DIRECTIONS

By train

  • JR
    ・5 mins on foot from JR Osaka Station.
    ・1 min on foot from Kitashinchi Station on the JR Tozai Line
  • Subway
    ・5 mins on foot from Umeda Station on the Midosuji Subway Line.
    ・5 mins on foot from Nishi-Umeda Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line.
    ・5 mins on foot from Higashi-Umeda Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line.
  • Private Railway
    ・5 mins on foot from Umeda Station on the Hanshin Railway Line.
    ・10 mins on foot from Umeda Station on the Hankyu Railway Line.

     

From the airport

  • From Kansai International Airport (about 65 mins)
    Airport Limousine Bus (bound for Osaka Ekimae)    Kansai International Airport→get off at Herbis Osaka Bus Stop (7 mins on foot to hotel)
  • From Osaka (Itami) International Airport (about 37 mins)
    Airport Limousine Bus (bound for Osaka Ekimae)    Osaka (Itami) Airport→get off at Herbis Osaka Bus Stop (7 mins on foot to hotel)

By car

  • Approximately 3 minutes from the Umeda Exit on Route 11 Ikeda Line of the Hanshin Expressway (inbound), or about 2 minute from the Minami-morimachi exit on Route 12 Moriguchi Line of the Hanshin Expressway (outbound)
  • Hotel Car Parking
    Multistory car park: 33 vehicles
    2,000yen / night (first-come, first-served basis)
    *Locked from 22:00-25:00
     

ATTRACTIONSLocal Guide

    • Osaka Castle
    • Osaka Castle
    • Osaka Castle
    • Osaka Castle
    • Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle

    Osaka Castle is the symbol of the city, and in addition to the main castle tower, the grounds also contain the Sakura Gate (a designated Important Cultural Property), and JO-TERRACE where visitors can break for lunch or stroll around the greenery whilst sipping on a cup of Japanese tea. Furthermore, each season brings different things to enjoy, be it cherry blossom or plum blossom, making Osaka Castle a tourist spot not to be missed!
    [About 25 minutes by train from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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    • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan / Tempozan Harbor Village
    • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan / Tempozan Harbor Village
    • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan / Tempozan Harbor Village
    • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan / Tempozan Harbor Village

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan / Tempozan Harbor Village

    Osaka Aquarium is one of the world's largest aquariums, featuring 30,000 creatures comprising 620 species, including giant whale sharks. There are over 14 large tanks, each recreating a specific region of the Pacific Rim, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean. A popular recent addition is the new interactive zone, that allows visitors to interact more closely with marine animals, including touching seals, rays and sharks. In addition to the aquarium itself, the Tempozan Harbor Village also features an entertainment and shopping complex offering local souvenirs, restaurants serving Osaka specialties, a Ferris wheel, and sightseeing cruises, meaning that there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained!
    [About 35 minutes by train from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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    • Umeda Sky Building / Floating Garden Observatory
    • Umeda Sky Building / Floating Garden Observatory
    • Umeda Sky Building / Floating Garden Observatory
    • Umeda Sky Building / Floating Garden Observatory

    Umeda Sky Building / Floating Garden Observatory

    The Floating Garden Observatory offers a panoramic 360-degree view of the city of Osaka, taking in the Akashi Kaikyo Suspension Bridge as well as Mount Rokko in the distance. It is especially recommended to visit as dusk turns to nightfall, and the scene offers a romantic alternative to the bustling cityscape below.
    [About 20 minutes on foot from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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    • Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi
    • Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi
    • Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi
    • Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi
    • Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi

    Dotonbori / Shinsaibashi

    The Minami area of Osaka, which includes Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi, is Osaka's most famous entertainment district, comprising of shopping, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. There are many huge neon billboards on Dotonbori Street, making it a good spot to take some memorable photos! Visitors can also sample many of Osaka's most famous dishes in this area, such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
    [About 25 minutes by train from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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    • Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower
    • Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower
    • Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower
    • Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower
    • Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower

    Shinsekai ("New World") / Tsutenkaku Tower

    Tsutenkaku Tower is a symbol of Osaka that stands at the heart of the retro "New World" area, a colorful entertainment district that was built in the early 20th century. Here you can feel a sense of nostalgia, and check out some of the eateries frequented by locals too. We recommend you try kushikatsu (skewers of deep-fried meat and vegetables). Furthermore, Tennoji Zoo and Tennoji Park are both located nearby, meaning that there is plenty to see and do. See if you can find the Billiken statue in Tsutenkaku Tower!
    [About 30 minutes by train from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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    • Kuromon Market
    • Kuromon Market
    • Kuromon Market
    • Kuromon Market
    • Kuromon Market

    Kuromon Market

    Kuromon Market is known as the "Kitchen of Osaka", and is famous for its fresh seafood, making it a popular tourist destination. Locals and tourists mingle on the streets, nibbling on freshly cooked battered fish or sipping a fruit juice as they stroll along. The experience is sure to stimulate all of your 5 senses!
    [About 30 minutes by train from Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka]

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