The DNA: Set in a 1970s shopping mall in Osaka, SEKAI HOTEL Fuse is a hip, hyper local ho(s)tel that fronts Fuse Station, a local community roughly ten minutes by train from the center of Osaka, Japan’s second largest city. Such shopping districts comprise streets that are lined with a wide variety of shops. They grew in number throughout Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s, becoming the face of each region as the best places to shop. They played vital roles in energizing their communities, hosting festivals and contributing to the community at large as hubs of activity. For Fuse in particular, there were rows of greengrocers, fruit sellers, Takoyaki (octopus dumplings) shops, stalls with freshly fried croquettes, and butchers, some of which have histories that extend back more than a century.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 5 dormitory, individual and family rooms (6-50m2) (65-538 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed