Sheraton Miyako Hotel – Osaka, Japan * or similar

Set above Kintetsu Station and connected to a department store, this Tennoji-area hotel is 50 meters (50 yards) from a metro station and 1 km (less than a mile) from Shitenno-ji, one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples.

The hotel’s top-floor restaurant serves up panoramic city views and buffets of up to 130 items for lunch, dinner, and dessert; 10 other restaurants and lounges are located throughout the hotel.

Each of the 579 guestrooms is outfitted with cable TV, plus traditional touches such as deep soaking tubs, slippers, and complimentary green tea.

Check In Time:      03:00pm
Check Out Time:   12:00pm
Website: www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/