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Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is set to open this August with a modern Ryokans experience

Positioned near Umeda and adjacent to Kitashinchi, it is strategically located for both business and leisure, leveraging its proximity to local attractions and upcoming events like Expo 2025. Share

In the heart of Osaka’s vibrant Dojima district, the new Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is preparing to open its doors in August 2024, offering a first-of-its-kind modern ryokan experience that bridges the gap between Japan’s rich historical traditions and its electrifying modern ethos. Now open for reservations, the latest addition to the Four Seasons portfolio in Japan will aim to blend meticulous service and innovative design, all while honouring cultural authenticity.

General Manager Alastair McAlpine echoes the enthusiasm: “We are working with an ‘A team’ of Japan’s best architects and designers, including CURIOSITY, SIMPLICITY, DESIGN STUDIO SPIN and building architect Nikken Sekkei, to create beautiful spaces that welcome the world to Osaka while also inviting local guests to join us in celebrating all this diverse city has to offer.”

The modern ryokan experience at Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is an innovation-driven highlight, offering 21 guest rooms and suites on the entire 28th floor. These rooms, designed by SIMPLICITY, feature tatami mat flooring, sliding doors, a platform bed as opposed to the traditional futon, and dining areas that accommodate both traditional and standard seating. Guests of these rooms will enjoy a personalized check-in experience at the Gensui desk.

The additional 154 rooms and suites from the 29th to the 35th floors embody a light and airy design by CURIOSITY, optimizing the inflow of natural light through large windows and providing serene views of the city and waterways. These spaces, along with the public areas, will display a curated contemporary art collection by Fumio Nanjo, highlighting local artists.

Dining options at the Four Seasons Hotel Osaka cater to diverse tastes, featuring Jiang Nan Chun for authentic Cantonese cuisine, Sushi O for a premium sushi experience, and Bar Bota for cocktails against a backdrop of the city’s skyline. The ground floor hosts Jardin for all-day dining and French bistro fare, Farine for artisanal bakery goods, and CHA for a Japanese tea experience.

The wellness floor on the 36th includes a spa, sauna, a 16-meter indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, and both public and private ofuro (Japanese baths), enhancing the relaxation and fitness experiences with inspiring views. For events, the hotel offers a 220 square-meter ballroom, divisible into three sections, with a sophisticated foyer and adjacent terrace, plus a Sky Salon on the 37th floor for smaller gatherings, ensuring a range of options for conferences, weddings, and other events with Four Seasons’ flawless execution.

Four Seasons Hotel Osaka is set to open this August with a modern Ryokans experience

The hotel is strategically located in the heart of the Dojima district, close to the Umeda shopping, entertainment, and business district, near Kitashinchi’s upscale dining and bars, and within walking distance to Nakanoshima’s vibrant community of art galleries and museums. Families and nature enthusiasts will find attractions like Universal Studios Japan and prime spots for viewing autumn leaves or spring cherry blossoms nearby. Moreover, the excitement around Expo 2025, expected to draw up to eight million international visitors, adds to the allure.

Osaka named the 10th most liveable city globally and the top in Japan according to the 2023 Global Liveability Index, combines millennia of history with a decisively cosmopolitan outlook. Known as the “City of Water” due to its numerous rivers, waterways, and bridges, it serves as a key business hub with dynamic nightlife, world-class shopping, significant landmarks, and striking architecture. As the fourth Four Seasons location in Japan, this hotel enhances connectivity with Kyoto and Tokyo via Shinkansen, providing opportunities for extended exploration of Japan’s cultural and dining landscapes.

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