Guesthouse NekoNeko is such a fabulous and welcoming place. I absolutely loved staying here. I had no idea what to expect after I booked - the place was close to where my family lives and the previous reviews were good, so it seemed like a good option. Wow! It was so much more than this. From the moment I arrived the owners welcomed me into their house (it's a guesthouse NOT a hotel), which has its own personality and beautiful, older-style Japanese characteristics. My room on the ground floor was spacious, quiet, private and super comfortable; I had work to do while I was staying there and the desk in my room was a perfect addition. The bathrooms and kitchen were spotless and fully equipped and having access to a bike was an added bonus. If you're not using a bicycle, it's only a 7-10 minute walk from Mikuni Station, which is a quick, 3-stop trip from Umeda. The suburb of Shonai, with it's markets and laneways is the next stop up, and fun to explore, and a large supermarket is also about a 10-minute walk away. So, convenience-wise, I was able to get around easily, but the guesthouse's location, by one of Osaka's city waterways and next door to a park, means that it is also uncrowded and a very peaceful place to stay I definitely recommend Guesthouse NekoNeko to fellow adventurers.