Japan’s train system is super smart, speedy and efficient, no wonder it’s gained a cult following. Rail fans now have something new to geek out to, as this hotel in Osaka has outfitted a suite with elaborate train paraphernalia including a driving simulator.
Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka is conveniently located next to Nankai Electric Railway's Namba Station. The hotel has converted one of its guest rooms into an all-encompassing train-themed suite. The sumptuous 77sqm suite is now the largest accommodation in the service residence, containing a living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as cooking amenities.
To make the room look even more ‘rail’, actual seats from Nankai's Southern Limited Express train are used as furniture in the living room while train paraphernalia are displayed in the bedrooms. One of them in particular even features the same wallpaper as Nankai's Rapi:t airport express train – plus, there’s a train simulator which you can play on.
The other bedroom, while slightly pared down, offers glass walls overlooking the surrounding area and a table from the airport express train. Nevertheless, the entire suite is studded with details celebrating the joys of train travel, from the Nankai Railway tableware and train-related books and DVDs to authentic rail car plates and other decorative items.
An overnight stay in this train suite starts from ¥39,000. But you’ll be glad to know that Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka is eligible for the Go to Travel campaign, meaning you’ll save 35 percent on the room rate. For bookings, click here.