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The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
This refined hotel combines European elegance with Japanese touches
The Ritz-Carlton Osaka dominates the city’s bustling and upmarket Nishi-Umeda district, paying tribute to Japan’s cultural heritage while retaining a contemporary extravagance. The property has more executive suites than any other hotel in the country, meeting the needs of business travelers from around the globe as well as travelers visiting Osaka for its leisure attractions, dining and shopping options. The 233-square-meter Ritz-Carlton Suite, with two living rooms and stunning views, is a notable favorite among celebrities, while the Japanese Suite incorporates futons, tatami mats, sliding shoji screens and—the highlight of any stay—a Mikage stone Japanese-style bath. The hotel’s spa and fitness center reopened on March 1, 2019, after undergoing extensive renovations. A sanctuary within the city, the 90-minute hot stone massage is recommended, with warm volcanic stones used to exert pressure and soothe tired and aching muscles. The ideal way to end a hectic day.
The Ritz-Carlton Osaka has also built a reputation for fine dining, with restaurants including La Baie, specializing in French cuisine, and Hanagatami, an elegant restaurant that celebrates traditional Japanese cuisines—sushi, sumibiyaki, teppanyaki and tempura—overlooking a tranquil garden.