Osaka: Umeda Station Area
Often referred to ‘Kita’ or the northern district of downtown Osaka, Umeda is considered by many visitors as the best place to stay in the city. The area boasts many hotels, great shopping, plenty of restaurants and numerous train lines running in and out of several major stations including JR Osaka Station, Osaka-Umeda Station and Umeda Station.
High-end accommodation including Conrad Osaka, InterContinental Osaka, The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Hankyu International and the Hilton Osaka are all located in the Umeda Station Area with mid-range options including Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier, ANA Crown Plaza Osaka and Imperial Hotel Osaka. Just over 5-minutes by train to Shin-Osaka Station – terminus of the San’kyo and Tokaido Shinkansen lines – and around 10-minutes from the dining and nightlife hubs of ‘Minami’ including Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi-suji and Namba, the Umeda Station Area is a great part of the city in which to base yourself.