Hotel Review – Marriott Osaka Miyako in Osaka, Japan
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Hotel Review – Marriott Osaka Miyako in Osaka, Japan

corner room #4723, Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel, Osaka, Japan

Happy Halloween from the Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel, Osaka, JapanDuring our early-October visit to Japan, we spent six nights at the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel using Marriott Rewards points. (The hotel, similar to every retail establishment in Osaka it seemed, was promoting Halloween.)

The Abeno Harukas -- in Osaka, Japan. Photo by Oilstreet.

The Abeno Harukas — in Osaka, Japan. Photo by Oilstreet.

Located in the Tennoji /Abeno area of Osaka, this hotel is easy to spot from the distance as it is located on the 38th to 57th floors of the “Abena Harukas” — the tallest high-rise building complex in all of Japan.

Getting to the Hotel

We took the Kansai Airport Express HARUKA train from the Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) directly to with Tennoji Station.

The ride took about 35 minutes and the Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel was right across the street from where we exited the train station.

Even though it’s close by, it was confusing trying finding the hotel from the Tennoji JR station. A local helped us and we followed the signs. The key is finding the bank of small elevators (near the entrance to the Harukas department store) that transport you up to the 19th floor reception.

elevators to Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel, Osaka, JapanMost of these elevators are used for access to the Harukas 300 observation deck which may have a long line. The first two elevators, however, are dedicated to the Marriott hotel.


Checking in on the 19th floor at the Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel was fast and almost overwhelming (in a good way). We were greeted at the elevator and our bags politely taken. We could have gone to the concierge lounge to check-in but the front desk had no line so we just headed there.

Check-in was painless, with the longest portion of the process being dedicated to reviewing everything in the welcome kit — Kintetsu store discounts, observation deck tickets, etc.

Platinum status welcome gift, Marriott Osaka Miyako hotel, JapanWe chose the beers and the cheese/cracker snack as our Platinum-status welcome gift.

This was delivered to our room shortly after our arrival. (It was unseasonably hot in Osaka during our visit, so a couple of ice cold Asahi “Dry” beers really hit the spot).

Hotel Room

We were assigned Room #4723, a corner room. (We used extra Marriott Rewards points to book a corner room, and we were very happy with our decision.)

corner room #4723, Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel, Osaka, JapanThe room was one of the nicest non-suite rooms we have experienced at a Marriott. Room #4723 features a large living /working area, a terrific bath/shower/toilet, and floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible views day or night. Take our photo tour of Room #4723 here for an in-depth view.

Concierge Lounge

The Executive Club Lounge — located on the 38th floor — was a highlight of our stay at the Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel.

Executive Club Lounge, Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel, JapanThe high-ceiling lounge is a beautiful space. By the second day the staff called us by name.

Club Lounge hours, Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel, JapanThe Executive Club Lounge was open from 6 am to 12 midnight, and served breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails with food, following by bar service with complimentary beer, wine and cocktails until 9:30 pm each evening.

Club Lounge eggs with soy sauce, Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel, JapanThe breakfast selection was diverse with western and Japanese options. I learned to appreciate my normal “over easy” eggs served with a side of soy sauce.

During the 5:30 to 7:30 pm evening cocktail time, the lounge offered  a carving station and a considerable selection of dishes as well as complimentary cocktails. We found it a perfect stop before heading out for dinner each night.

Club Lounge staff with the Jones, Marriott Osaka Miyaka hotel, JapanThe staff were always friendly and helpful. On the flight home we discussed the highlights of our Osaka trip and the amazing level of hospitality of the Concierge staff topped out list.

Overall Impressions

The Marriott Osaka Miyako Hotel exceeded our high expectations and we would return here without hesitation.

We found the hotel staff  offered gracious and polished hospitality.  The Executive Club Lounge was a relaxing, welcoming space with a stellar staff. Our corner room offered fantastic views and terrific amenities.

Finally, we found the hotel’s location ideal for exploring Osaka as well as for making day trips to Nara and Kyoto. We had easy access to the subway,  the JR trains, and the express train to Kansai International Airport.

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