Through the Pine Trees
Painting by Keisuke Hayashi.
This is a painting inspired by the work of Itou Jakuchuu, a renowned Japanese painter from the mid-Edo period. Despite having no direct relation to Itou, Hayashi’s quiet yet strong painting conjures elements of Jakuchuu’s work. Hayashi became involved with Cocoroom’s Guesthouse, Garden and Café in 2004, where his work can be found in the walls of bathrooms. We then requested his work for Matsunoki. In his painting, animals and plants move with life as if they are emerging from the pine trees of a traveler’s dreams.
For the local life,
do-it-yourself travelers.

A comfortable stay for one group.
For travelers with kids or friends.

At the end of the Doubutsuen-mae shopping arcade, “Matsunoki” is immersed in a nostalgic Showa period atmosphere. We transformed a traditional house, which used to also be a blowfish restaurant, into a guesthouse for one group of people.There is a kitchen, fridge and washing machine in the house. So you can continue your normal lifestyle. Matsunoki would be good for people with kids or a group of people.

You will be welcome to relax and play in the garden, have meals and participate in workshops all at Cocoroom.

The Accommodation Fee
1-2 Person
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
Stay from at least two nights and three days.
Sharing the futon with one child under 12 years of age is free, from the second child on there is a ¥2000 charge for each extra child.


Washing Machine
Kitchen (Dishes, IH cooking heater, Microwave, Electric Kettle, Toaster)
Bath Towels
Hair Dryer
Shampoo, Body Soap
Guide Map
No pajamas, TV, telephone at Matsunoki.
Can I pay by credit cards?
Yes. VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, and UnionPay are available.
What happens if I cancel my reservation?
In case of cancellation on the expected arrival date or in case of no-show, the whole stay will be charged. In case of cancellation with less than 3 days prior to the expected arrival date 50% of the whole stay will be charged.
Can I smoke tobacco?
No smoking in the building.
Can I leave luggage before check-in and after check-out?
Yes. We can keep your luggage on the day of check-in and check-out at the guesthouse Cocoroom (no charge). Luggage storage after the day of your check-out will be charged extra fee (\500 per person). Please let us know.
I have disability. Can I stay at your guesthouse?
We try our best to accommodate those who need special support. Please contact us about handicapped-accessibility.
Can I stay with my pet?
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or〜21:00)

Check In

Check In 15:00-21:00
Check Out -11:00

How to check in

Please drop by Cocoroom and get the key of Matsunoki. Walk through the shopping street and get to Matsunoki. The Cocoroom staff will guide you there.
We can keep your luggage at Cocoroom before the check in time.
In case you want to check in later than the check-in time please let us know in advance
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or 06-6636-1612(9:00〜21:00)


13 minutes walk from JR/Nankai line “Shin-Imamiya” station
8 minutes walk from Midosuji/Sakaisuji subway line “Dobutsuen-mae” station
Matsunoki 1-6-4 Tengachayakita, Nishinari-ku, Osaka-shi 557-0003

Neighborhood Information

Kamagasaki is full of fascinating places.
Come here for experiences that you cannot find anywhere else.

1.Ask Cocoroom’s staff!

After you check in the guesthouse, please ask Cocoroom’s staff about the neighborhood and places worth visiting in Osaka. Based on our personal knowledge, we will give you information that best matches your interests.

2.Check out “Kamap!”

We created an arts guide map, “Kamap!” for guests to get to know the Kamagasaki area. In addition to information about local arts, it also introduces background information and details the lifestyles of this area, and provides unique tips to best enjoy your time here. Although Kamagasaki seems a unique town, it really becomes a special place when you experience it on your own.

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3.Check Cocoroom’s Google map!

Our staff has found and mapped shops, convenience stores, supermarkets, and more useful spots where you can feel Osaka’s atmosphere on Google maps. Please feel free to use it!

(Cafés, supermarkets, restaurants, public baths, post offices, cosmetics shops, souvenir shops, electronics retailers, books and records stores, kimono shops, galleries, and movie theaters)

Google Maps

To different cities! To the next destination! Go by a train!

You can get to both of the JR and subway stations walking from Matsunoki. Conveniently located, you can go anywhere in Osaka City as well as famous sightseeing places outside of Osaka.

Namba (4 min), Umeda (13 min), Nara (40 min), Kyoto (55 min), Kobe (55 min)
KIX (Kansai International Airport) (45 min), ITAMI (Osaka International Airport) (55 min), KOBE (Kobe Airport) (90 min)
Abeno, Namba
High Way
Umeda, Namba, Tennoji
Bullet Train: Shin-Osaka sta. (20 min)
*Estimated times are from Dobutsuen-mae sta. by Subway and Shin-imamiya sta. by JR・Nankai.
Dotonbori(4 min), Osaka Castle (13 min), Universal Studio Japan (25 min), Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (20 min), Bunraku Theater (6 min), Nakanoshima Park (8 min), The National Museum of Art, Osaka (10 min), Osaka Dome (9 min), The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (13 min), Sumiyoshi Taisha (17 min), Expo’70 Commemorative Park (50 min), National Museum of Ethnology (60 min), Shinsekai (5 mby walk), Abeno Harukas (15 min by walk)
Fushimi Inari Taisha (65 min), Arashiyama (65 min), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (75 min), Gion (65 min), Kinkaku-ji (90 min), Ginkaku-ji (90 min), Mt. Kurama (150 min)
Tōdai-ji・Nara Park (45 min), Toshodaiji (50 min), Mt. Yoshino (110 min)
Himeji Castle (90 min), Motomachi-Chūkagai (55 min), Mt. Rokko (60 min), Koshien (35 min), Arima Hot Spring (95 min)
Mount Kōya (140 min), Kumano Kodo (5 hour)
Cocoroom is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003. We focus on making a space for encounters and expression, which takes the physical form of a café for various kinds of people to gather freely. Once a month we open the entrance up as a street clinic, organize the “Kamagasaki University of Arts”, which posits the neighborhood as a university, and hold many lectures in the local area. We opened a guesthouse in