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Manila
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived rather late in the evening after our flight was unexpectedly delayed. However, the staff were there to take care of us and get us settled quickly. The grounds are lovely, as our kids really loved the garden. The breakfast was quite outstanding. On our departure, no taxis were available, so the staff kindly gave us a lift to...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I all love the B&B, host is very nice, provide us patient and considerate service. Except for the location is a little far away from the subway, everything else is so beautiful.^_^ then if you don't mind walking 10-15 minutes, it is recommended that you have to choose this attempt. it is very quiet, like a graceful...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only one night but really enjoyed our visit. The place is gorgeous and the staff are friendly and attentive. We stayed at the tea room which is spacious and beautiful. We would recommend this place if you are in Osaka

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is absolutely stunning and all the staffs are very friendly and attentive. We asked for two Champagne flutes and those were ready for us without a further request. Very clean and beautiful place, and we will be back to Osaka just to stay here!

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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A very simple yet elegant appeal with a beautiful garden to wake up in. Spacious rooms and accommodating hosts. The perfect mixture of being in a small hotel and being at home. Beautiful, historic garden, maintained to a beautiful degree. Options for a Japanese breakfast vs continental breakfast were nice options - the Japanese breakfast is a great way for...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed at Carpe Diem for five nights during our recent trip to Japan. We stayed in the tea room which was a really decent size for us both, we had a great view of the stunning garden. The host Alex and all the staff were just great and we felt like part of the family during our stay. We...

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Jiangsu, China
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A very pleasant experience to live japanese house.with a beautiful garden .Alex waited outside of the door for a longtime because we arrived late. when we left he also drive us to the near subway station.very Intimate!

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is the quintessential Japanese house, with rooms arranged around the garden. I love being able to slide the door to gaze at the view, and they also have some Yayoi Kusama sculptures scattered throughout - she's a good friend of one of the owners, who works in publishing. The breakfast was okay – we had the freedom to do whatever...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Really loved the place. We had the superior tea room which had a sleeping area, sitting area, shower and toilet. Sleeping on the mats on futons with a great view on the perfect Japanese garden. A real Japan experience! Breakfast in either Western and Japanese style. We loved the Japanese breakfast. The people are very friendly and helpful and take...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Just stay there if you're in Osaka, its awesome. Great place, traditional Japanese style accomm run by friendly staff, not expensive and only a few people can stay there at a time. Also, its not a hotel... the same boring room you stay in everywhere you go.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carpe Diem (ima wo ikiyo, Seize the days) is located at the heart of the city, but still manages to stay as a calm and relaxing place. While in Osaka, Carpe Diem offers you a Japanese-style residence that has maintained the rich history of older homes. We also offer activities and classes including Japanese calligraphy, Kimono wearing-"Kitsuke", Soba buckwheat noodle making, Mizuhiki-knot workshop, Japanese home-cooking and Tea ceremony. Inquire us for more details. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carpe Diem

Address: 3-2-14 Nakahama, Osaka 536-0024, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Number of rooms: 4
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“Book as far in advance as you can and ask for the Tea Rooms for the best garden view.”
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“Loft room is fantastic, but does have a steep stair-climb to the upper floor bedroom.”
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“We had the amazing loft room with the old style bathtub. The WiFi signal was pretty poor in this room but everything else about it was exceptional.”
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