Kurumi House is a beautifully renovated home, done in a classic Japanese style. It is located near the famous Shinseikai neighborhood in Osaka in a quiet setting just to the west of Tennoji Zoo. The property features numerous delightful artworks and warm colored walls. Osaka has been touted by food journalist Anthony Bourdaine as his favourite food destination worldwide. Come and experience a truly local, genuine experience with the friendly folk of Osaka!
Kurumi is a beautiful 64-square-meter vacation home built and decorated in a classic Japanese style. Featuring a minimalist design, warm-colored walls, and numerous Japanese calligraphy artworks, this home offers a traditional atmosphere perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring the city.
The spacious home has three bedrooms, plus a sofa bed in the living room, giving it the capacity to accommodate groups of up to seven people. The living and dining space is on the first floor, along with one bedroom, while the other two bedrooms are located on the second floor. The house’s layout allows guests to enjoy the home unconstrained by the other guests’ wants.
Well-positioned, with excellent city access and with a layout that can suit a variety of guests, Kurumi is ideal for both short visits and longer-term stays. Guests who want to spend an extended time in the city can also benefit from discontented monthly and long-term rental rates; just ask the friendly Shiki staff.
Nestled in Nishinari Ward near the famous Shinsekai area, Kurumi has an amazing location for sightseeing. Hanazonocho Station, with Yotsubashi Line is an eight-minute walk, and Imamiya Station, with access to the JR Osaka Loop Line and JR Yamatoji Line is a 10-minute walk from the property. Only two stops away is the Namba area, where you can find the Dotonbori Canal, Hozen-ji Temple, and Amerikamura. Further down the Yotsubashi Line is Osaka Station and Nishi-Umeda, both the city’s most convenient transfer point, home to the Umeda Sky Building and many amazing retail destinations.
Osaka City Museum of Fine Art, Shitennoji Temple, Abeno Harukas, and Kuromon Market can all be reached in a short five-to-ten minute cab ride. Or if you prefer to walk, Tsutenkaku Tower and Tennoji Zoo are 20 minutes away on foot, as is the scenic Tennoji Park, which is perfect for a picnic or casual mid-morning stroll. For local culture and dining, the surrounding neighborhood has plenty of local charm and shopping, with amazingly affordable prices.
Kurumi’s location offers wonderful access to both the airport and Shin-Osaka station, home to the shinkansen (bullet train). Kansai International Airport is a 50-minute drive or a direct 55-minute train journey on the nearby Shin-Imamiya Station, while the Shin-Osaka Station is a simple half-hour train journey.
After a big day of sightseeing, you will love the many comforts and amenities available at Kurumi. The kitchen has a full-size fridge, stovetop, microwave, kettle, plus cooking and cleaning utensils. It even has a rice cooker, and toaster oven, so you have all the tools to enjoy a home-cooked meal. The television in the living room is outfitted with complimentary Netflix for streaming your favorite movies and TV programs.
The entrance features a spacious genkan and a staircase leading to the second floor. On this first floor, you’ll find a comfortable bedroom with a western-style double bed. A shoji (Japanese sliding paper door) separates the front of the home from a spacious open-plan living and dining room. The dining table is perfect for sharing meals and planning trips, and for entertainment, there is a mounted 55-inch flat-screen television and a comfy sofa bed that can be converted to a private sleeping area.
A standalone wall creates a walkway to the kitchenette at the back of the home, which connects to a large bathroom with a separate restroom and shower room. Moving upstairs, two cozy bedrooms are connected by sliding doors and beautiful exposed timber beams at the ceiling. The first bedroom features two single beds, and the second bedroom has one double bed.
Relax and pamper yourself in the generously supplied bathroom, which has toiletries, bath products, a hairdryer, fluffy towels, and a luxuriously deep bathtub. Guests can also enjoy the ease and convenience of having your own washer, laundry detergent, iron, and ironing board.
Each room in Kurumi has its own heating and air conditioning system that you can adjust to your comfort. Free high-speed wireless internet is available, and if you have any questions, you can contact our multilingual staff who are also happy to help.
Kurumi Floor Map
Kurumi House Features
Kurumi’s layout was carefully designed for guests’ comfort and convenience. The layout allows guests to commune together and enjoy each others’ company while also giving the option to retreat and enjoy some privacy.
Kurumi is in a location that puts you right in the middle of the action. It is only a short walk to Hanazonocho Station for the subway. From there it is about 5 minutes from Namba, home of some of Osaka’s most iconic images like the Ebisu Bridge, Glico Man, and the animatronic crab.
Separate Dining Area
Kurumi features a dedicated dining area separate from the kitchen. With soft mood lighting, this is the perfect space to enjoy an intimate dinner in with a nice bottle of wine.
Kurumi is also a great option for large groups wishing to stay together. Book it together with nearby houses including Toki, Hanamizuki Matsu, Suzaku and Hanamizuki Namba Minami to accommodate groups of up to 32 people if all 5 properties are booked together.
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 Yotsubashi Line and go to Hanazonocho Station (4 mins; 2 stops) and walk 7 mins west. Alternatively, take the Nankai Limited Express Rapid to Tengachaya Station (34 mins; 5 stops) and walk from there (17 mins).
From Shin Osaka Station to Kurumi
Take the Midosuji line from Shin-Osaka south towards Nakamozu, and change trains at Daikokucho (17 mins, 8 stops) to the Yotsubashi line and get off at Hanazonocho (1 min; 1st stop). From there it is 7 mins walk to the house.