5.32km from McSYL Tatsumi HospitalHaving lived in Japan for 5 years and stayed in a number of ryokan and minshuku throughout the country, I knew that this wouldn't be the same experience. For those looking to dip their toe into Japanese culture, Fushioukaku is fine. The cost is pretty reasonable but frankly, the downsides are numerous. As many other reviews have stated, the building is very old and frankly, simply ugly. Looks like an old Soviet style building. Think: lots of drab concrete, parking garage features prominently and block architecture. If you are expecting a tranquil wooden-framed Japanese building, this isn't it. The rooms are "typical, Japanese style" meaning, rectangular, tatami-mats with a large balcony. Ours had a decent ofuro (Japanese bath) on the balcony which was enjoyed by all. However, there is not much view from the bath - either back into the room or of the nearby road (and hillside.) Regretfully, the food was mediocre. One of the highlights of staying in a Ryokan is the local delicacies, crafted with care and typically served in ones room. In this case, the food was so-so and served in the restaurant. (I believe depending on the package, one can get food in the room and possibly also higher quality.) We had the standard and it wasn't memorable at all. That said, the restaurant seemed to offer a la carte dishes that looked better. The "onsen" is really akin to a public bath house in Japan (if one has ever been.) The facilities are spartan and the indoor section mustard-yellow tile. The outdoor pools are a bit nicer, though small, and the surrounding landscaping is refined and peaceful. There is a decent view of the hillside. The staff were cordial enough but not the most gracious. I expect that it is a demanding job given they deal with numerous nationalities as a matter of course every day. IMPORTANT: The hotel is located quite far from central Osaka and also VERY distance from the (new) Kansai Airport. It takes at least 90 minutes and several trains, etc. to get to the hotel from KIX Airport. We took a taxi ... for US$250 one way. The hotel IS relatively near to the old Osaka Airport. If you are a family, have luggage and are not familiar with Japanese or the transport network ... I wouldn't recommend staying here. If you are a young, adventurous couple with small backpacks and plenty of time, go for it. POSITIVES: The breakfast. It was simply fantastic. Wide variety, some local specialities and endless supply. We extended our departure time just so to enjoy the breakfast on our last morning. Close to the CupNoodles Museum. The inventor of Cup Noodles - the Taiwanese-born Momfuku Ando - lived in Ikeda/Itami-shi where the hotel is located. The museum is well worth a visit. Plan to stay for a few hours ESPECIALLY if you book to make noodles yourself. This can be done online and should be booked MONTHS in advance. None the less, the museum is a great stop. Easy to walk from after drop off from the hotel shuttle bus.