Osaka Marriott Miyako: A Hotel with Breathtaking Views

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4.6

Summary

Top service, gorgeous rooms, and an unbeatable view, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel and has everything you want at your fingertips. Abenobashi is also within walking distance of some of my favorite Osaka attractions. The rooms are nice and come with amazing baths. The services and facilities of the hotel are excellent, but the high prices can be a little off-putting for those on a budget.

Like a room with a view? Then you can’t pass up the Osaka Marriott Miyako. Located on the upper floors of Japan’s tallest building, this luxury hotel offers incomparable views of Osaka from 258 meters. You can enjoy the view from one of the Mariott Miyako’s stylish restaurants, or from the privacy of your bathtub!

The Marriott Miyako is a sleek addition to the Mariott chain of hotels. Wide windows dominate, making the most of the hotel’s breathtaking views of Osaka. The windows are complimented with classy, modern furnishings that don’t sacrifice comfort.

The guest rooms are spacious and airy, and offer guests a choice between smoking or non-smoking. With a wide range of facilities and English-language support, the Marriott Miyako has a lot to offer to both the sightseer and the business traveler.

 

 

Hotel Overview


The Osaka Marriott Miyako hotel is not for people with a fear of heights. The hotel has 360 rooms located between floors 38-55 of the Abeno Harukas, Japan’s tallest building.

Completed in 2014, Abeno Harukas is 300 meters tall and has 62 floors in total. It’s part of the Abenobashi Terminal building which includes Japan’s biggest department store and Osaka Abenobashi Station, making it hard to beat in terms of convenience and location.

The Marriott Miyako also consists of a chic lobby, located on floors 19-20, and a restaurant on floor 57. The hotel staff speaks a number of languages, including English, French, and Mandarin. The three restaurants offer a mix of Japanese and Western food, while the bar provides ample opportunities for relaxation.

There is a wide range of rooms, suitable for solo business travelers and to families wanting space to socialize. Check-in is from 15:00 and check-out is until 12:00. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and amenities including currency exchange, a laundry and dry-cleaning service, a fitness center, and massage services.

 

Pros vs. Cons

Pros

  • Incredible views! Guests have compared it to staying in the Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Deep baths and incredible showers
  • Spacious rooms
  • Amazing location—especially convenient during bad weather, when you can access transport, shopping or dining options without stepping outside
  • Transportation is convenient, with two train lines right at your feet

 

Cons

  • Pricey
  • The bar is small and often filled with customers. You may be turned away
  • English-speaking ability differs from staff member to staff member
  • Children are not allowed in the lounge from 7:30pm onward

 

Making Reservations

Sometimes you can find lower prices on hotel booking sites such as Booking.com or Agoda.

Check prices and availability on Agoda.com

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Location


The Osaka Marriott Miyako is located in Tennoji, in central Osaka.

Tennoji is a major transportation hub, replete with shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife. It is within walking distance from the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Tennoji Park, Tennoji Zoo, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Shitennoji Temple.

My recommendation is to soak up the atmosphere in the Shinsekai entertainment district.

Built in 1912, and not updated since, visiting Shinsekai is like stepping into a Meiji-period time capsule. It has an unsavory reputation, but the many eateries are the best places to sample an Osaka delicacy: kushi-katsu, or, basically, “things on sticks.”

In the unlikely event that you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Kintetsu Department Store, part of the same complex as the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, then there are three other shopping centers close by: Mio, Hoop and Q’s mall, all of which contain a number of restaurants and cafes, in addition to retail stores.

Regarding transportation, both Osaka Abenobashi Station and Tennoji Station, which is directly opposite the hotel, are major railway hubs, connecting the traveler to Osaka and beyond.

 

How to Get There

Arriving by Air (Kansai International Airport)

From Terminal 1: Go to bus stop 7 outside the first floor doors. Other buses leave from this stop, so be sure to board the bus bound for Abeno Harukas.

Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines located outside the first floor.

From Terminal 2: Go to bus stop 8 outside the first floor doors. Other buses leave from this stop, so be sure to board the bus bound for Abeno Harukas.

Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines located outside the first floor.

Disembark at Abenobashi, the final stop. Look for the entrance to the Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas. Take an elevator to the 19th floor.

 

Arriving by Air (Osaka International Airport)

An airport limousine bus runs between Osaka International Airport and Abenobashi Station. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

It leaves from the South terminal’s bus stop 11, and North Terminal’s bus stop 1. Another bus departs from these stops, so make sure you’re boarding the bus for Akenobashi (Tennoji).

The limousine bus runs between 7:45am – 9:15pm, and costs 640 yen for an adult, and 320 yen for a child. Tickets are purchased from a vending machine on the bus platform.

Disembark at Abenobashi, the final stop.

Look for the entrance to the Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas.

Take an elevator to the 19th floor.

 

By Shinkansen (From Shin-Osaka Station via Subway)

At Shin-Osaka Station, transfer to the Osaka City Subway Midosuji Line for Tennoji, disembarking at Tennoji the Terminal Station. The trip should take about 24 minutes and cost 280 yen.

Exit the subway into the first basement level. Follow the underground corridor toward the Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas entrance.

Take one of the two elevators to the 19th floor.

 

By JR Line (from Osaka Station)

ransfer Tto the JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service for Kansai Airport. Disembark at Tennoji. The trip should take about 18 minutes and cost 190 yen.

Take the elevators down to the Midosuji Subway Station first basement level. Follow the underground corridor toward the Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas entrance.

Take one of the two elevators to the 19th floor.

 

Rooms


Superior Room (Regular Floor) is 38m² and comes with either two twins (sized 120 x 200cm), or a double bed (180 x 200cm).

The Deluxe room is the same size, but you can enjoy the view of Osaka from your open bathtub.

The Comfort Rooms are 38m² and give guests access to the exclusive club lounge. The rooms contain a double bed and wooden floors, and include a Japanese-style space.

Guests are encouraged to take off their shoes and enjoy omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality.

The Deluxe Room (Upper Floor) is 38m² and comes with a choice of two twin beds, one double bed or one king bed (200 x 200). The rooms are located on floors 50 – 52 and include an open view bathtub.

The Superior Room (Upper Floor) is the same size but only comes with either twins or a double bed. The bath is extra deep, allowing guests to soak up to the shoulders.

The Premium Corner Rooms (Regular Floor), 42m², are located on floors 40 – 49, and makes the most of the view with windows on either side of the corner. The rooms feature a view bath and a rain shower. The rooms with twin beds (140 x 200cm) have a northwest view, and the rooms with king beds look toward the southwest.

The Club Rooms give guests access to the exclusive club lounge, which serves breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails. The Club Rooms are 38m². You can choose from two twins or a double bed. The Club Rooms are located 250m above the ground, with incredible views.

The Club Deluxe Rooms give the option of twin beds, double, or king. The Club Corner Rooms are 42m² and come with either twin beds or a king bed.

The Junior Suite (regular floor) is 58m² and features separate living and bedrooms. This room has views of Osaka Bay, with guests even able to see Awajishima Island on clear, fine days.

The Club Junior Suite (upper floor) is 58m² and features separate living and bedrooms. The room contains two twin beds (140 x 200cm) and features the same views of Osaka Bay as the Junior Suite, with the added bonus of access to the exclusive club lounge.

The Comfort Suites are 73-76m² and can contain either two twin beds or a king bed. The emphasis in these rooms is comfort, and comes with wooden floors.

The Executive Suites are 76 – 78m² and contain one king-sized bed. They feature a generously appointed living space that combines stylishness with functionality.

The Imperial Suite is an amazing 162m² large and is located on the 55th floor (258m high). It has a living room, dining room, bedroom, and large Jacuzzi—with a fantastic view, of course. It has two beds, both 160 x 200 cm.

