The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
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The best and most popular times to visit Osaka are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). The highlight of spring is the cherry-blossom season, which usually arrives in Osaka in early April. Bear in mind, though, that the blossoms are notoriously fickle, blooming any time from late March to mid-April. Fall is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colors, which usually peak between late October and mid-November. Of course, you can visit Osaka at any time of year, although the summer, from June to August, can be very hot and humid, and winter can be a little chilly for some people’s taste.
To start planning your vacation to The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka is located in the prestigious business and shopping district of Nishi-Umeda and features some of the largest guest rooms in Japan. Stylishly designed, with historic Georgian features, the property offers a unique stay.
Centrally located in the fashionable Nishi-Umeda district, The Ritz Carlton Osaka provides a convenient and luxurious stay in Osaka. Blending perfectly with the buzzing and fast paced city, the exterior of the Ritz Carlton has a contemporary and modern feel. However, it is a different story when you venture inside with interiors mirroring a historic Georgian Manor House complete with four poster beds, antiques, and wood-panelled corridors.
The guest rooms at the Ritz Carlton offer some of the largest in Japan and range from the comfortable Superior and Deluxe Rooms up to the lavish and expansive Suites. All offer beautiful views over Osaka and follow the rest of the hotel in style, favouring a traditional European Heritage style with muted and tasteful tones.
As a city that is known for its culinary prowess, The Ritz Carlton does not disappoint. Included in its repertoire is its fantastic Michelin-starred French Restaurant La Baie, traditional Hanagatami which is a celebration of Japanese cuisine, Xiang Tao providing Cantonese dishes and Splendido with traditional Naples-style pizzas and contemporary Italian cuisine. Alongside there is also the Bar in which to relax after days exploring and the Lobby Lounge serving English and Chinese Afternoon Tea.
In terms of facilities, there is a beautiful indoor pool, fully serviced gym and fantastic spa which combines traditional Japanese relaxation with the charm of an English Country Manor.
There are four fantastic restaurants on site at Ritz Carlton Osaka, serving a range of cuisines including French, traditional Japanese, Cantonese and Italian. Included in its repertoire is its fantastic Michelin-starred French Restaurant La Baie, traditional Hanagatami which is a celebration of Japanese cuisine, Xiang Tao providing Cantonese dishes and Splendido with traditional Naples-style pizzas and contemporary Italian cuisine. Alongside there is also the Bar in which to relax after days exploring and the Lobby Lounge serving English and Chinese Afternoon Tea.
In terms of relaxation, the spa at the Ritz Carlton is designed as an English Country Manor, acting as a sanctuary in the city. Within the spa guests have access to the indoor pool, heat experiences and tranquil garden patio.
Osaka is a fascinating city to explore. As Japan's second largest metropolis behind Tokyo, the city is especially known for its culinary scene. Located all within easy distance from the hotel are the Yamazaki Distillery, Dotonbori Street packed full with little restaurants and small bars, the Osaka Aquarium and Shitennoji Temple. Of course the historic cities of Kyoto and Nara are also within easy distance and completely feasible as day trips from Osaka.
Kirsty Cowie (Staff)
Just a 15 minute car ride from Osaka train station and a 5 minute walk from the metro station, the Ritz-Carlton Osaka is the ideal place to stay while exploring Japans self proclaimed foodie capital. Walking into the hotel lobby the hotel boasts grand chandeliers and ornate decorations almost as if this luxury Japanese hotel has a British twist. No matter what room category you choose to stay in, every room offers soaring views over Osaka. However, to maximize your city view request a corner view. Throughout your time at The Ritz Carlton Osaka take time to dine at one of the hotels five restaurants, including their Michelin star French restaurant. If your room permits, enjoy happy hour at the Club Lounge before dining downstairs.
Blanche Sherman (Staff)
The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka is the best luxury accommodation option in Osaka. Located a short walk from one of the two main train stations that connects to Kyoto in 30 minutes, it would also be a great choice for those wanting to explore Kyoto during peak season without paying the peak season accommodation costs. Attentive service is delivered with a smile and the views across the city are superb, especially at night time. I would highly recommend upgrading to Club Lounge access to be able to benefit from a quieter check in area and to enjoy breakfast and cocktail hour with views.
Take a day trip from Osaka to visit the highlights of Himeji. Explore the Himeji temple and the beautiful Koko-en Gardens. Take a ropeway up Mt. Shosha and discover the Engyoji Temple. Return to Osaka by train.
Kaiseki Dinner with Geishas
Enjoy the height of sophistication in Japanese society, having a sublime Kaiseki dinner made up of many delicious courses, accompanied by entertainment from two Geishas whilst you enjoy your meal.
Kyoto Day Trip
Discover the best of Kyoto. The first stop is the famous Philosopher Walk. Make a quick visit of Heian Shrine, then spend some time at Teramachi. Explore the bustling Higashiyama District and head to the Kiyomizu Temple and the 'pottery street'.
Nara - The Ancient Capital
Spend an afternoon exploring Nara, the ancient capital of Japan from 710 - 784, before the capital was moved to Heain-kyo (present day Kyoto), with its freely roaming herds of deer, ancient streets and spectacular temples.
Nara Exploration in a Day Trip
Make a trip to Nara and visit the Deer Park, Todaiji and Kasuga Grand Shrine. In the afternoon, wander in the old town of Naramachi, with its charming Edo period architecture. If time permits, explore the ancient Gangoji Temple.
Shopping in Kyoto
Enjoy a shopping trip around Kyoto. Wander down the picturesque streets of Gian where you can visit local handicraft and pottery shops.
Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
Take part in a traditional Tea Ceremony and gain an insight into this ancient art form and key part of Japanese culture.
The Art of Zen in Kyoto
Spend a day discovering the traditional Japanese experiences of Zen meditation as you learn about the history of Zen before trying your hand at this spiritual form of meditation.
Whiskey & Bamboo Experience
Today, we will visit the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery and the Take-no-michi Bamboo Road.
Osaka, Toyooka, Kyoto, Takayama & Tokyo
from $13200 pp 13 nights
- Devour the many culinary highlights throughout this epic trip, staying in chic and stylish hotels with the best access to restaurants, bars and markets
- Take fun and vibrant guided tours in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, cities known for their love of eating, delicious street food, Buddhist temples and magical gardens
- Head to the Japanese Alps for lush beauty and mesmerising scenery with its many shrines and temples hidden in the hillside
Location & directions
Ritz Carlton Osaka is located in the stylish Nishi-Umeda district in the heart of the city, providing a fantastic location from which to explore the city.
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