city view of central osaka from a family hotel in Osaka

Recommended Hotels in Osaka for Families

Last Updated: April 21, 2024
Written by Kay

Looking for family-friendly hotels in Osaka? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Located in the Kansai region, Osaka is likely on every traveler’s go-to list, and it’s no wonder. As the nation’s food capital, it’s a perfect place to try some of the most delicious regional food in Japan. There are also tons of sightseeing spots and other things to do, including lots of activities for kids. Best of all, I find it considerably less crowded than Tokyo, making it a great place to visit with little ones. You can also easily travel to other areas of the Kansai region, like Kyoto and Wakayama.

If you’ve never visited Osaka before, you might be overwhelmed with all the choices when it comes to where to stay with your family. To help make that decision easier, I’ve hand-picked some great, kid-friendly hotels in Osaka that are bound to be a hit with the family.

Looking for ryokan? Check out my article on the best family-friendly ryokan in Kyoto and the rest of Kansai

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Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Central Osaka 

 city view of central osaka from a family hotel in Osaka

Why stay in central Osaka?

It’s the best place to easily visit popular Osaka sightseeing spots like Osaka Castle, Shinsaibashi, and Dotonbori. You can also easily travel to Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, or take a day trip out to Kyoto.

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka Midosuji

We stayed in this hotel when my daughter was two years old and I don’t have enough good things to say about it. The service is impeccable, the hotel is beautiful, and it’s close to the station. The view from the room is also stunning! Just like the name implies, I felt like royalty staying here.

Best of all, if you stay in one of their executive rooms, you will be able to use the executive lounge. This lounge has free tea and sweets during the day and alcoholic beverages and snacks at night. Note that children under the age of 13 cannot enter at night but you can take turns visiting like my husband and I did. I really want to stay there again!

I think my only complaint is that there weren’t that many great restaurants nearby but it was fine because we spent a lot of time in either Umeda or Dotonbori anyway.

Note that we shared a king-sized bed between the three of us. 

The location was excellent, check-in and check-out was efficient. Room was clean and stunning views.” -Gallarello, Australia (See other reviews)

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S-Peria Inn Osaka Hommachi

Only 2 minutes from Honmachi Station, this hotel gives easy access to popular tourist areas like Dotonbori or Umeda.  They offer plenty of cute amenities for children and you can choose a variety from their amenity bar in the lobby as well. They have a pillow bar as well, so you can choose the perfect pillow to help you get a good night’s rest.

S-Peria Inn Osaka Hommachi is also extremely affordable, although the biggest beds available are double size and the room size is on the smaller side. They also have a 24-hour laundromat on site.

This hotel is a top pick for families with children on

“Close proximity to the train station and other attractions. Friendly and very helpful staff.” -Audrey, Australia (See other reviews)

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Hotel Brighton City Osaka Kitahama

This hotel is in a quieter area of the city but with easy access to the Kitayama Station, only 5 minutes away by foot.

They have cribs available for those with small children and some floors of the hotel are non-smoking.

“Very modern. Lots of living space. Extremely helpful professional staff. Will definitely rebook if I am in Osaka again.” -Syamaprasad, New Zealand (See other reviews)

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Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower

Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower is close to Osaka Station and Universal Studios Japan (USJ) by train. In fact, it’s an associate hotel of USJ and has its own shuttle bus to the park! (To find out more hotels near USJ, visit this article.

The hotel has beautiful city views and all rooms are non-smoking. Solaniwa Onsen is also located in the building, which is a great way to have a Japanese onsen experience right from the comfort of your hotel.

Some rooms are kids-themed as well.

“Very near metro line, directly connected. Location superb, close to everywhere. Free shuttle to Universal Studios really helps.” -Annie, Indonesia (See other reviews)

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This is another hotel close to Universal Studios Japan. What makes it especially fun to stay at for kids are the themed rooms. For instance, some rooms are jungle-themed while others have flowers and bugs or are space-themed. These rooms are bound to put a smile on any kid’s face! 

The hotel also has an amenity bar and coin laundry. 

“The room was clean and spacious my kids loved it.” -Hazel, Japan (See other reviews)

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Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Tennoji, Shinsaibashi, and Namba

Dotombori family friendly hotels

Why stay in this area?

Tennoji, Shinsaibashi, and Namba are where most tourist attractions in Osaka are located. This means you’ll be within walking distance of places like Dotonbori, which is very convenient.

This is a 4-star hotel that is only a 5-minute walk to Shinsaibashi, a popular shopping area in Osaka. Shinsaibashi is also right next to the famous Dotonbori and is home to Osaka’s Pokemon Cafe.

Besides the proximity to the Pokemon Cafe, another reason Pokemon fans should consider MIMARU OSAKA NAMBA North is that there’s a Pokemon room! How great is that?

“The room size was perfect for our family of 4. We had the corner family room and it had a seating area and a little kitchenette. location was great, we were able to walk to Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori within a few minutes. plus 2 convenience stores right in the vicinity.” -Tricie, Philippines (See other reviews)

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This is another hotel with rooms on the smaller side but is quite budget-friendly, especially when considering it’s a one-minute walk from Osaka-Uehonmachi Station. The optional buffet breakfast is very reasonable at an additional 1200 yen per person.

