Yes, Maison de Horie is a very groovy designer apartment in the midst of Osaka's leading cafe/fashion culture. And, yes! It is very family friendly!
Those two words, "groovy" and "kid friendly" don't normally go well together, but they do at Maison de Horie. Having children changes our priorities in selecting restaurants, movies, holiday destinations and activities before/after the first child. Staying at Maison de Horie will allow you to go to a nice Italian restaurant for dinner and a nice urban cafe for a real cup of Cafe Latte, and even stay in a groovy designer apartment for the night.
About the Location:
Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, is actually a lot more fun and family/children friendly than one may expect from reading guide books about Japan. Universal Studio Japan, Kaiyukan (a world famous aquarium), zoos, parks, museums, and Osaka castle are all here for families to enjoy. Especially in Horie area, where the apartment is located, there are a number of parks and family friendly cafes and restaurants. Shinsaibashi(10 mins walk from the apartment) is also full of department stores(Daimaru & SOGO), Tokyu Hands, Loft, Opa, VIVRE, and tons of restaurants and cafes. Despite its very central location, Maison de Horie is tucked away on a little street where everything becomes quiet after 5:00pm.
Inside the Apartment:
It's a strategically planned out one bedroom apartment designed/furnished/managed by a leading residence/office designing studio in Osaka. All appliances are top of the range products imported mainly from Europe. There are a double bed in the main bedroom and two full size convertible beds, which can be set up in the living room. A baby crib is also available. High speed broadband is also available and included in the nightly rate. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, a gas stove, a full size fridge, a microwave, a toaster, etc etc, so you could have fun preparing meals with some local produces whenever you would like in your home away from home.
So, come to Osaka and stay with us at Maison de Horie! It will be a very urban, sophisticated, groovy yet kids friendly stay for you, for sure!