Right on Midosuji, a grand, tree-lined boulevard that’s regarded as the local answer to the Champs-Élysées, is one of the city’s grandest hotels: the St. Regis Osaka. In typical St. Regis style it’s got a pronounced European vibe, and the style is a bit on the traditional side, though more timeless than retro. Comforts, naturally, are top-shelf, from the black marble bathrooms and walk-in closets in the guest rooms to the Sothys spa. Restaurants and bars include the Northern Italian La Veduta, a Parisian bistro called Rue d’Or, and a highly regarded teppanyaki restaurant called Wajo, as well as a classic cocktail bar and a boulangerie.
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