Say hello to Kiyomi from California! She`s our live in staff here at Senba. She also our weekly party planner. Every saturday Kiyomi hosts a themed party here at Senba! Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki or sushi making are just to name some of the parties shes hosted. Make sure to join us every saturday is your in town! Only 500 yen with a drink to get in! guests or not, all are welcome!
Besides being located close to downtown Osaka, Senba Hostel is conviently located near anything one would need for a more comfortable stay.
3 minute walk to two subway stations that can take you to the one of many popular sites in Osaka.
3 convenience stores (2 7/11`s and 1 Family mart) located 3 minutes from the hostel. Japanese convenience stores in Japan are renowned for being just that; convenient. Large variety of foods, drinks, alcohol, paying bills, buying event tickets, picking up your airplane tickets and much more; they do it all.
If you are staying with us for a long time or your missing the foods of your country , 2 supermarkets are located just minutes from Senba as well! Kohyo and Life supermarkets have anything you need to make delicious meal of your choosing.
Outlet shops, restaurants, banks, post offices, fast food, bars, clubs are all in walking distance of Senba Hostel. Or hop on one of our bicycles and get where you are going quicker!
Some sad news from Senba! One of our staff left the Senba Hostel team last month:( Yuka went back to her home town in Mie prefecture. We loved having you here Yuka, and we miss you! Hope to see you in Osaka sometime soon!
For those who dont know, Mie prefecture is located in the Kansai region and is a couple of hours east of Osaka. A great place to visit, most notable place has to to be Japan’s holiest and most important sites, Ise Shrine. Some other notable places to visit are Nagashima Spa Land , Suzuka Circuit, Iga-Ueno (Birthplace of the ninja and home to the Iga Ninja Museum) Sakakibara Onsen(considered to be the 3rd best onsen in Japan) just to name a few. If you are travelling through the Kansai region, Mie should not be missed!
We will come to see you in Mie soon Yuka! Take care!<3
Its summer and that means festivals in Japan! July and August are months which host plenty of festivals around Japan, and some of the biggest and best are in Osaka. Filled with rich culture, food and fireworks, if you are in Japan duting this time, you have to chance to experience some of these amazing festivals.
The Tenjin Matsuri. One of the biggest and most famous in Japan.
“festival of the gods”
Heisei OSAKA Legend of the Milky Way
July 7 is the official day of tanabata festivals, when celebrations of a mythical tale of star-crossed lovers take place all over Japan.
The Tenmabashi and Nakanoshima areas of Osaka are commemorating the event by displaying their version of the Milky Way, the astrological symbol of the lovers separation, in the glistening waters of the Okawa River. Lit up by 50,000 gently bobbing LED light balls (aptly named Prayer Stars)
Lots of great people come through and stay at Senba hostel, guests and staff. One of the great aspects of Senba Hostel are the social activities and events that we plan with our guests. If you come to Senba Hostel, you can have the chance to experience and take part in some these activities and events! Make new friends, explore the city on bicycle, and make memories and relationships that will last forever:) Hope to see you here soon!
Summer is here! and the heat is brutal! Some days even hitting 38 degrees celcius with the humidity😱
Here at Senba Hostel, we’re trying to stay cool, so we had a “kakigori” stand in front! Kakigori means shaved ice or similar to a snow cone. A very popular treat in Japan during the summer. This one in particular had condensed milk mixed into it, so it gave it an ice cream look and taste to it. If you stay at Senba Hostel, you might have the chance to try this refreshing treat. Yum!