Looking for spacious, clean and comfortable serviced apartments in Nankai, Osaka? Japan's second-largest metropolis offers plenty of accommodation options for people travelling for business or leisure. An economic centre for many of Japan's top companies, Osaka is also known as Japan's food capital - the city's street food is ridiculously good - and a place to see many of Japan's top historical sites. Add to that a buzzing nightlife driven by a 'work hard, play hard' mentality, and you'll always have plenty of things to see and do during your stay.
Welcome to Fraser Residence Nankai, Osaka - luxury serviced apartments in the heart of the Namba district. Located conveniently close to Namba Station and many of Osaka's top things to do including the buzzing nightlife of the Dotonbori district and an abundance of nearby dining, shopping and theatres. Tasteful design meets a luxurious executive lifestyle in Fraser Residence Nankai's 114 fully-furnished studios and apartments.
Our serviced apartments feature a kitchenette, comfortable living areas, business facilities and high-speed internet, ideal for the needs of today's busy executive or families travelling for long or short stay business travel.
Osaka is often described as Tokyo's grittier cousin, but that's far from doing Japan's third-largest city justice. Osaka has a style all its own, driven by the city's reputation as a commercial centre that seamlessly blends its own unique mix of history, culture and modernity. The people are outgoing and delight in laid back humour, always quick to join a conversation - a quality that immediately makes you feel welcome. While there's plenty of things to see and do in Osaka, the food will stick in your memory for a lifetime - it's perhaps no wonder that Osaka is colloquially called "the nation's kitchen", at least by locals.
Osaka's mix of ultra modernity and timeless Japanese culture is enchanting. Close to your serviced apartments’ accommodation, jump into the colour and buzz of the Dotonbori district's neon-fueled nightlife, enjoy some of Osaka's best shopping, dining and entertainment, relax in traditional gardens and parks, and experience the peace of Buddhist temples.
Don't miss out on the top things to do in Osaka when staying at your serviced apartments in Namba.
Your luxury serviced apartments are located in the heart of Osaka, the vibrant and colourful Namba district. Serviced by Namba Station, the district serves as one of the two main commercial districts in Kansai's largest city. For a dose of neon splendour, take a nighttime stroll through Dotonbori, to the north of your hotel apartment. Here you'll find plenty of nighttime fun for the whole family, including shopping, some of Osaka's best restaurants, and a few of the local theatres. The neon glare of the area's signs glinting on the waters of the Dotonbori canal also make it unconventionally picturesque; it's a great place to take a few nighttime snaps.
Namba is also where you'll find some of Osaka's best shopping. Whether you're into boutique fashion labels or the Japanese take on high street fashion, you'll find it in the district's malls. At Namba Hips, you'll discover 24/7 shopping and pretty much everything you need for a day out and about - the mall even boasts its own rock wall and archery range. The Namba Parks mall, located adjacent to Fraser Residence Nankai, is one of the greenest buildings in Osaka, with a cascading terrace of gardens covering the exterior. Wander among trees and flowers while you indulge in some boutique shopping.
To the northeast of your hotel apartment in Nankai, you'll find a calm oasis amongst Osaka's urban sprawl - the renowned Osaka Castle. First built in 1583, the five-story castle has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times over the centuries. Since the 1950s, the castle has been afforded Historic Site status by the Japanese Government, and today stands as one of Japan's most famous landmarks. The site's extensive grounds boast some gorgeous examples of traditional Japanese gardens.
Getting to "Osaka-jo" from your hotel apartments in Namba is easy. From Namba Station, take the Sennichimae Line to Tanimachi 9-chome Station and change platforms for the Tanimachi Line. Alight at Tanimachiyonchome Station and enjoy the short walk through the gardens to the castle.
One of the absolute best places to go to experience Osaka's famed street food (and seafood) scene is Kuromon Market, conveniently close to your serviced apartments in Namba. Being a coastal metropolis, Osaka has a long association with the sea, and it shows in the city's cuisine. Under Kuromon's covered eves, you'll find over 150 shops and stalls selling seafood and fresh produce. Wandering the stalls is an experience in itself. A must-try is the local favourite, Takoyaki - octopus balls. The balls are filled with chunks of octopus, ginger and green onion and covered in sticky sweet sauce and mayonnaise - yum. The best takoyaki in Kuromon can be found at Wanaka.
So much of Japanese life centres around the pursuit of aesthetics, it's no wonder that a city as large as Osaka boasts an impressive collection of top museums and galleries. The city's extensive rail network means that it's exceedingly easy to bounce from one venue to another. In the Kita Ward, you'll find the National Museum of Art, Osaka - a modern underground gallery housing works from some of the world's and Japan's top artists. Located just outside Osaka Castle, the Osaka Museum of History makes a fascinating addendum to a day exploring the castle grounds. The venue takes guests through Osaka's 1,400 years of history from prehistory to modern times.
A short distance away from your apartment in Osaka you'll find one of Osaka's top shopping districts - Shinsaibashi. Here you'll find traditional crafts such as kimono tailors, high-end fashion brands, and a variety of restaurants and smaller eateries. The strip is also one of Osaka's top nightlife destinations, and the area boasts plenty of clubs and bars to explore. The site has been a shopping hub in Osaka for over 400 years, and you'll find people crowding the narrow Shinsaibashi-Suji shopping street at all hours. Take your time, browse the boutiques and department stores and chow down on some local delights along the way.
Arriving at your serviced apartments in Nankai, Osaka couldn't be easier. If arriving in or transferring from Tokyo, enjoy the two-and-a-half hour trip aboard the Nozomi bullet train, running directly between the two cities. If arriving by plane, Osaka is serviced by two airports, Itami Airport and Kansai Airport. From Itami Airport, take the bus to Namba Station, a short journey of only 30 minutes, including transfers. From Kansai Airport, take the Nankai Railways limited express train directly to Namba Station for only 1450 yen.