The hotel also has coin laundry and yukata robes.

The room is clean, comfy bed. Many shops and quite big department store opposite the hotel.” -Apiwan, Thailand (See other reviews)

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Located within walking distance of Shinsaibashi and a one-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Honmachi Station, Courtyard by Marriott Osaka Honmachi is a modern hotel that’s highly reviewed by families. They have king-size beds, which is always a must when I’m staying somewhere with my toddler, but you can also request a crib if needed.

“The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and simple. Will definitely stay here again.” -Deanna, USA (See other reviews)

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This is a great place to stay for families. Located only 3 minutes by foot from Tennoji Station, this Indonesian-style hotel has a playroom for kids as well as karaoke and free manga to read, table tennis, and a small game arcade. On top of all of that, they offer free drinks and complementary ramen! There’s a laundromat as well, so it’s great for long stays.

Cribs are available upon request. 

We loved our stay at Hotel Bali Tower. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. There were so many inclusions and freebies. So much entertainment for kids and adults. We had a wonderful time.” -Carlyn, Australia (See other reviews)

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Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Umeda

city view of umeda from a family friendly hotel

Why stay in Umeda?

Umeda is home to both Osaka Station and Umeda-Osaka Station, making it an ideal location to travel to other parts of Osaka and Kansai. There are also tons of restaurants and shopping in the area.

Since it’s a business area, Umeda is also very safe. 

Hotel Vischio Osaka

Only a 6-minute walk from Osaka Station, Hotel Vischio Osaka is a modern hotel in an excellent location.

They provide amenities for children such as toothbrushes, slippers, and pajamas. Cribs are also available as well as potty rings and step stools.

“The location is great with lots of food options nearby. The bed is super comfy with fluffy blankets. Very value for money. Also near to Osaka and Umeda stations. Safe, downstairs serves very nice coffee.” -Ing, Singapore (See other reviews)

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InterContinental Hotel Osaka

This new hotel has spacious rooms and is located in Grand Front Osaka, which is a building connected to Osaka Station. The hotel also has a small onsen bath as well as an indoor pool and sauna.

“Service good, designed with heart, very convenient location. Def recommend to my friends!” -Lin, Hong Kong (See other reviews)

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Hotel Granvia Osaka

This hotel is connected to Osaka Station — in fact, it’s right on top of it! Talk about a great location! 

The rooms have beautiful views of the city and the hotel has multiple restaurants and bars. It’s also a partner hotel of Universal Studios Japan, so you can buy tickets at the front desk.

They offer amenities for children as well such as toothbrushes, yukata, and slippers. A crib is also available to rent upon request. 

is perfect and 1 min from Osaka station and next to Daimaru. Everything is easy to access with all kinds of trains.” -Pei, Malaysia (See other reviews)

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Hotel Intergate Osaka Umeda

Located about a 10-minute walk from Osaka-Umeda Station, this hotel offers lovely views of the city. 

Upon request, they can provide a bed guard so little ones don’t roll off the bed and cribs for an additional fee. They also have amenities for children such as pajamas, toothbrushes, and hand towels.

Hotel Intergate Osaka Umeda has a lounge as well with free drinks and workshops, and a spa with a communal bath.

“The complimentary snacks and drinks were awesome. Also great to try many Japanese breakfast items. The onsen pool was lovely too.” -Ellen, Australia (See other reviews)

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Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka

This is a beautiful, Japanese-style hotel located only 6 minutes by foot from Osaka-Umeda Station. It comes with a public bath and sauna as well.

They provide amenities for children such as toothbrushes, yukata, and slippers.

The location is great. Walkable to the train stations and JR Osaka. Rooms are nice and clean.” -Jimmy, Singapore (See other reviews)

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The Ritz-Carlton Osaka 

A 7-minute walk from Osaka Station, the Ritz-Carlton is a name that likely everyone knows, and its branch in Umeda lives up to the brand. It’s designed like an 18th-century Georgian manor, which might not appeal to kids, but they do have a kids program called Ritz Kids.

They also have a fitness area, spa, and indoor pool.

t was very luxurious the location was great, amazing kids club, and amazing hospitality to kids.” -Sara, Qatar (See other reviews)

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Hilton Osaka Hotel

The Hilton is another brand name that we’re all likely familiar with. The rooms here are relatively affordable, which is great when considering the high quality of the hotel and the fact that it’s only 2-minutes away from Osaka Station. 

“Great location, shopping is everywhere and train station is just within mins of walking! Friendly hotel staff, nice room.” -Serene, Singapore (See more reviews)

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Wrap-Up: Family-Friendly Hotels in Osaka

I hope this list of the best family-friendly hotels in Osaka has been helpful for your planning. There is a ton of things to do in Osaka and as it’s the central hub of Kansai, it’s truly one of the best places to stay and explore the Kansai region. 

I’ve now settled permanently in Osaka and cannot recommend it enough. And if you’re looking for ideas about what to do in Osaka from a local, make sure to read my article on my favorite things to do in Osaka with kids that I would recommend to any parent!

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Hi! I'm Kay

I’m a long-term Japan resident and parent who loves writing and traveling. My goal is to help parents from around the world navigate living and traveling with kids in Japan.

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