I’ve just come back from Osaka and Kobe! Yay!
There was virtually no affordable accommodation left in Kobe due to the Luminarie (it was fantastic by the way) so my next option was to stay in Osaka, which is about 30 mins away by train. Very convenient.
I stayed at the Osaka Arietta Hotel located about 1-2 mins away from Exit 1 of Honmachi subway station.
A couple of things I forgot to talk about in video:
– The rooms don’t have free wifi! Needless to say I was a bit disappointed. There’s wifi in the lobby but that’s just a pain.
– But instead I did get complimentary breakfast. Every morning from 6:30am-9:30am they set up a selection of breads, cold and hot drinks, yogurt and either cereal or salad for you to eat in the lobby or take back to your room. Delicious! I experienced this both in the last 20 minutes of the day and the first 20 minutes today, heh.