4.02km from Amagasaki SupotsunomoriMy daughter wanted to visit Universal Studio, so the whole point of the weekend was to do that one thing. This hotel came up as recommended so I decided to book it; the rate was great, it was off-season (first week of February) and it was across the street from Amagasaki Station. What a little gem! The rooms are small (singles are big enough for only one person) so I booked two, the combined price being less expensive than most double rooms around Grand Osaka. Super clean, in great condition, with typical amenities like teapot, mini-fridge, TV and toiletries. The staff here doesn't speak English well, so make use of your phrasebook if you don't speak Japanese. There are public baths (male and female) in the lobby, a smoking room (indoors, which is rare for a boutique hotel), and a breakfast buffet restaurant. They also have a car park out back, and laundry machines. Housekeeping uses those machines in the morning but they're otherwise available, which I found out when they offered to finish my laundry for me so they could also do their work :P There's a convenience store about a block away, which is always a plus, and a couple of good restaurants on the same street. When I left my mobile phone in a taxi coming back from Hanshin Department Store, which isn't that far away by bus or train, the driver took the phone to the police kiosk and notified Y's Hotel's front desk that one of their guests had forgotten something. A very nice clerk called the box to ask about my phone, then walked me to the location so I could retrieve it (about a block and a half away). I'd call that awesome service. It's not as close to Universal Studio as I thought, but getting back and forth from there was easy. I'd stay here again on a personal trip. Amagasaki is a lovely little extension of Osaka with age-old businesses mixed with new high-rises. Pretty laid back even by Osaka standards. I'm sure I could find larger rooms or better amenities nearby, but it's the staff that impressed me most, I fell in love with them!