The Ritz-Carlton Osaka
What it is
An ultra-luxe retreat inspired by Georgian-era British estates with a Michelin-starred restaurant, spa with La Prairie treatments, and a museum-worthy art collection.
What it isn't
Just for grown-ups. The Ritz Kids program is tailor-made to dote on little ones, from the kids food menu to children’s PJs, robes and even slippers.
What we think
There are some 450 paintings—mostly from 18th century and 19th century Europe—hung on the walls of the hallways at the Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, which tells you something about the hotel’s artful approach to life. Every detail has been carefully curated to maximize guest comfort. Even the most basic room here is anything but; the Superior guest rooms are a whopping 460 square feet and fitted with tufted headboards, Egyptian cotton linens, Asprey toiletries, Nespresso machines, rain showers and tubs in the Italian marble-lined bathrooms, and a prime panorama over the surrounding cityscape from their high floors (anywhere from floors 24 to 37). For those traveling en famille, we love the 689 square foot Junior Suites for their sitting areas. The Japanese Suite, too, is a showstopper—with Hinoki timber walls, tatami mats and two bedrooms made private by Shoji screens, it feels like a ryokan (inn) that’s been transported to the 25th floor.
You're here because
The bilingual staffers have planned an exquisite medley of activities for guests, whether you want to go on a photography tour of the neon district or explore the Osaka Central Fish Market at daybreak with the chef himself.
Francophiles flock from across the globe to dine at La Baie, which garnered a Michelin star…and no wonder, you think, curled up in your banquette by the fire. One blissful bite of roasted wagyu with coffee butter and you’re in another galaxy altogether.
Restaurants & Bars
- La Baie - Contemporary and Traditional French delicacies
- Hanagatami - Seasonal Japanese cuisine
- Xiang Tao - Traditional Chinese cuisine
- Splendido - Casual Italian cuisine
- The Bar - Cocktails and single malts with live music
- The Lobby Lounge - Traditional Afternoon Tea
The buzzing Kita Ward district of Osaka, a 15 minute walk from the Kuchu Teien Observatory—where you can ride a see-through elevator to take in 360 degree views of the region from the 40th floor rooftop observatory.