’s history, and its close relationship with science and technology. The hotel is also close by the Mint Museum, which despite not sounding that interesting is actually the best spot to go to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
HotelTravel.com also lists Apa Villa Yodoyabashi Hotel on its midrange Osaka hotel list. It is a convenient choice because a two minute walk will bring you to a train station. If you are willing to walk a little further, you can reach Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, which is the most popular shopping area of Osaka, and the hotel is also close to Osaka Science Museum and the Osaka Public Nakanoshima Library. You can find just about anything in these streets of shops, stores and huge shopping centres.