By Erika Arceo
Make it happen: that’s the phrase that The Royal Park Canvas - Osaka Kitahama hotel wants you to keep in mind during your stay. Located in the heart of Osaka, along a river intersection near the historical Lion Bridge, the hotel creates an experience combining lifestyle, art, and a chic interior. Stay at this inspirational and comfortable space in a major travel hub; Osaka has easy access to Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, and more!
Of course, with all that Canvas has to offer you might not want to leave the hotel. Canvas’s rooms are built for comfort and style. “Fun, Local, Connect” is the theme of the connected event stage and lounge. With live events, like concerts and demonstrations, happening weekly at the hi-tech event stage you’ll be entertained in the modern lounge. Enjoy self-brew drip coffee—choose from Ethiopian, Colombian, or Brazilian beans or blend your own—while using the free Wi-Fi and abundant outlets available for electronics.
Let the friendly, smiling staff guide you to the free gym, meeting room, or get rid of your tired, stiff muscles with the cutting-edge AR (augmented reality) COCOAR2 app. World Yoga Champion, Yukari Miwa, guides you through various poses—from beginner to advanced—in a private and personal lesson. Even try poses while sitting or lying down in bed. Record yourself on your phone screen as you pose next to Yukari and take the lessons home with you.
Watch your step around the hotel. Visitors will be able to see and interact with three unique robots: RoBoHoN, Pepper, and Whiz. RoBoHoN waits at the front desk to greet guests while Pepper provides digital signage, short videos, games, and interactive experiences. Whiz, AI vacuum, is a DX (digital transformation) brand; with Whiz just being released in May 2019 you’ll see some of the latest technology from SoftBank. And don’t worry if you run into Whiz in the hallways, its AI allows it to go around guests with ease.
You might also be wondering what’s with all the lions around Canvas. Well, staff can tell you that it’s no secret; the hotel sits next to Naniwa Bridge, also known as Lion Bridge. Two fierce lion statues are well known, named Ah (mouth open) and Un (mouth closed). Standing since the Edo period, when the bridge was made of wood, the bridge is a popular spot to watch summer fireworks. Lions likewise adorn Canvas. Perhaps you’ll even see the elusive lounge ceiling lion—if you stand at the right angle.
Canvas presents a variety of rooms catering to the traveling millennial on vacation. The rooms are designed with comfort in mind and a transformed classic interior the rooms provide a space for guests to relax and refresh. Freshen up in the colorful-tile shower rooms or spacious bathtubs; then fall into dreams on the comfortable mattresses. The whole rest experience at Canvas is sure to get you ready for the next day.
In the morning, let toast be your canvas. Try their salad toast, for example, Caesar salad, tuna, and potato, chicken and avocado on toast, or even good old bacon and eggs. Whatever you choose this breakfast is sure to leave you satisfied for only 1,200 yen.
Let The Royal Park Canvas hotel in bustling Osaka Kitahama be the canvas you need to create your own lifestyle experience and adventure.
Access The Royal Park Canvas - Osaka Kitahama from Kitahama Station on the Keihan Main Line or Sakaisuji Line. Use Exit #3 and you're at the hotel door.
Alternatively, enjoy a short 8-minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station on the Midosuji Subway Line or Keihan Main Line. From Exit #8 head east, after six blocks turn left and The Royal Park Canvas - Osaka Kitahama will be across the street on the right.
The hotel has ramp access and its spaces and elevators are spacious enough for strollers or wheelchairs.
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