The Kaneyoshi Ryokan was the first ryokan experience we had ever had and I wouldn't have it any other way. The guest room we stayed in had a very traditional feel to it, but with some modern amenities. The room itself had tatami mats, a traditional table, TV, A/C, and a separate sitting room. In the sitting room there was two chairs, a table, and a small refrigerator. The sitting room also had a fantastic view of the canal. There was a private bathroom for our room with a modern shower, toilet, and sink. Kaneyoshi also has a public bath available for use. Pros: one of the best aspects of this ryokan is its location. It is one street over from Dontombori, and has a 7-Eleven extremely close. The owner and staff is very friendly and helpful, and provided fresh water, tea, and snacks every day in our room. Cons: Since it is so close to a lot of attractions and the busy night life, we could hear people singing karaoke very late into the night (one night 4 AM). The noise didn't bother me, but my wife is a light sleeper and with the jet lag had a difficult time sleeping the first night. Fortunately we were able to play some music/white noise on my iPad and it helped. The futons were comfortable, but we found the pillows very hard and uncomfortable. Another aspect of the Kaneyoshi that could be a con to some patrons is the 1 AM curfew. You have to give your key to the front desk every time you leave, and have to be back to the ryokan before curfew. Overall: With a reasonable price, fantastic location, and comfortable room we would recommend this room to anyone and plan on staying again when we visit Osaka!
Stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan, Namba Dotombori, Osaka.