The Royal suite is 159m² and has three beds—two generously sized twins and one king. The style is ‘elegant Japanese modern’ and includes a living room and two bedrooms.

Although most rooms are intended for 1-2 people, an extra bed can be provided for the deluxe twin rooms.

 

Price

The following prices are taken directly from the hotel website and do not take seasonal fluctuations into account. The price quoted is for two guests staying one night.

  • Superior Room (Double/Twin): 40,425 yen
  • Upper Superior Room (Double/Twin): 43,890 yen
  • Comfort Room: (Double Room): 56,430yen
  • Deluxe Room (Double/King/Twin): 42,735 yen
  • Upper Deluxe Room (Double/King/Twin): 46,200 yen
  • Premium Corner Room (Twin): 51,975 yen
  • Premium Corner Room (King): 63,525 yen
  • Club Room (Double/Twin): 55,440 yen
  • Club Deluxe Room (Double/King/Twin): 57,750 yen
  • Upper Club Corner Room (Twin): 63,525 yen
  • Upper Club Corner Room (King): 75,075 yen
  • Junior Suite: 75,075 yen
  • Club Junior Suite: 86,625 yen

*If you’re interested in the Executive Suite, Imperial Suite, or Royal Suite, inquire directly to the Osaka Marriott Miyako.

 

Hotel Facilities


The Osaka Marriott Miyako contains three restaurants and one bar, offering a variety of Western and Japanese dishes.

Dining

Restaurant ZK on the 57th floor

The Restaurant ZK is the star attraction, serving lunch and dinner at a height of 270m. Order from the continental menu, the Japanese menu, or watch the chefs cook teppan-yaki dishes right in front of you. Open for lunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm, dinner at 5:00pm – 9:00pm, and tapas at 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

 

Live Kitchen COOKA

Live Kitchen COOKA is a buffet restaurant located on the 19th floor. It’s an open kitchen, allowing you to enjoy seeing the cooks in action.

The breakfast buffet is open from 6:30am – 10:00am, or you can order from the breakfast menu from 6:30am – 11:00am .

Lunch is 11:30am – 3:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Hours: 11:30am – 1:00pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Dinner is 5:30pm – 10:00pm (last order at 9:30pm)

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Hours: 5:00pm – 7:00pm and 7:30pm – 10:00pm

 

Lounge Plus:  A Place to Relax

Lounge Plus, located in the lobby, offers guests the chance to enjoy the views while sipping a cup of tea or having some light refreshments. Open weekdays 11:00am – 10:00pm and weekends from 10:00am – 10:00pm.

 

Bar Plus:  Chic and Romantic

Bar Plus provides guests with a variety of drinks, snacks, live music, and Aurora-inspired lighting from 12:00pm – 12:00am. There is a 1,080yen cover charge during times where there is music being played in the bar.

 

Other Facilities


Guests of the Osaka Marriott Miyako have free use of the training gym on the 38th floor, and receive a free ticket for the observatory located on the on the 58th to 60th floors.

If you’re visiting Osaka on business, you’ll find the business center, which contains computers, printers, copiers and faxes, a definite bonus.

If you book a club room, you’ll have access to an exclusive lounge, serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails.

In addition, the M-Boutique offers a range of hotel-made cakes and desserts. There are two cafes and a convenience store on the seventeenth floor, and the Abeno Harukas Art Museum which holds regular exhibitions of Western and Japanese art.

 

Access for Guests with Disabilities

With elevator access and spacious rooms, the Osaka Marriott Miyako is wheelchair accessible.

 

Insider’s Tips

Don’t miss seeing the view from the 60th floor! To avoid a long ride in the lift, use the two dedicated hotel lifts on the B1 floor.

 

Reservations

Check prices and availability on Agoda.com

Check prices and availability on Booking.com

 

 

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