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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Carpe Diem was a beautiful ryokan in Osaka where are only few ryokans. Garden was wonderful. My room with floor mats was nice. Breakfast was served in a nice tea room with japanese and western breakfast choices. The ryokan was at walking distance to 2 different subway station.
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We stayed five days at this Ryokan and totally enjoyed the experience. The Tea Room is large & comfortable, so is the Sakura Room. Chris & Alex our hosts are the friendliest of brothers. The English speaking staffs are friendly too. I highly recommend this accommodation for
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We had a wonderful stay here, it was the first stop on our Japan trip and loved the style of the guesthouse, the rooms are spacious, clean and well designed. The beds were so comfy! The staff were really kind and helpful and lent us a couple of bikes to go exploring the park.
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Although due to change of itinerary we had to cancel our booking at Carpe Diem, the prompt, easy and friendly communication between Alex and I was impressive. I'll for sure try to book it again with them next time when I come to Osaka!
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Carpe diem is hard to find and in an area not so many tourists around. We like to be more blended into local so picked this place. The place itself is the best you can expect. The hosts Alex and Chris are very nice as well. Young but run this hiddrn bnb in a professional way.
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Hi!! You could check on their website. I wanted to post the link for their website Tripadvisor is prohibiting me to post it. I'm sorry It's not the typical way of reserving a room like in travel websites (e.g Orbits, expedia etc..). You have to message the owner to book your desired room. If it's not for our time differences (I live in L.A), I think they respond quite timely. If you want to participate in their activities, you also want to let them know in advance. Enjoy!!
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hi, could you forward me their contact info? thank you in advance.
As far as I know, They only accept email reservation. You can go to their website to find out more info. Google "Carpe Diem Osaka" n you will find their web.
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Do you have availability for 5 to 10 October for 4 people?
You can email them?
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How do I contact them for rates and booking
You may go to their website and email Misa directly. She answered me in 1 day.
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"Book as far in advance as you can and ask for the Tea Rooms for the best garden view."
"The loft is very cosy and modern"
"During spring it can be too cold in the big ryokan. You may prefer the room upstairs."
"Loft room is fantastic, but does have a steep stair-climb to the upper floor bedroom."
"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."
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsaka
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