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Perfect for Anniversary and Birthday Celebrations! 5 Recommended Hotels and Accommodations in Kansai!

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On special occasions like wedding anniversaries or birthdays, it’s always nice to spend time with your loved ones in a different setting than usual. So, this time, we’ll introduce 5 hotels and accommodations in the Kansai area that are perfect for celebrating special occasions.

* The budget mentioned for each is the lowest price when booking one room for two people for one night (as of September 2023).

1. CONTEXTED (Osaka)

CONTEXTED, which we operate, is located in Teradacho, a neighborhood with a nostalgic streetscape where one out of every five houses is a traditional townhouse. CONTEXTED Osaka is the result of a full renovation of one of these traditional townhouses built about 100 years ago, creating an artistic whole-house rental accommodation.

It consists of three independent townhouses, “宙 SORA,” “天 TEN,” and “玄 GEN,” each accommodating up to 7-8 people. If you book all three townhouses, you can accommodate up to 23 people, making it perfect for multiple families.

Within walking distance, you’ll find shopping streets and public baths, and with a slightly longer walk, you can explore attractions like Tennoji Zoo, Tsutenkaku Tower, Eastern Central Wholesale Market, and Osaka Ikuno Koreatown. Simply strolling around the area can be a delightful experience.

Basic Information
Budget: From 17,000 yen per room per night
Address: 1-6-3 Ikuno Higashi, Ikuno-ku, Osaka, 544-0025, Japan
Access: Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Osaka Loop Line Teradacho Station
Official Website: https://contexted.osaka.jp/

2. MUNI KYOTO by 温故知新 (Kyoto)

Anniversary Hotel in Kansai

“MUNI KYOTO by 温故知新” is located in the renowned tourist area of Arashiyama in Kyoto. Situated right by Togetsukyo Bridge, it offers breathtaking views of the Katsura River and the beautiful Arashiyama scenery.

The property has 21 luxury rooms, all designed as suites. You can enjoy the grandeur of Arashiyama’s nature from the glass-walled bathrooms and terraces in each room.

Within the hotel, you’ll find two restaurants founded by the French master Alain Ducasse, serving luxurious French cuisine made with Kyoto’s finest ingredients. The chic interior and art-like dishes make it perfect for an anniversary dinner. Additionally, the hotel has an attached spa, “Spa by sisley,” where you can unwind and relax after a long day.

Basic Information
Budget: From 136,180 yen per room per night
Address: 3 Sagatenryuji-Maenoboricho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan
Access: Approximately 12 minutes on foot from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, approximately 11 minutes on foot from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station, approximately 4 minutes on foot from Randen Arashiyama Station (Keifuku Electric Railroad)
Official Website: https://muni-kyoto.com/

3. ふふ奈良 (Nara)

Anniversary Hotel in Kansai

“ふふ奈良” is a resort hotel designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It features all-suite rooms, each equipped with a different open-air hot spring bath filled with natural hot spring water.

Within the hotel, you’ll find “BAR 蓮,” where you can enjoy cocktails and drinks with a hint of spice, a souvenir shop where you can purchase organic amenities and aroma oils used in the hotel, “日本料理 滴翠” where you can savor exceptional cuisine while gazing at the garden, and “Spa by sisley,” a spa chain known for its luxury offerings worldwide. You can experience top-notch hospitality throughout.

The hotel is located near the Kasugayama Primeval Forest, a registered UNESCO World Heritage site. You can take peaceful walks on nature-rich trails or visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine. It’s a perfect choice for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate their special day in the midst of nature.

Basic Information
Budget: From 112,800 yen per room per night
Address: 1184-1 Takahatacho, Nara, 630-8301, Japan
Access: Approximately 5 minutes by car from Kintetsu Nara Line Kintetsu Nara Station, approximately 10 minutes by car from JR Nara Station (all lines)
Official Website: https://www.fufunara.jp/

4. Grand Chariot Hokuto Shichisei 135° (Hyogo)

Anniversary Hotel in Kansai

Grand Chariot Hokuto Shichisei 135° is a luxury villa located within the Awaji Island Park, which is also home to the anime park “Nijigen no Mori” in Hyogo Prefecture.

All the rooms are individual cottage-style accommodations referred to as “Cocoon,” designed to resemble a cocoon. The exteriors feature beautiful rounded shapes that seem to belong in a fairytale world.

The interiors have a natural ambiance with a predominance of white and wood materials. With high ceilings, approximately 5 meters in height, and skylights, you’ll enjoy a sense of openness. Each room comes with a cypress wood bath for a relaxing bathing experience. There are also rooms like “Slime’s Cocoon,” “NARUTO Room,” “Crayon Shin-chan Room,” and accommodations where you can stay with your beloved dog.

For dinner, you can savor dishes made with Awaji Island’s specialties such as Awaji beef, sea urchin, and red snapper. On clear nights, you can even enjoy the beautiful starry sky above, adding to the charm of your special celebration.

Basic Information
Budget: From 93,800 yen per room per night
Address: 2425-2 Anime Park Nijigen no Mori, Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo 656-2301, Japan
Access: Approximately 3 minutes by car from the Awaji Interchange (IC) + about 5 minutes by shuttle car
Official Website: https://awaji-grandchariot.com/

5. Umitsubaki Hayama (Wakayama)

Anniversary Hotel in Kansai

Umitsubaki Hayama is a small inn with only six rooms, situated along the beautiful coastline of Minamikishu, known as “Nanki,” designed by architect Yoshiji Takehara. In 2000, it received the Good Design Award in the Architecture and Environment Design category.

The guest rooms make extensive use of tatami mats and wood, creating a chic and traditional Japanese atmosphere. All rooms face the ocean, allowing you to have the breathtaking view of the sky and sea through large windows. Meals are centered around locally sourced fresh fish and vegetables and are served in the privacy of your room.

While there are no private baths in each room, the shared bathing area offers the ultimate location to enjoy the view of the ocean. It feels as though you are connected directly to the sea.

Basic Information
Budget: From 55,300 yen per room per night
Address: 1063-20 Tsubaki, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama 649-2326, Japan
Access: Approximately 20 minutes by car from JR Kisei Main Line Shirahama Station
Official Website: https://umitubakihayama.com/


The hotels and accommodations we’ve introduced this time are all surrounded by abundant natural beauty, offering a chance to escape from your daily routine. With stunning views, delicious cuisine, and soothing hot springs, why not enjoy a leisurely stay on your special day?

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