Thursday, July 20, 2017

Waqoo - Shitadera, Japanese Hotel to Stay in Osaka

Waqoo- Shitadera, Osaka was the newest Japanese hotel in town. Though I didn't have a chance to stay that long, I could honestly say that I absorbed the Japanese culture from the hotel in just one night. From the traditional food set (bento) to Shakyo and Shabutsu practice, it was such a good experience to get to know Japanese more by the activities offered. Want to have a few nights in the Japanese style bedroom? Here is the place you might want to consider before booking a flight to Osaka. 

If you remember that a few months ago, I participated in a Global Travel Blogger Summit in Japan, yet I came here again by myself. However, I was not alone at the hotel because I tagged along the man behind the Global Travel Blogger Summit, and his family. So, it was reminding me of the host family experience, like I had in New Zealand. Everyone was at the hotel, having a big dinner together, me trying to speak Japanese and eating all of the delicious food. What a night to remember! 

Basically, the food was OMG, it was delicious! The food set was served to every guest at the dining room. No rooftop, no wine, nor beer, it's all about Japanese night. I couldn't be happier because I LOVE the food so much that I can eat everyday. Besides, personally I think that Japanese food is healthy (not including those at the convenient store) But every restaurant I have been to served the food with high-quality ingredients. When you eat something fresh, you will instantly know that it's new and good, right? And that's how I felt while having dinner here. 

How do you like these images? Looks deli, right?! It even tasted better in reality. 

I got the Twin Room for a night, and the bed was very comfortable. If you follow my hotel section, you will see that I love doing the hotel review, because I love the interior decoration, as well as, the story behind the success of where I stay. Some might think that hotel is just the hotel, but for me, it is more than a night to stay. So, basically here at Waqoo - Shitadera, the room's equipped with everything. From the storage where I could put everything inside, to hair care products. 

What I loved about the room's that the socket, which I could plug my USB charger directly. It's very convenient, especially for the travelers who have to carry the electric converter everywhere. 

However, the highlight of the night was the activity after dinner. The guests of the hotel had to choose if they wanted to try Shakyo or Shabutsu. These are the Buddhist practices of copying Buddhist scriptures and images. 

It was a bit nerve-racking at the beginning, because I had never tried before. Plus, the room was very quite and mt hand was just keep shaking (lol) However, I felt very calm when I continued writing the calligraphy. I didn't know why, but it made me feel really in peace within myself. I would recommend you guys to try it. Because it is good for the soul I think...


  1. This looks like the loveliest place to stay!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
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  2. all your post about japan makes me want to go there asap.


  3. Your photos make me want to fly to Japan right now.

  4. I love Japan.
    I go back every year. I think I mentioned that I have been learning Japanese. When my Japanese gets better I would love to pack up and live there for 6 months. 6 months would be all I could afford I think.
    It is so great that you were able to travel and blog on such a wonderful adventure!
    And what a lovely time with the family of the guy that ran the blogger adventure!
    Set to Glow

  5. It looks really nice! Hope you enjoyed your stay!

  6. Great post!

    Have a happy weekend beauty.

  7. This looks so good, Japanese food at its best!!!

  8. What a great photos! looks so interesting and yummy

  9. Great post.

  10. gorgeous food, very yummy
    new outfit on my blog <<< adlib trend summer 2017 >>>
    have an happy day

  11. Oh gosh, I can't help but notice that girl is too adorable, hehe. But anyway, yess, I cannot wait for my trip to Japan next month. Although I'll be in Tokyo, I'm pretty sure the food will be similar (fresh and healthy) as they're basically sourced around the island. :) You look amazing in the robe they provided as well. the pace looks amazing and very accommodating too! I'll be staying in airbnb so I will have a taste of the local traditional culture ^^

    Simplee Nikkie
    I'd love to follow each other! :)

  12. i can not wait for my trip to Japan.thank you for know,the pictures look so nice.

  13. Awww gosh! it looks suuuuper tasty!

  14. Looks like a great spot, the food looks so delicious. Beautiful post!

    Meg | The Blog
    Instagram: MeghanSSilva

  15. Oh, now I want to have right now this food! Seems to be a cool place to stay!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  16. Wow the food looks incredible! I'd love to visit Japan at least once.

    Bella Pummarola

  17. I'm always impressed how japanese food looks so good looking!!!!

  18. I am glad you had a great time! :) Loved looking at the pictures ! <3 Thanks for sharing!

  19. I don’t know why, but everywhere I stayed in Japan just seemed so much cleaner than where I’ve stayed in other countries. They really do things properly there! The food definitely does look delicious! There’s honestly nothing that can compare to Japanese food IN Japan!

    TFM Life & Style blog

  20. Yummy that food looks so good