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Kaneyoshi Ryokan

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is very easy to find with lots of restaurants in the area. The rooms are traditional Ryoken style, so tatami mats for sleeping with a low table and floor-pillow seating, as expected. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.. We arrived after a long flight, so having a traditional Japanese bath to relax in was especially nice.

We came here in the evening after arriving from Kyoto. Osaka was buzzing and this ryokan was a minute's walk from Dotonburi. Very convenient location. The Japanese style rooms are comfortable and a nice place to relax after walking around Osaka.

It was a very disappointing stay for the following reasons: 1) The traditional Japanese room we stayed in hasn’t been renovated for many-many years. No air-conditioning, very thin futons, very dated decor, tiniest bath you’ll ever see, which is impossible to fit in. 2) Very expensive! For £130 (19,500 JPY) a night you can stay in amazing Swissotel nearby or another reputable Western hotel. 3) There is a curfew in this hotel and it shuts at 1 am, so if you want to enjoy Namba night life, not a place for you. 4) Last sitting for very average Japanese breakfast (no Western breakfast option available) is at 8 am and you are expected to finish by 8.30, so forget about lie-in on holidays. When we went for breakfast for 20 minutes, someone came into the room and took all the bedding out, so we couldn’t go back to bed on our return. Not my idea of a holiday! 5) No kettle in the room. There is a thermos and a few tea bags. I asked the reception to bring some hot water, so we could have some tea in the room. The man at the reception said he would bring it right away himself; however, nothing came. 6) Check-out is at 10 am. One minute passed they started calling our room and five minutes passed there was a man outside the room to see us out. Forget about late check-outs. Overall, do not stay in Kaneyoshi Ryokan and have a fantastic time in Japan!

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Kaneyoshi Ryokan. The location was fantastic - right in the middle of the Dotonbori restaurant and nightlife district. Our room overlooked the Dotonbori canal. It was a great base for exploring the streets and restaurants of the Dotonbori district. Our traditional room was spacious, with a western bathroom. There was also a common bath area in the Ryokan. The traditional Japanese breakfast included in the tariff was generous and beautifully laid out. We’d stay there again. Namba subway station was an easy 6 minute walk.

We ended our 9 day trip in Japan at this ryokan and stayed one night. We were helped by a very nice woman and she let us purchase breakfast for the next day, as we weren't able to do it online. Others have mentioned that the rooms have a smoky smell, which we also noticed, but it was faint and seemed leftover from the days when smoking was allowed. We stopped noticing it after a while, so it wasn't a big deal. The room came with a nice little sitting area where you could enjoy the provided cold tea and look over at the river. The location is amazing, as it's right by Dotonbori. We took a train down from Kyoto, and it was pretty easy, and not very difficult to get to the airport either. As for cost, it's on the cheap end for a ryokan, but a little pricy for a hotel.

We stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan for 2 nights and loved the place. It's in a great location right in the heart of Dotonburi and we were lucky enough to get a room overlooking the river. The room was a decent size with a sunroom off the sleeping area which had air conditioning. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the gentleman at reception informed us a typhoon was coming and looked up JR train times for us to get to Hiroshima. We tried the Japanese breakfast which was delicious and I highly recommend for the experience.

I recommend this place, the staff is very nice and they kindly help us when we were in a unfortunated situation. Well located in the busy/crazy area of dontori. You can find bar, restaurant, game centre Thank you, Geddy

We stayed in this ryokan for the last two nights of our Japan trip. Everyone was really friendly at our Arrival and even though we arrived at noon, the room was ready for us. We were also handed several guides about Osaka. As often written by travellers, the Hotel is not new but even more cozy. We had a room in 4th Floor with a view to the small river. We had a nice view but at the same time it wasn't too noisy. The room was very large in size. The balcony is not open - similar to a winter garden - but you can open all windows and enjoy the view. Beds are on the Floor, as you would expect in a ryokan. Furthermore there are chairs in the winter garden and in the bedroom as well. The TV is an older tube television Modell but we didn't use it at all. The WIFI Connection was great. As I already said, the employees were all very friendly. Before our departure day, I asked if it was ok to leave at 6am already (as there is a curfew I wasn't sure if we were able to leave that early). We received an offer for wake up calls and we were asked if we had a JR ticket and at what time we wanted to leave. 5 minutes later back in the room our doorbell rang and several Train Connections were under the door with Information written how to get to the airport that early, very nice!! There is a subway Station nearby, about 3 minutes to walk and the JR Namba Station to get to Nara is a 15 minutes walk away. In Dotombori but also in the whole area there are plenty of places to eat and drink.

Obviously you can't beat this location--right in the heart of Dotonbori, Nipponbashi, Namba, etc. But what really sets Kaneyoshi apart is the customer service. It was like staying with friends. I wanted my family to experience a ryokan so they could imagine what my life was like decades earlier when I lived in Japan. We got the bonus of feeling like we were staying in the home of close family or friends. Everyone from the front desk to the housekeepers doted on us like VIPs. They were giving us unsolicited advice on weather, places to go, the best routes to avoid congestion, etc. One day it poured rain and as I left the lobby I mentioned I was going to buy umbrellas. They stopped me and gave me 4 of their own. On our last night there they stopped me and wanted to help me plan my travel to the airport so we'd get the best fare. It was almost too much, but just like staying with an uncle or aunt who wanted to make sure all was OK. Anyway, it's definitely Japanese--no English TV. But comfortable and authentic Japanese home feel. Highly recommended. And did I mention that it's in the perfect location?

Yes, I'd stay again because the price is so good for the location, but... if I was trying to impress someone, or it was a romantic trip, I'd find an alternative. PROS: Superb location on the Tonbori river, so close to major shopping. No difficulty walking to Namba station, with our luggage, by using the underground mall- all smooth surfaces, things to look at, and air-conditioned. Staff were so friendly, and treated us so royally at breakfast. The breakfast spread is a work of beauty, and it changed daily. Onsen available. A little plain looking, but very clean. Top quality wood hangers. Large room, easily fit 3 futons. Housekeeping left hot and cold water carafes for us. CONS: The decor is old, the furniture is old, not a lot of electrical outlets. I'm assuming by not doing renovations they're keeping the room cost down, so I didn't mind so much. The futons are thin, but there are extras in the closet, so I just doubled them up, and was fine. Although I'd say 99% of the room looked clean, housekeeping had not dusted the hanging light fixture in a long time. And the worst of it, and hard to fix, is that the bathroom is tiny, and has a urine smell that didn't quit. So few places to hang clothes and towels while showering- really tricky to keep them off the floor. The urine smell was so noticeable, that I even tried to wash the floor and toilet with body wash, but the smell wouldn't go away. I'm guessing decades of guests have left their mark. I'm so grateful for the lovely breakfast, the attentive staff, and superb location at a price I could afford, but the bathrooms really need renovating.

3-12 Soemoncho Osaka Osaka-fu

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Dotonbori within a short walk of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Kaneyoshi Ryokan is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Tsutenkaku Tower. This 15-room, 3-star ryokan welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Chuo ryokan are Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle.


Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 8 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Kaneyoshi Ryokan's 15 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and slippers.

Property features

Kaneyoshi Ryokan offers free WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 152 reviews