Asako Onoyama Ms.
Welcome To Osaka
I am pleased to introduce my favorite hotel brand InterContinental, a new concept of contemporary luxury located in the heart of Osaka. We provide a high quality tailor made service to suit each guest’s needs to ensure a most comfortable stay.
I am excited to share the unique character of Japan and the distinctive culture of Osaka. Enjoy the spacious lobby, modern and luxurious restaurants and tranquil spa. Step out to let the adventure begin and experience Grand Front Osaka the massive entertainment, commercial, and residential complex. Osaka is a city where the more you dig, the more you discover an interesting and rich culture.
Adjacent to the hotel is the brand new complex Grand Front Osaka opened in 2013. Explore an array of shops and restaurants as well as Knowledge Capital – an intellectual entertainment space that offers convention space, a theater and a chance to exchange the latest information and connect with people. Grand Front Osaka also serves as an oasis in the city, a place to take a break and enjoy some tea between shopping and business. Another area of interest is ‘Umekita Plaza’ a large space with various shopping and dining options. With its modern design, the water features and natural greenery will make you forget you are in a city. Grand Front Osaka is an ideal meeting hub for tourists and business people due to the convenient location and extensive transportation options.
After lunch, head to Tenjinbashi-suji, shopping street and experience the local shopping. Osaka is famous for its local shopping arcade culture. Tenjinbashisuji shotengai is the longest in Japan with a distance of 2.6km. Containing approximately 600 shops and restaurants it’s the best place to buy souvenirs and feel the energy and vibe of the local venders and the Osaka people. It’s also an ideal place for shopping on a rainy day. We also recommend to you a visit to Osaka Tenmangu Shrine famous for its festival in July - the Tenjin Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan. Another recommendation is to see Bunraku the traditional puppet theater proudly originated in Osaka and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Experience this unique world of traditional puppets that move just like humans. Please check with the concierge for the program at National Bunraku Theater. And while you are there don’t forget to pick up a souvenir - Try Bunraku senbei, the special Japanese cookies sold at the theater shop.
Osaka castle is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Osaka. Enjoy the view of the whole city from the donjon and feel the history of Osaka by appreciating the remains and artifacts within the castle. Even if you miss to visit during the castle’s visiting hours you can still enjoy the fantastic illumination until 11pm daily. Also the park around the castle is a pleasant running course where you can enjoy the visual spectacle of about 4500 beautiful cherry blossoms during spring. Please contact your concierge for information on nearby ‘sentos’ or neighborhood bath houses to wash off the sweat before heading out to enjoy the stunning night view of Osaka city from HEP FIVE, Ferris wheel - it’s a symbol of the Kita area. First timers cannot help watching its huge red figure on top of the building. The ride takes 15 minutes and offers views of famous sightseeing spots such as Akashi-kaikyo bridge during the day time or romantic night skyline in the evening. Each cabin is air conditioned and so it’s possible to enjoy in any season.
Meter taxi is available at the hotel lobby, major tourist places and office towers. For reservations contact the concierge team.
Custom of tipping is not common in Japan.
Dress and shoes
A long-sleeved shirt may be recommended to carry with you all the times.
Please free to contact any of our restaurant staffs should you have special dietary requests. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Many of the soups contain fish stock or Pork. Please check with the restaurant manager upon ordering.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara
There are frequent shuttle trains between Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Osaka is centrally located among historical cities in West Japan so that your day trip to the ancient cities Kyoto and Nara can be made easily whenever you have a few hours of spare time. Check with the hotel concierge for "day trip package" options.
WHAT TO PACK
During your sightseeing take the opportunity to visit some shrines. Upon wishing good luck to the master of Shrine, toss a few coins into the wishing box or you might want to buy a written oracle. Please remember that credit cards are not accepted at shrines. If you have any small coins left, go to the nearest convenience store to use them up.
- 3-60, Ofuka-Cho
- Osaka , 5300011
- Front Desk +81-6-63745700
Distance 15 KM / 9.32 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Train Charge (one way): ￥620.00 (JPY)
Time by train: 52 minutes
Drive 11 km on National road No. 2 toward to Osaka
Kobe Airport Terminal (UKB)
Distance 39 KM / 24.23 MI EAST to Hotel
Train Charge (one way): ￥710.00 (JPY)
Time by train: 1 hour
Dirve toward to Hanshin highway No 3 for 7km from the airport. Drive 29km on Hanshin highway No. 3 to Osaka.
Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Distance 51.2 KM / 31.81 MI SOUTH WEST to Hotel
Train Charge (one way): ￥1,620.00 (JPY)
Time by train: 1.5 hours
Enter the airport highway from the Kansai International Terminal bridge entrance and drive toward Osaka and Kobe cities of the Hanshin highways. The highway connects Hanshin highways No 4 and change No 195 after 24.8km drive on No4. At the corner of Ohama kita junction, please enter to National road 26 and drive into the Hanshin highway Kanjyo line No 15 Sakai line till Deiriguchi exist.
Station Name: Osaka Station
Distance 0.2 KM / 0.12 MI SOUTH to Hotel
The hotel has inter-connection to Osaka JR station. Please approach to North Central Exit on 2nd floor of Osaka station if you arrive by train. Then find the skybridge connecting to the Grand Front Osaka Tower A. Follow the direction to InterContinental Osaka once you enter to the Towr A of Grand Front Osaka.
Subway Name: Umeda Station
Distance 0.2 KM / 0.12 MI SOUTH to Hotel
At Grand Front Osaka Tower A, please take the lift to basement 1 and enter to the JR station basement 1. The Umera Subway station is on your left.
- Parking Available/82 Spaces
- Daily Self Parking Fee: ￥3,000.00 (JPY)
- Car parking space is available for in-house and visitor. JYP3,000 per car per night
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
Enter the Hanshin highway No. 4 from Kansai International Airport Interchange, drive to Osaka city. From Tempozan junction, change to No. 16 and drive to the North. At Awaza junction, please take the No. 1 line to No. 11. Exit at Umeda Exit.