Japan Sessions Kanzaki 01 is a designer vacation rental property set in the culturally rich Kanzakigawa shopping arcade. This property’s full renovation was completed in September of 2019. The unique design and ingenious use of space sets it apart from everything else in the area.
Kanzaki 01 is a designer home located by the vibrant Mitsuya Shopping Arcade in northern Osaka’s Yodogawa Ward. The design is the brain-child of Canadian entrepreneur Sam Zipursky – a man with a huge passion for celebrating and preserving Japanese culture. Rrenovations were completed in 2019, with this 73-square-meter home offeringoffers sleek modern design and an innovative use of space. High ceilings, timber flooring, and wood paneling give the house a tranquil and spacious atmosphere that’s perfect for groups of up to four people.
Take your shoes off in the spacious genkan, slide open the shoji (Japanese paper screen door), and put on a pair of complimentary slippers. The front of the house opens up to the living and dining area, along with a kitchenette and charming bench-seat dining area by the window. At the back of the ground floor is a large, modern bathroom with a deep bathtub and separate toilet facilities. The house is large enough to accommodate four guests.
The second level features two large rooms: a master bedroom with a double bed and an ensuite toilet and a second Japanese-style room with two futons, extra leisure space, and traditional tatami flooring. You can take in the local streetscape on your own private balcony, which is connected to the master bedroom.
Kanzaki 01’s flexible layout and comfortable combination of contemporary and traditional design in combination with an ideally sized kitchen make it a great longer-term rental option. Popular with guests planning to spend a little extended time in Osaka, Shiki offers discount plans for monthly and long-term rentals to those wanting to spend a little extra time at Kanazaki 01.
Kanzaki 01 can be booked with neighboring home Kanzaki 02 for flexibility and additional space.
At Kanzaki 01, sightseeing using public transport is simple and easy. Kanzakigawa Station is a three-minute walk away, Mikuni Station is a 15-minute walk away, and Osaka-Umeda Station only two train stops away. Amazing shopping destinations like Herbis Plaza, Umeda Sky Building, and Grand Front Osaka Mall can all be reached in 15 minutes by public transport, and attractions like Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Universal Studios Japan, and Tennoji Zoo require just one stop-over. If you like to get around by taxi, this is a quick and easy option for getting to locations such as Utsubo Park and Tenjinbashi-Suji Shopping Street.
Kanzaki River, an idyllic location for an evening stroll at dusk, is just five minutes north of the house. For nearby dining, beverage, and convenience, the Mitsuya Shopping Arcade has a huge array of affordable options, and a two-minute train ride to Jūsō Station will give you an even bigger selection. Bristling with local charm, this northern neighborhood is famous for offering a slice of authentic Osaka life and delicious local food. At just a 10-minute cab ride away from Shin-Osaka Station, this Yodogawa Ward location is perfect if you’re traveling by Shinkansen (bullet train). For those arriving or departing by airplane, Kansai International Airport is just under one hour away by car.
A classically modern and stylish abode, Kanzaki 01 is the perfect retreat after a day of sightseeing. Enjoy taking advantage of this home’s many comforts and amenities. The home’s living and dining area is located on the first floor and joined onto the house entrance, offering a welcoming and effortless sense of flow and open-plan-style living. The second floor is dedicated to the two spacious bedrooms, one of which boasts classic Japanese-style interior design, and the other western.
If you wish to prepare a home-cooked meal, the kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you might need, including a full-size refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, toaster oven, cooking utensils, dishes, and cleaning supplies. For entertainment, the upstairs leisure area has a flat screen television with Netflix for streaming your favorite movies and TV programs. In the bathroom, you will find complimentary toiletries, bath products, a hair dryer, and fluffy towels.
For maximum comfort, each room is outfitted with air conditioning and heating systems that you can adjust to suit your needs. All beds are fitted with soft sheets and roll-down screens to ensure that you get a peaceful night’s sleep.
Both bedrooms have closet space with hangers in the wester style room to store your clothing, and a washer-dryer combo unit, laundry detergent, iron, and ironing board are available for your convenience. There is also ample additional storage space, making it very adaptable for those looking to enjoy a longer-term stay with all their luggage out of the way. High-speed wireless internet, and if you do have any questions, multilingual staff are available at any time. Modern design with authentic Japanese flourishes and a location that offers access to Osaka’s best, Kanzaki 01 is an unmistakably excellent choice for your next Osaka adventure.
KANZAKI 01 Floor Map
KANZAKI 01 House Features
Kanzaki 01 has a very natural-feeling design. With natural-finished wood and light colors throughout along with the high celings, you are sure to appreciate the wide-open feel of this house.
Kanzaki 01 is in a location that puts you right in the middle of the action. It is only a short walk to Kanzakigawa Station for the subway. From there it is about 5 minutes from Umeda, home of some of Osaka’s most iconic images like the HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel and Umeda Sky Building.
Kanzaki 01’s kitchen is fully equipped to handle all of your needs. Whether it’s whipping up a quick breakfast before heading out for a day of sightseeing or booking a personal chef to come and prepare a Japanese-style meal, you’ll find everything you need.
Kanzaki 01 is also a great option for large groups wishing to stay together. Book it together with Kanzaki 02 to accommodate groups of up to 8 people.
From Kansai International Airport
Take the Nankai Limited Express Rapid to the last stop at Namba Station (39 mins; 7 stops), then transfer to the Midosuji Line and go to Umeda Station (8 mins; 4 stops). Transfer to the Hankyu-Kobe Line (local) and go to Kanzakigawa Station (6 min; 3 stops). From there it is 3 mins walk to the house.
From JR Shin-Osaka Station to KANZAKI 01
We highly recommend taking a taxi from Shin-Osaka Station as it is only 13 mins ride.
Alternatively, take the Midosuji Line to Nishinakajima-Minamigata Station (1 min; 1st stop) and transfer to the Hankyu-Kyoto Line bound for Umeda. At Juso Station (2 mins; 1st stop), transfer to the Hankyu-Kobe Line and take the Local bound for Kobe. Get off at Kanzakigawa Station (1 min; 1st stop). From there it is 3 mins walk to the house.