History of Bentencho “Benzaiten“
This area used to be called Ichiokashinden, one of the biggest rice fields that were built by wealthy citizens on the coast of Osaka. Yozaemon Ichioka moved to Osaka and opened the field in 1698.
However, this area was also a region that was heavily damaged by floods, as the embankments often collapsed and the fields were ruined by salt water.
Therefore, in order to calm the flood damage, they worshiped Benzaiten, the god of water. That is how we came to call this place “Benzaiten Town“.
Benzaiten was originally enshrined not only as a river god but also as a talent and financial god in Japan because the Chinese characters changed to 弁財天 (Benzaiten, 財 represents finance) when the Indian river god “Saraswati“ was introduced to Japan along with Buddhism.
Konjaku-So Bentencho Osaka Bay is an accommodation with the concept of Benzaiten (God of River).
With projection mapping, you can see fish swimming and enjoy the fireworks reflected on the surface of the water in the Hinoki bath.
The floor of the living room expresses the flow of the river with dry landscape garden.
Universal Studios originated in the United States, opened in Japan in 2001. It is a popular amusement park with restaurants and shows, that are themed on famous films such as Jaws, Back To The Future, and The Terminator.
It is one of the largest indoor hot spring theme parks in the Kansai region, which opened in 2019. While recreating the streets of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, the facility has 7 types of hot springs, footbaths, another 7 types of ganbanyoku; bedrock bathing, the largest relaxation space in Japan, an izakaya, sake tasting, and restaurants.
Guest Capacity: 10/Room Size: 80m2
4 bedrooms/living room & kitchen
2 toilets/2 bathrooms (semi-open-air bath, showerbooth)
Makeup Remover/Cleansing foam/Toner/Emulsion/toothbrush
cotton/Swab/A razor/Shower cap/brush
3-5-6, Ichiokamotomachi, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, 552-0002
2 min walk from Bentencho Station, Chuo Line, Osaka Metro
4 min walk from Bentencho Station, JR Osaka Loop Line